Jason Gurdak Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

Jason J. Gurdak, Ph.D., P.H.

Associate Professor

Department of Earth & Climate Sciences














Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Google Scholar Profile



Ph.D., Geology and Geological Engineering*, Geochemistry Program, Colorado School of Mines

M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

B.S., Geology, Bates College

*ranked in top 25 Earth Sciences Departments, 2014 U.S. News and World Report


Professional Experience

2015 - Present: Associate Professor of Hydrogeology, Department of Earth & Climate Sciences, SFSU

2009 - 2015: Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology, Department of Earth & Climate Sciences, SFSU

2009 - Present: Associated Faculty, Environmental Studies Program, SFSU

1999 - 2009: Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO


Professional Certification

Professional Hydrologist (P.H.), Groundwater (cert # 12-HGW-4012), American Institute of Hydrology, 2012-present


Research Group

Groundwater and Water Resources (GWR) research group


Research Highlights

Jason Gurdak is the Coordinator of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) study Groundwater Resource Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC).

For more information about GRAPHIC, see:

GRAPHIC web site;

GRAPHIC framework document (pdf); or

GRAPHIC 2007 special section in Vadose Zone Journal.                


International Research Initiative: G@GPS

In 2011, the new G@GPS initiative (Groundwater@Global Paleoclimate Signals) was launched to help the international paleogroundwater research community in coordinating activities that advance investigations of the links between paleoclimate archives and paleogroundwater observations. G@GPS is an inclusive group of scientists that coordinates paleogroundwater research, organizes workshops and training courses, and helps future and early-career researchers develop necessary skills. If you are interested in participating in G@GPS, please contact me or one of the other coordinators (see the invitation letter here: PDF). Learn more about G@GPS here.


Professional Society Membership

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Groundwater Resources Association of California

Geological Society of America (GSA)

National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)

International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)



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