Wendy Robertson
Associate Professor
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Institute for Great Lakes Research

Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Sciences
Brooks Hall 313B

Dr. Robertson works on challenges of water resources, quality, and sustainability in human-influenced systems.


  • Ph.D., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • M.Sc., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009
  • B.Sc., (Special Honors), Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Teaching Interests

Hydrology/hydrogeology, nutrient cycling, and ecohydrology; anthropogenic impacts on the hydrosphere and biogeochemical cycling on nutrients, sustainable practices and policy for water resources, coupled field observation and computational modeling studies of ecohydrological systems, and water resources in the developing world.

Teaching Areas

  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental Sciences

Selected Publications

  • Robertson, W.M., Allen, J.T., Wolaver, B.D., and Sharp, J.M. Jr. (2019) Aridland spring response to mesoscale precipitation: Implications for groundwater-dependent ecosystem sustainability, Journal of Hydrology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.12.074
  • Robertson, W.M., Robinett, M., and McCullough, D.G. (2018)Soil Moisture Response to white ash mortality following emerald ash borer invasion, Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s1265-018-7525-0
  • Kluver, D.B., Robertson, W.M., and Agardy, R. (2018) Role playing a city’s response to climate change: engaging undergraduate geoscience students, Journal of Geoscience Education; DOI: 10.1080/10899995.2018.1411734
  • Robertson, W.M., Böhlke, J.K., and Sharp, John M. Jr. (2017) Response of deep groundwater to land use change in desert basins of the Trans-Pecos region, Texas, USA: Effects on infiltration, recharge, and nitrogen fluxes, Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11178
  • Robertson, W.M., and Sharp, J.M. Jr. (2015) Estimates of net infiltration in arid basins and potential impacts on recharge and solute flux due to land use and vegetation change, Journal of Hydrology, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.081
  • Robertson, W.M., and Sharp, J.M. Jr. (2013) Estimates of recharge in two arid basin aquifers, Red Light Draw and Eagle Flats (Texas, USA): a model of spatially variable net infiltration and its implications, Hydrogeology Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s10040-013-1018-8
  • Flewelling, S., Hornberger, G., Herman, J., Mills, A., and Robertson, W. (2013) Diel patterns in coastal-stream nitrate concentrations linked to evapotranspiration in the riparian zone of a low-relief, agricultural catchment, Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9763
  • Robertson, W.M., and Sharp, J.M. Jr. (2012) Variability of groundwater nitrate concentrations over time in arid basin aquifers: sources, mechanisms of transport, and implications for conceptual models, Environmental Earth Sciences Journal, DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-2069-1