The overarching goal of Dr. Madeline Schreiber’s research in chemical hydrogeology is to develop approaches to make quantitative predictions about solute behavior in natural waters. This effort aims to answer three kinds of questions: 1) How are solutes released to water?; 2) Once released, what processes control solute movement?; and 3) What chemical, physical and biological processes affect the fate of solutes? Dr. Schreiber and her research group use field observations, laboratory experiments and numerical models to tackle challenging questions about solute behavior, with a practical goal of protecting water quality. Research results from her group have been published in leading journals in hydrogeology, low temperature geochemistry, and environmental science. Her projects are supported by diverse funding sources, including NSF and other federal agencies, industry, non-profits, and private foundations.