Welcome! Dr. John Buchanan's place on the
(when I'm not underground)...
Havin' fun at Yellowstone National Park.
Geysers make me laugh.
That's me, climbing out the
pitch of Bighorn
Gotta get to class!
Pondering eolian processes on the
Oregon coast during a field trip.
I'm a professor of geology, specializing in hydrogeology and
and have been here since 1984. I have also taken on the task of
Director of the Environmental Science Program at EWU.
A recent faculty
was published about me and my work in the Perspective, a
distributed to alumni and friends of Eastern
Washington University. When I'm not out in the field you can
find me in my office in the Science Building (room 120), generally
excited about all things geological. I'm mostly interested in
physical hydrogeology, clastic sedimentology and alluvial stratigraphy,
and speleology. I'm also a registered geologist and
in Washington state, and engage in a wide variety of consulting
outside the university.
As this page evolves and expands, I'll go into more detail about my
interests and projects that my graduate students are working on. I'll
post my course syllabi and more course-related materials in the future.
is what's available right now:
new blog is up and running and it now exceeds 1,000 posts! Check
out The Bu Element
cool for school! I have been retained by Zegrahm
Expeditions, an adventure travel company, as a geologist/naturalist
are my expeditions to the Aleutian archipelago, Kamchatka, and the
Kuril archipelago for July and August, 2010.
- My photogeologic guidebook project provisionally entitled "Geology at a Glance: Arches
National Park" is proceeding well and I anticipate publication
during summer 2009.
- Here is a link to the Lance
Hill Observatory, my home-built astronomical observatory. You won't
believe the cool images I've made of the Moon, the brighter planets,
distant deep space objects.
- Interested in bats? My late wife, Donna Hensley, was a bat
biologist. Listen and learn the
about bats! (you'll need the free
RealPlayer plugin for your browser).
- Here is a short article on the Spokane
aquifer written for The Inlander, a local newspaper.
You can send e-mail to me at: jbuchanan"at"ewu.edu
Page last updated: 09/21/2009.
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