Jonathan Malzone


707 NSC

jmalzone at buffalo edu

Research interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Pedology
  • Groundwater/surface water interactions
  • Groundwater dependent ecosystems

Personal statement

I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Summa Cum Laude) with a B.S. in Geology 2010. While at Edinboro I became involved in research in the French Creek Watershed studying climate change based on multi proxy data from stream and lake cores. 

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa, where I learned of my interest in Geology and the environment. This was due to the very high degree of brown lands, groundwater/surface water contamination, and soil contamination prevalent in Pittsburgh remnant from intensive mining, development, and agricultural practices. I moved to Erie, Pa in 2006 to go to school, while in undergrad I found the Great Lakes suffered from the same problems as my home.

I am seeking a PhD in hydrogeology in order to restore groundwater dependent ecosystems and remediate contaminated groundwater.


  • B.S. in Geology (Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2010)

Publications / Presentations


Malzone, J. & Lowry, C.S. (2012, November). Physiochemically distinguishing hydrological exchange between streams and stratified glacial drift with multiple groundwater sources. Paper presented at the 2012 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Malzone, J. & Lowry, C.S. (2012, September). Complex base flow in stratified glacial drift aquifers: ecological implications. Paper presented at the 39th International Association for Hydrogeologists Congress, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. 

Blersch, D.M., Blersch, S.S., Habberfield, M., Hannes, I., Malzone, J., & Whiteway, S. (2012, June). The disconnect between ecosystem services concept and ecosystem function in stream restoration: where do we go from here? Paper presented at the 12th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting, Syracuse, New York.

Malzone, J., Thomas, K., Kalinovich, I. & Lowry, C.S. "Determining the hyporheic interface and scale of ecological significance in three western New York streams." Paper presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneaplois, MN. (2011, October).

Thomas, K., Malzone, J., Bank, T., & Lowry, C. "Idenitification of groundwater-stream interactions with implications for biogeochemical hotspots in Elton Creek, western New York." Paper presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneaplois, MN. (2011, October).