Randy Stotler

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Slawson Hall, room 170F
University of Kansas
1420 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Stotler's research interest is hydrogeology.

Research Interests

  • C. Use of non-traditional stable isotopes to investigate carbonate and organic matter evolution and biogeochemical pathways in alkaline lakes
  • D. Determining the effects of slower injection rates on aquifer clogging for aquifer storage and recovery (ASR)
  • E. Geochemical characterization of Mars analogue environments on Earth and identification of challenges to collecting fluid and gas samples on Mars.

Selected Publications

Hanlon, C., R. L. Stotler, S. K. Frape, and R. Gwynne. “Comparison of δ81Br and δ37Cl Composition of Volatiles, Salt Precipitates, and Associated Water in Terrestrial Evaporative-Saline Lake Systems.” Journal Articles. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 53, no. 5 (2017): 446–65. https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2017.1324856.
Brookfield, A., R. Stotler, and E. Reboulet. “Interpreting Temporal Variations in River Response Functions: An Example from the Arkansas River, Kansas, USA.” Journal Articles. Hydrogeology Journal 25, no. 5 (2017): 1271–82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-017-1545-9.
Sun, Congjian, Xingong Li, Yaning Chen, Weihong Li, Randy L. Stotler, and Yongqing Zhang. “Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Stable Isotopes in the Tarim River Basin.” Journal Articles. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 52, no. 3 (February 10, 2016): 281–97. https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2016.1125350.
Clark, J. A., Randy L. Stotler, S. K. Frape, and W. A. Illman. “Compound Specific Isotope Analyses to Assess TCE Biodegradation in a Fractured Dolomitic Aquifer.” Journal Articles. Groundwater, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12440.
Katz, B. S., R. L. Stotler, D. Hirmas, G. Ludvigson, J. J. Smith, and D. O. Whittemore. “Geochemical Recharge Estimations and the Effects of a Declining Water Table.” Journal Articles. Vadose Zone Journal 15, no. 10 (2016). https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2016.03.0027.
Thompson, A. R., R. L. Stotler, G. L. Macpherson, and G. Liu. “Effect of Flow Rate on Clogging Processes in Small Diameter Aquifer Storage and Recovery Injection Wells.” Journal Articles. Water Resources Management 29 (July 19, 2015): 5171–84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-015-1111-y.
Leslie, K., A. Sturm, R. Stotler, C. Oates, K. Kyser, and D. A. Fowle. “Marinobacter Bacteria Associated with a Massive Sulphide Ore Deposit Affect Metal Mobility in the Deep Subsurface.” Journal Articles. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis 15, no. 4 (8, 2015): 319–26. https://doi.org/10.1144/geochem2013-245.
Frape, S. K., A. Blyth, R. L. Stotler, T. Ruskeeniemi, R. Blomqvist, R. H. McNutt, and M. Gascoyne. “Deep Fluids in the Continents: II. Crystalline Rocks.” Book Chapters. In Treatise on Geochemistry Volume 7: Surface and Groundwater, Weathering, and Soils, edited by J. Drever, 517–61, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.00517-9.
Stotler, R. L., S. K. Frape, and L. Labelle. “Insights Gained from Geochemical Studies in the Waterloo Moraine: Indications and Implications for Anthropogenic Loading.” Journal Articles. Canadian Journal of Water Resources 39, no. 2 (2014): 136–48. https://doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2014.914796.
Butler, J. J., Jr, R. L. Stotler, D. Whittemore, and E. C. Reboulet. “Interpretation of Water-Level Changes in the High Plains Aquifer in Western Kansas.” Journal Articles. Ground Water 51, no. 2 (2013): 180–90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00988.x.
Stotler, R. L., S. K. Frape, T. Ruskeeniemi, P. Pitkänen, and D. Blowes. “Periglacial-Glacial Cycling and the Geochemical Evolution of Canadian Shield Groundwaters.” Journal Articles. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 76, no. 1 (2012): 45–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.006.
Stotler, R., S. K. Frape, B. M. Freifeld, B. Holden, T. C. Onstott, T. Ruskeeniemi, and E. Chan. “Hydrogeology, Chemical, and Microbial Activity Measurement through Deep Permafrost.” Journal Articles. Ground Water 49, no. 3 (2011): 348–64. https://doi.org/10.111/j.1745-6584.2010.00724.x.
Stotler, R., S. K. Frape, H. T. El Mugammar, C. T. Johnston, I. Judd-Henrey, F. Edwin Harvey, R. Drimmie, and J. P. Jones. “Geochemical Heterogeneity in a Relatively Small, Stratigraphically Complex, Moraine Aquifer System: Interpretation of Flow and Recharge Using Multiple Geochemical Parameters.” Journal Articles. Hydrogeology Journal 19, no. 1 (2011): 101–15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-010-0628-7.
Stotler, R. L., S. K. Frape, L. Ahonen, I. Clark, S. Greene, M. Y. Hobbs, E. Johnson, et al. “Origin and Stability of a Permafrost Methane Hydrate Occurrence in the Canadian Shield.” Journal Articles. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 296, no. 3–4 (July 1, 2010): 384–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2010.05.024.
Stotler, R. L., S. K. Frape, and O. Shouakar-Stash. “An Isotopic Survey of δ81Br and δ37Cl of Dissolved Halides in the Canadian and Fennoscandian Shields.” Journal Articles. Chemical Geology 274, no. 1–2 (May 15, 2010): 38–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.03.014.
Stotler, R. L., F. E. Harvey, and D. C. Gosselin. “Isotopic Evidence for Black Hills Recharge to the Great Plains (Dakota) Aquifer in Eastern Nebraska.” Journal Articles. Ground Water 48, no. 3 (2010): 448–64. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00636.x.
Onstott, T. C., D. J. McGown, C. Bakermans, T. Ruskeeniemi, L. Ahonen, J. Telling, B. Soffientino, et al. “Microbial Communities in Subpermafrost Saline Fracture Water at the Lupin Au Mine, Nunavut, Canada.” Journal Articles. Microbial Ecology 58 (June 1, 2009): 786–807. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-009-9553-5.
Stotler, R. L., S. K. Frape, T. Ruskeeniemi, L. Ahonen, M. Paananen, T. C. Onstott, and M. Y. Hobbs. “Hydrogeochemistry of Groundwaters at and below the Base of Thick Permafrost at Lupin, Nunavut, Canada.” Journal Articles. Journal of Hydrology 373, no. 1–2 (May 30, 2009): 80–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.04.013.
Pfiffner, S. M., T. C. Onstott, T. Ruskeeniemi, M. Talikka, C. Bakermans, D. McGown, E. Chan, et al. “Challenges for Coring Deep Permafrost on Earth and Mars.” Journal Articles. Astrobiology 8, no. 3 (July 4, 2008): 623–38. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2007.0159.
Gosselin, D. C., F. E. Harvey, C. Frost, R. Stotler, and P. A. Macfarlane. “Strontium Isotope Geochemistry of Groundwater in the Central Part of the Dakota (Great Plains) Aquifer, USA.” Journal Articles. Applied Geochemistry 19, no. 3 (March 2004): 359–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0883-2927(03)00132-X.
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