University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences


J. Val Klump

Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
and Senior Scientist and Director, Great Lakes WATER Institute

Phone: 414-382-1700
Fax: 414-382-1705


PhD, Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1980
JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1975
BS, Zoology, Duke University, 1971

Research interests

  • Biogeochemical cycling in aquatic environments
  • Boundary layer processes
  • Radiochemistry
  • Hydrothermal and hydrogeological activity in lakes
  • Observing systems and underwater robotics

Recent and selected publications

Klump JV, Fitzgerald SA, and Waples JT. 2009. Benthic biogeochemical cycling, nutrient stoichiometry, and carbon and nitrogen mass balances in a eutrophic freshwater bay. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 792-812. 

Liao Q, Bootsma HA, Xiao J, Klump JV, Hume A, Long MH, and Berg P. 2009. Development of an in situ Underwater Particle Image Velocimetry (UWPIV) System. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 7: 169-184.

Eadie BJ, Robbins JA, Klump JV, Schwab DJ, and Edgington DN. 2008. Winter-spring storms and their influence on sediment resuspension, transport, and accumulation patterns in southern Lake Michigan. Oceanography 21: 62-79.

Das S, Routh J, Roychoudhury AN, and Klump JV. 2008. Major and trace element geochemistry in Zeeloevlei, South Africa: A lacustrine record of present and past processes. Applied Geochemistry doi:10.1016/j.apgochem.2008.02.011.

Consi TR, Hansen TF, and Klump JV. 2007. GLUCOS: The Great Lakes Urban Coastal Observing System: A radio-linked buoy network for real-time monitoring of water quality in an urban freshwater coastal zone. Sea Technology 48(9): 39-43.