Faculty Profile for Dr. Benjamin F Schwartz

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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Schwartz, B. F., Hutchins, B., Schwartz, Z., Hess, A., & Bonett, R. (2019). Cirolanides wassenichae sp. nov., a freshwater, subterranean Cirolanidae (Isopoda, Cymothoida) with additional records of other species from Texas, United States. Zootaxa, 4543(4), 498–514. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4543.4.2
  • Martinez, L., & Schwartz, B. F. (2018). Testing Statistical and Semi-Automated Methods for Assessing and Predicting Karst Feature Density in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-321284
  • Engel, A., Schwartz, B. F., Nowlin, W. H., & Hutchins, B. (2018). Profiling the Functional Diversity of Microbial Communitites to Understand Development and Maintenance of the Edwards Aquifer Ecosystem. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-322716
  • Jenson, A., & Schwartz, B. F. (2018). Geologic Controls on Cave Morphology in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • Jenson, A., & Schwartz, B. F. (2018). The Hydrogeology of Sistema Jaguar: Quintana Roo, Mexico.

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

Board member
Karst Waters Institute (KWI)
2011-Present
Board member
Edwards Aquifer Authority’s Aquifer Science Advisory Panel (ASAP)
2009-Present
Member
10-year Strategic Planning Committee
1925-Present
Member
Departmental Space Committee
1925-Present
Member
Search committee for Human Dimensions in Wildlife faculty position
2017-2018