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Adam Pidlisecky

Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary

The focus of Dr. Pidlisecky’s research is the integration of spatial and geophysical data to monitor and model near surface hydrological processes.


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Contact Details

Office Phone:(403) 220-6679
Location:Earth Sciences 130

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Selected Publications

1. Cockett, A. R., & Pidlisecky, A. (2014). Simulated electrical conductivity response of clogging mechanisms for managed aquifer recharge. Geophysics, 79(2), D81-D89.

2. Nenna, V., Pidlisecky, A., & Knight, R. (2014). Monitoring managed aquifer recharge with electrical resistivity probes. Interpretation, 2(4), T155-T166.

3. Nenna, V., Pidlisecky, A., and Knight, R. (2011). Application Of An Extended Kalman Filter Approach To Inversion Of Time-lapse Electrical Resistivity Imaging Data For Monitoring Infiltration. Water Resources Research doi:10.1029/2010WR010120. 13pp.


In addition to his academic position, Dr. Adam Pidlisecky is also a co-founder of 3point Science. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers. Adam has participated in the development of technologies for groundwater monitoring and remediation. He is also an award winning inventor and visualization expert.

Research Profile

Dr. Pidlisecky’s current key areas of research include:

The geophysical methods of large scale groundwater management - the primary goal in this research is to extract hydrogeology data directly related to: aquifer thickness, resistivity, water transmissivity and groundwater quality; and visualization of near surface hydrologic processes, to discover new perspectives that would enhance insight and learning processes when viewing three dimensional objects.

Dr. Pidlisecky is also undertaking research topics that include but are not limited to
hydrological conceptual modeling, interaction between groundwater and surface water, assessment of aquifer properties, monitoring of natural and saline groundwater processes, non-invasive imaging of hydrologic processes, geophysical modeling of groundwater and surface water systems, and groundwater resource evaluation.

Last modified date: 03/05/2016