Andrew J. Stumpf
Ph.D in Geology (2001)
Department of Geology
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
M.Sc. in Geology (1995)
Department of Geology
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
B.Sc. in Geography and Geology - Honours (1992)
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
- Associate Quaternary Geologist - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Prairie Research Institute, Illinois State Geological Survey (2008 to present)
- Adjunct Professor: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo (2009 to present)
- Adjunct Professor: Department of Geology and Geography, Illinois State University (2015 to present)
- Associate Geologist: Illinois State Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, State of Illinois (2005 to 2008)
- Research Geologist: Pacific Northwest Center for Geologic Mapping Studies, University of Washington (2005)
- Assistant Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, State of Illinois (2000 to 2005)
Licensed Geologist: Department of Licensing Washington State (License# 24090)
Professional Geoscientist: Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (License # M7009)
Fellow, Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG)
International Glacialogical Society (IGS)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
American Geological Union (AGU)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG)
Illinois Groundwater Association
Dr. Stumpf is a Quaternary geologist who undertakes basic and applied research to examine and characterize sediments and landforms left behind by glaciers that are exposed at the land surface and in the subsurface. Taking an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approach, Dr. Stumpf and his research group seek to understand how glaciers and their associated meltwaters have impacted Earth's surface. Dr. Stumpf's research program is strongly field-oriented, and a variety of high-resolution geological, geophysical, hydrogeological and geochemical methods are used to study these sediments and landforms. In some places the coarse-grained sediment (sand and gravel) may contain important sources of water (especially in buried valleys) and construction aggregate that provide economic and environmental benefits to society. In steep terrain, collapse and failure of the sediment may pose a significant hazard to property and public infrastructure. The sediments may also hold evidence of past climates that can be used to model future conditions. Dr. Stumpf uses geospatial and geomodelling software to visualize, analyze, and interpret the information at various scales and dimensions. Dr. Stumpf is a well sought-after geoscientist who has been involved in projects studying glaciers and their deposits throughout Illinois and other areas of the United States, across Canada, and in Europe and South America.
- Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (IML-CZO): Investigator - Geochemical characterization of soil (sediment) and vegetation; geomophic mapping of Upper Sangamon River Watershed.
- National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (STATEMAP): Principal Investigator - Surficial geologic mapping in the Frankfort Quadangle, Will and Cook Counties, Illinois.
- Fluctuating glacial margins and periglacial sedimentary environments at the onset of the last deglaciation; a focus on timing, palaeoenvironments, and possible relationship with sea level rise at 19 ka (Prairie Research Institute Matching Research Awards Program (MRAP)): Co-Principal Investigator - Provenance of glacial tills in northeastern Illinois.
- Development of Freeze-Shoe Sampler to Recover Aquifer Sands with In-situ Groundwater From up to 1000-ft Depth (National Science Foundation): Collaborator - Quaternary geology of the Mahomet Bedrock Valley in central Illinois.
- Geology of the Mahomet aquifer, east-central Illinois: Principal Investigator and Project Manager - Geological characterization of aquifer and aquitard materials, glacial drift aquifers and buried valley aquifers.
- Drilling Overdeepened Alpine Valleys (DOVE) - International Continental Drilling Program (ICDP): Scientific Team Member - Quaternary history of overdeepened valleys in the Alps.
- Reconstruction of late glacial to early Holocene climates in central Illinois: Co-Principal Investigator - Composition and geochronology of sand, marl, and loess deposits along the Illinois River valley.
- Geochronology and paleoecology of Early to Middle Pleistocene sediments using terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides (TCN) burial dates, sediment composition, plant microfossils, palynology, and microbial DNA.
- Geologic mapping in the Illinois River valley: Surficial geology of the Germantown Hills Quadrangle, Woodford County, Illinois.
- Geochemistry of glacial sediments in Illinois.
Stohr, C.J., A.J. Stumpf, and B.J. Stiff, (2015). Outcrop measurements for geo-engineering and hydrogeology along the Vermilion River, central Illinois. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, Volume 21, 63–74. http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.21.1.63.
Atkinson, L.A., M. Ross, and A.J. Stumpf (2014). Three-dimensional geological modelling of hydrofacies assemblages forming a heterogeneous aquitard/ aquifer ‘hybrid’ unit in central Illinois. Hydrogeology Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10040-014-1156-7.
Ismail, A. and A.J. Stumpf (2014). Seismic characterization of glacial sediments in central Illinois. Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 101, 1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.11.009.
Stumpf, A.J., T. Ferbey, A. Plouffe, J.J. Clague, B.C. Ward, R.C. Paulen, A.B.C. Bush. (2013). Discussion: “Streamlined erosional residuals and drumlins in central British Columbia, Canada” by J. Donald McClenagan, (2013) Geomorphology 189, 41–54. Geomorphology, Volume 209, 147–150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.019.
Stumpf, A.J. (2013). Hydrocompaction Subsidence. P. Bobrowsky (ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_177.
Stumpf, A.J. (2013). Collapsing Soil Hazards. P. Bobrowsky (ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_70.
Stumpf, A.J. (2013). Dispersive Soil Hazards. P. Bobrowsky (ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_94.
Stumpf, A.J. and A. Ismail (2013). High-resolution seismic reflection profiling: An aid for resolving the Pleistocene stratigraphy of a buried valley in central Illinois, USA. Annals of Glaciology, v. 54, no. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG64A602.
Stumpf A.J. and Dey WS (eds), (2012). Understanding the Mahomet aquifer: geological, geophysical, and hydrogeological studies in Champaign County and adjacent areas. Draft Contract no. IL Amer Water 2007-02899, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL
Hong, W., A.J. Stumpf, X. Miao, and T.V. Lowell (2012). Atmospheric changes in North America during the last deglaciation from dune-wetland records in the Midwestern United States Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 58, p. 124–134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.018.
Stumpf, A.J. (2012). Till geochemistry and clast lithology studies of the Bulkley River Valley, West-Central British Columbia (parts of NTS 093L): Geoscience BC, Report 2012-11, 59 p. http://www.geosciencebc.com/i/project_data/GBC_Report2012-11/GBCR2012-11_Report_rev.pdf.
Ismail, A., E.C. Smith, A.C. Phillips, and A.J. Stumpf (2012). Pitfalls in interpretation of shallow seismic data. Applied Geophysics, v. 9, no. 1, 87–94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11770-012-0318-4.
Dixon Warren, A.B., and A.J. Stumpf (2010). Geochemistry of glacial sediments in Illinois and adjacent areas: Illinois State Geological Survey, Open File Series 2010-2, 62 p. plus appendices. http://library.isgs.uiuc.edu/Pubs/pdfs/ofs/2010/ofs2010-02.pdf
McKay, E.D. III, R.C. Berg, A.K. Hansel, T.J. Kemmis, and A.J. Stumpf (2008). Quaternary deposits and history of the ancient Mississippi River valley, north-central Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, Guidebook 35, 98 p. http://library.isgs.uiuc.edu/Pubs/pdfs/guidebooks/guidebook-35.pdf.
Stumpf, A.J., and D.E., Luman (2007). An interactive 3-D geologic map for Lake County, Illinois, United States of America. Journal of Maps, v. 2007, p. 254–261. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/jom.2007.9710843#.U2gIf1eAmbM.
Stumpf, A.J., A.K. Hansel, and M.L. Barnhardt (2006). Geologic mapping of glacial drift aquifers in the Greater Chicago Area, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Open File 2003-17, 6 p. http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/servs/pubs/pdf-pubs/chi_drift_aq_map.pdf.
Stumpf, A.J., B.E. Broster, and V.M. Levson (2004). Glacial stratigraphy of the Bulkley River region: A depositional framework for the Late Pleistocene in central British Columbia. Géographie physique et Quaternaire, v. 58, no. 2-3, p. 271–228. http://www.synergiescanada.org/journals/erudit/gpq14/gpq1285/013139ar.
Stumpf, A.J., B.E. Broster, and V.M. Levson (2000). Multi-phase flow of the Late Wisconsinan Cordilleran Ice Sheet in Western Canada. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 112, p. 1150–1163. http://www.intl-bulletin.geoscienceworld.org/content/112/12/1850.
Stumpf, A.J., B.E. Broster, V.M. Levson, M. Geertsema, and J.W Schwab (1998). Stability of glacial silt and clay deposits in central British Columbia. In Engineering geology, a global view from the Pacific Rim. Edited by D. Moore and O. Hungr. Proceedings, 8th International Congress, International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment, Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 3, p. 1897–1903.