Groundwater Education Specialist
Office: TNR 224E
Kevin Masarik is an integrated specialist with UW - Extension in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. His extension teaching focuses on groundwater and drinking water quality education targeted towards populations served by rural residential well water systems. Other aspects of his work include understanding the relationship between agricultural landuse and water quality, geologic related groundwater contaminants, and utilizing the Center's well water data to educate the public about important groundwater quality concerns where they live.
MS, Major: Soil Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003
BS, Major: Water Resources, Minor: Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 2001
McGinley, P., K. Masarik, M. Gotkowitz, and D. Mechenich. (2016) The Impact of Aquifer Geology and Anthropogenic Acidification on Groundwater Phosphorus. Applied Geochemistry. 72:1-9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S088329271630097X
Luczaj, J.; Masarik, K. Groundwater Quantity and Quality Issues in a Water-Rich Region: Examples from Wisconsin, USA. Resources 2015, 4, 323-357. doi:10.3390/resources4020323
Masarik, K., Norman, J. and Brye, K. (2014) Long-Term Drainage and Nitrate Leaching below Well-Drained Continuous Corn Agroecosystems and a Prairie. Journal of Environmental Protection, 5, 240-254. doi: 10.4236/jep.2014.54028.
Masarik, K. 2009. On-site water reuse systems: Using water to its full potential (G3882). University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension Publishing Unit.
Masarik, K. 2009. Effects of Animal Waste Spreading on Groundwater and Challenges for Water Resources Education. Water Resources: Impact Vol. 11, Number 4.
Masarik, K. 2007. Improving Your Private Well Water Quality (G3826). University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension Publishing Unit.
Masarik, K.C., J.M. Norman, K.R. Brye, and J.M. Baker. 2004. Improvements to measuring water flux in the vadose zone. J. Environ. Qual. 33:1152-1158.
Online Media Outreach
Wisconsin Public Television - University Place. Nitrate in Wisconsin's Groundwater. Wed Nite @ the Lab Lecture Series. January 20, 2016.
Wisconsin Public Radio - Larry Meiller Show. Guest appearances for Kevin Masarik.
Groundwater & Well Water: Towns of Armenia and Port Edwards. July 17, 2018