A registered professional geologist, Dr. Doug Gouzie is a Professor of Geology and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri State University.
He teaches geology and environmental courses, and his research interests include: carbon sequestration, environmental geochemistry of karst, environmental science, quantitative dye tracing of karst and sinkhole development and prediction. Dr. Gouzie serves as a statewide resource expert for sinkhole issues.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (10)
Foundation Award for Service (professional)
Missouri State University
Provost's Committee to Review/Revise General Education Program (professional)
Missouri State University
Missouri State University – Ozarks Environment & Water Resources Institute - Advisory Board (professional)
University of Kentucky: PhD, Geology 1986
University of Kentucky: BS, Geology and Geophysics 1981
- Geological Society of America
- National Speleological Society
- American Geophysical Union
Media Appearances (2)
Secrets of the Earth, Episode 204: Sinkholes
The Weather Channel tv
The surface of planet earth conceals a secret predator. It swallows cars, trees, houses and it even swallows people.
Part 3: Your sinkhole questions answered
Missouri State University Associate Professor of Geology and sinkhole expert Doug Gouzie ...
Event Appearances (3)
Missouri Master Naturalists Annual Conference Springfield, MI
Living with our Landscape: Lessons from Sinkholes
Summer Science Series Lecture Broward County, FL Public Libraries
Power to the People: Carbon Sequestration and Energy Options
Springfield Rotary Club Springfield, MI
Research Grants (3)
Terracon, Inc w/City of Springfield (Brownfields Site, USEPA)
For Geophysical Survey and Dye Tracing for the “New Diesel Spring” at the West Meadows Site
Missouri Carbon Sequestration Project
Springfield (MO) City Utilities
PI - contractor to CU on $2.2 million grant extension from U.S. DOE
Monitoring and Numerical Modeling of Shallow CO2 Injection
US Dept of Energy
Co-PI. Greene County, Missouri
Mining operations in the Tri-State Mining District of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma (TSMD), once one of the major lead and zinc mining areas in the world, had completely ceased by 1970...
Quantitative dye-tracing methods were utilized in a portion of the greater Springfield, Missouri metropolitan area. These methods were used to evaluate factors influencing groundwater movement through the shallow karst system in the area...
Sinkhole formation is an ongoing hazard for urban karst settings, compromising construction foundations, and accelerating groundwater pollution. In Springfield, Missouri, the uppermost exposed unit is the Burlington limestone, a carbonate bedrock which is susceptible to karst formation, including caves and sinkholes...
Sinkhole detection in karst areas is usually difficult through remote sensing image interpretation. We present an efficient approach to extract mature sinkholes from lidar DEM...
Dye-tracing methods are utilized in an area of southwestern Missouri, USA, in order to evaluate factors influencing groundwater flow in the karst lithology. Four new dye traces were conducted in the Burlington Limestone formation of the surficial Springfield Plateau aquifer...