Faculty Profile for Dr. Benjamin F Schwartz

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Dr. Benjamin F Schwartz
Professor — Biology
Professor — Edwards Aquifer Research
FAB 206
phone: (512) 245-7608

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hutchins, B., Schwartz, B. F., & Coleman, W. T. (2022). Three New Microcerberids (Isopoda, Microcerberidae) from Subterranean Freshwater Habitats in Texas, USA.
  • Tian, L., Gao, Y., Yang, G., Schwartz, B. F., Cai, B., Ray, C., … Wu, H. (2021). Hydrochemical and Isotope Tracers of Sources of water for Springs from Edwards Aquifer, Central Texas, USA.
  • Schwartz, B., Mace, R. E., & Sprouse, P. (n.d.). Springs in Texas. In Ecology and Conservation Status of the World’s Springs. Springs Stewardship Institute.
  • Stevens, L. E., Aly, A. A., Arpin, S. M., Apostolova, I., Ashley, G. M., Barba, P. Q., … Tshibalo, E. A. (2021). The ecological integrity of spring ecosystems—A global review. Imperiled—The Encyclopedia of Conservation.
  • Gladstone, N., Whelan, N., Hutchins, B., Schwartz, B. F., Czaja, A., Slay, M., & Niemiller, M. (2021). Subterranean Freshwater Gastropod Biodiversity and Conservation in North America.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Byron N. Cooper Graduate Fellowship award. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Full Research Assistantship and other funding. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Fellow award - National Speleological Society. 1999

Selected Grants

  • Schwartz, Benjamin F (Principal), Hutchins, Benjamin (Co-Principal), Swink, Aaron (Co-Principal). Cave Conservancy of the Virginias., $9930. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Nowlin, WH (Principal), Schwartz, Benjamin F (Co-Principal). Evaluation of the Long-Term, Elevated Temperature and Low Dissolved Oxygen Tolerances of the Comal Springs Riffle Beetle., $93034. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Schwartz, Benjamin F (Principal), Nice, Chris (Co-Principal), Nowlin, Weston (Co-Principal). Status Assessment and Ecological Characterization for the Texas Troglobitic Water Slater, Lirceolus smithii., $73537. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Nowlin, Weston (Principal), Schwartz, Benjamin F. Evaluation of Long-Term, Elevated Temperature and Low Dissolved Oxygen Tolerances of the Comal Springs Riffle Beetle., $99034. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Schwartz, Benjamin F (Principal), Nice, Chris (Co-Principal). Molecular and Morphological Analysis of Stygobromus sp. near San Marcos, TX., $18998. (Funded: 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
10-year Strategic Planning Committee
2014-Present
Member
Departmental Space Committee
2014-Present
Member
Spring Lake Diving Control Board Committee
2012-Present
Board member
Karst Waters Institute (KWI)
2011-Present
Maintainer and manager
rc-GIS licenses for the Department of Biology
2008-Present