Jesse Korus

Jesse Korus

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Title Groundwater Hydrologist
Address 619 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0995
Phone 402-472-7561
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail jkorus3@unl.edu
Vitae Download file
Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

I am a hybrid hydrogeologist/sedimentologist: I conduct interdisciplinary research in the emerging field of aquifer sedimentology. My aim is to understand the influence of subsurface heterogeneity on hydrologic system function and water resource sustainability. Heterogeneity plays a critical role in determining patterns of stream-aquifer interaction, contaminant transport, and groundwater response to land use changes, climate changes, and pumping. I use geophysical tools, field methods, and computer models to produce 3-D renderings of aquifer systems. 3-D models provide insight to the interconnections between the land surface and the subsurface. My current focus is on characterizing the High Plains/Ogallala aquifer system in areas of intensive water use and semi-arid climate, with the goal of improving the physical representation of aquifer heterogeneity in coupled groundwater/surface-water models.

Selected Publications

Korus, J. T., Joeckel, R. M., Divine, D. P., Abraham, J. D. 2016. Three-dimensional architecture and hydrostratigraphy of cross-cutting buried valleys using airborne electromagnetics, glaciated Central Lowlands, Nebraska, USA. Sedimentology. 64:553-581. Online
Burberry, C. M., Korus, J. T., Joeckel, R. M. 2015. Post-Mississippian tectonics of the Nemaha Tectonic Zone and Mid-Continent Rift System, SE Nebraska and N Kansas. The Mountain Geologist.
Divine, D.P., Joeckel, R.M., Korus, J.T., Hanson, P.R., Olafsen Lackey, S., 2009, Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA): Introduction to a Hydrogeologic Study, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division Bulletin 1 (New Series), 32 p.

Awards

  • 2015 – Myerly-Martin Award for Outstanding Work in Sedimentology and Paleontology awarded by Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, UNL 
  • 2014 – John C. Frye Memorial Award awarded by Association of American State Geologists 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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  • Geological Society of America
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  • International Association of Sedimentologists
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Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Groundwater
  • Aquifer characterization
  • Stratigraphy and sedimentology
  • Regional geology and hydrogeology
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Sand
  • Wells
  • Paleoenvironments
  • Petroleum Resources
  • Palesols
  • Rivers
  • Rocks and Stones
  • Tectonics
  • Water quality
  • Groundwater Modeling

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Middle Republican Hydrogeologic Framework and Groundwater Observation Network (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 5/24/2016
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 5/23/2017
Funding Level $16,133.00
Funding Source Middle Republican NRD

 
Grant Title Middle Republican Hydrogeologic Framework and Groundwater Observation Network
Starting Date 5/24/2016
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Co-PIs
Doug Hallum
Ending Date 5/23/2017
Funding Level $17,397.00
Funding Source Middle Republican NRD

 
Grant Title Nebraska Statemap FY 2015
Starting Date 9/15/2015
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2016
Funding Level $86,366.00
Funding Source U. S. Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska FY2014 Statemap Project
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $65,623.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska FY 2014 Statemap Project
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $65,623.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Preservation of Rock Cores
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $20,018.00
Funding Source US Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Water Leaders Academy (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Mark Burbach
Co-PIs
Lorrie Benson
Bruce Dvorak
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Connie Reimers-Hild
Phyllis Schoenholz
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $21,302.00
Funding Source Nebraska State Irrigation Association

 
Grant Title 2013-2014 Statemap
Starting Date 9/15/2013
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2014
Funding Level $72,636.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior

 
Grant Title Shallow Groundwater Nitrate Verification Study
Starting Date 4/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Co-PIs
Mark Burbach
Ending Date 12/31/2012
Funding Level $14,705.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Nebraska Water Resource 104B 2011
Starting Date 3/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 2/28/2015
Funding Level $19,000.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Lower Platte North NRD Observation Well Program
Starting Date 8/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Co-PIs
Matthew Marxsen
Ending Date 1/11/2011
Funding Level $9,000.00
Funding Source Lower Platte North NRD

 
Grant Title Eastern Nebraska HEM Aquifier Mapping
Starting Date 7/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 7/1/2010
Funding Level $60,000.00
Funding Source Lower Platte South NRD

 
Grant Title Lower Salt Creek Ground Water Reservoir Modeling Project
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 5/31/2010
Funding Level $14,971.00
Funding Source Lower Platte South NRD

 

Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

rocks and minerals; geologic history of Nebraska; groundwater resources of Nebraska

When I am most available to speak:

Anytime

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • Middle/High School
  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older)
  • General Public
  • Technical