Dr. George Kipphut

Dr. George KipphutGeorge W. Kipphut, Ph.D., Columbia University
Professor Emeritus
Department of Geosciences
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Office: 334 Blackburn Hall
Phone: 270-809-2847
Email: gkipphut@murraystate.edu

Courses Taught at Murray State University:

GSC 100: Freshman Transitions
GSC 102: Earth Through Time
GSC 199: Earth Science
GSC 200: Introduction to Oceanography
GSC 301 & GSC 696: Understanding Scientific Communication
GSC 303: Introduction to Water Science
GSC 565: Topics in Biogeochemistry
GSC 665: Physical/Chemical Limnology
BIO 588: Reservoir Ecology
BIO 670: Limnological Analysis Laboratory
CHE 513: Environmental Chemistry

Awards and Recognitions:

Neil Weber Award for Excellence, Murray State University, 2011
Appointed by Governor as the State Geographer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2011
Max Carman Outstanding Teacher Award, Murray State University, 2001

Research Interests:

Land-water interactions; physical and chemical limnology; reservoir ecology; biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and dissolved gases.

Representative Grant Activity:

  1. "Center for Watershed Environments at Murray State University”, supported by NSF/Kentucky EPSCoR Program, 3 years, $1,450,000, Project Leader.
  2. “Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions: Biogeochemical and Ecological Processes within a Reservoir Littoral Zone”, supported by the National Science Foundation, 6 years, $789,000, co-P.I.
  3. "The Arctic LTER Project: Terrestrial and Freshwater Research on Ecological Controls", supported by the National Science Foundation, 6 years, $4,00,000, co-P.I.
  4. “Transport, Accumulation, and Utilization of Organic Carbon in Large Reservoir Systems”. U.S. Department of Energy/Kentucky EPSCoR Program, 7 years, $926,000, Project Leader.
  5. “A Comparison of Agricultural vs Forested Basins: Carbon and Nutrient Cycling within the Hyporheic Ecotone of Streams", U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 4 years, $300,000, co-P.I.
  6. “Reservoir-Watershed Linkages: the Effects of Water Level Management on Hydrology and Water Quality in Hydro-electric Reservoirs,” U.S. Department of Energy/Kentucky EPSCoR Program, 2 years, $43,000, co-P.I.

Representative Publications:

  • Kling, G.W., and others (2014). Land-water interactions, p. 143-172. In: J.E. Hobbie and G.W. Kling (eds.), Alaska’s Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes. Oxford University Press, New York. 352 pp.
  • Jin, H.S., D.S. White, J.B. Ramsey, and G.W. Kipphut (2012). Mixed tracer injection method to measure re- aeration coefficients in small streams. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 223:5297-5306.
  • Cripps, R.M., and G.W. Kipphut (2008). Survey of nitrogen isotopes of Lepomis macrochirus (Blue Gill) from Kentucky Lake Reservoir and Ledbetter Creek, Kentucky.American J. of Undergraduate Research 7:1-5.
  • O'Brien, W.J., M. Barfield, N. Bettez, A.E. Hershey, J.E. Hobbie, G. Kipphut, G. Kling, and M.C. Miller. 2005. Long-term response and recovery to nutrient addition of a partitioned arctic lake. Freshwater Biology 50: 731-741.
  • Yurista, P.M., D.S. White, G.W. Kipphut, K. Johnston, G. Rice, and S.P. Hendricks. 2004. Nutrient patterns in a mainstem reservoir, Kentucky Lake, USA, over a 10-year period. Lake and Reservoir Management 20(2):148-163
  • Kipphut, G.W., V.L. Leasure, B.I. Naugle, and T.C. Kind. 2004. An evaluation of the Turkey Bay Off Highway Vehicle Area, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Final Report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Land Between the Lakes NRA. 31 pp.
  • Yurista, P.M., K. Johnston, G. Rice, G.W. Kipphut, and D.S. White. 2001. Particulate organic carbon patterns in a mainstem reservoir, Kentucky Lake, USA. Lake and Reservoir Management 17(4): 330-340.
  • Kling, G.W., G.W. Kipphut, M.C. Miller, and W.J. O’Brien. 2000. The integration of lakes and streams in a landscape perspective: the importance of material processing on spatial patterns and temporal coherence. Freshwater Biology 43:477-498.
  • Hobbie, J.E., B.J. Peterson, N. Bettez, L. Deegan, W. J. O'Brien, G.W. Kling, G.W. Kipphut, W.B. Bowden, and A.E. Hershey. 1999. Impact of global change on the biogeochemistry and ecology of an Arctic freshwater system. Polar Research 18(2):207-214.
  • O'Brien, W.J., and others. 1997. The limnology of Toolik Lake, p.61-106. In: A.M. Milner and M.W. Oswood (eds.), Freshwaters of Alaska: ecological syntheses. Springer, New York. 369 pp.
  • Peterson, B.J., and others. 1993. Biological responses of a tundra river to fertilization. Ecology 74:653-672.
  • Kipphut, G.W., and S.C. Whalen. 1992. Access pipes for sampling through thick ice. Hydrobiologia 240:267-269.
  • Cornwell, J.C., and G.W. Kipphut. 1992. Biogeochemistry of manganese- and iron-rich sediments in Toolik Lake, Alaska. Hydrobiologia 240:45-59.
  • Kling, G.W., G. Kipphut, and M.C. Miller. 1992. The flux of CO2 and CH4 from lakes and rivers in arctic Alaska. Hydrobiologia 240:23-36.
  • Sugai, S.F., and G.W. Kipphut. 1992. The influence of light and nutrient addition upon the sediment chemistry of iron in an arctic lake. Hydrobiologia 240:91-101.
  • Kling, G.W., G.W. Kipphut, and M.C. Miller. 1991. Arctic lakes and streams as gas conduits to the atmosphere: implications for tundra carbon budgets. Science 251:298-301.
  • Kipphut, G.W., and S.F. Sugai. 1990. Radium concentrations in drinking waters of the Fairbanks, Alaska region. The Northern Engineer 22(4):11-14.
  • Kipphut, G.W. 1990. Glacial meltwater input to the Alaska Coastal Current: evidence from oxygen isotope measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research 95:5177-5181.
  • Johnston, C.J., and G.W. Kipphut. 1988. Microbially mediated Mn(II) oxidation in an oligotrophic arctic lake. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 54:1440-1445.
  • Reeburgh, W.S., and G.W. Kipphut. 1986. Chemical distributions and signals in the Gulf of Alaska, its coastal margins and estuaries, p.77-91. In: D. W. Hood and S. T. Zimmerman (eds.), The Gulf of Alaska: Physical Environment and Biological Resources of the Continental Shelf. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Chanton, J.C., C.S. Martens, and G.W. Kipphut. 1983. Lead-210 sediment geochronology in a changing coastal environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 47:1791-1804.
  • Kipphut, G.W., and C.S. Martens. 1982. Biogeochemical cycling in an organic-rich coastal marine basin. 3. Dissolved gas transport in methane-saturated sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 46:2049-2060.
  • Martens, C.S., G.W. Kipphut, and J.V. Klump. 1980. Sediment-water chemical exchange in the coastal marine zone traced by in-situ Rn-222 flux measurements. Science 208:285-288.