George C FlowersGeorge C. Flowers
Associate Professor

Phone: 504-862-3192
Fax: 504-865-5199

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Room 205 Blessey Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118


Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1979

Research Interests

Theoretical Geochemistry
Sedimentary Geochemistry
Environmental Geology and Geochemistry
Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals


Isphording, W. C., Allison, D. T., and Flowers, G. C., 2007, Occurrence of primary magnesium silicates (palygorskite-sepiolite) in karst terranes: Proceedings of the 12thInternational Conference on Water-Rock Interaction, v. 2, p. 1671-1674

Devall, Margaret S., Thien, L. B., Flowers, G. C., Ellgaard, E., 2006.  Lead transport into Bayou Trepagnier wetlands in Louisiana, USA: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 35, p. 758-765

Marcantonio, F., Flowers, G.C., and Templin, N., 1999, Lead isotopes as fingerprints of pollution in Bayou Trepagnier, Louisiana: Environmental Geology, v. 39, p. 1070-1079

Flowers, G. C., Barber, M. and Jin, P., 1998, Subsurface geology of hazardous waste injection sands near Geismar, Louisiana: Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. 4, p. 341-360

Flowers, G.C.,  Suhayda, J. N., Clymire, J. W., McPherson, G. L., Koplitz, L. V., and Poirrier, M. A., 1998, Impact of industrial effluent diversion on Bayou Trepagnier, Louisiana:  Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. 4, p. 77-91.

Khosraviani, M., Pavlov, A. R., Flowers, G. C., and Blake, D. A., 1998, Detection of heavy metals using immunoassay: Optimization and validation of a rapid, portable assay for ionic Cd: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 32, p. 137-142.

Manheim, F. T., Flowers, G. C., McIntire, A. G., Marot, M., and Holmes, C., 1998, Environmental geochemistry and sediment quality in Lake Pontchartrain: Database development and review: Trans. Gulf Coast Assoc. Geological Soc. v. 47, p. 337-349

Flowers, G.C. Environmental sedimentology of the Pontchartrain Estuary. Trans. Gulf Coast Assoc. Geological Soc. 40:237-50, 1990

Marcantonio, F., G. C. Flowers, L. Thien, and E. Ellgaard, 1988, Pb isotopes in tree rings: Chronology of pollution in Bayou Trepagnier, LA. Environ. Sci. Technol., v. 32, p. 2371-2376

Courses Taught

EENS 1110 – Physical Geology
EENS 2060 – Introductory Geography
EENS 2070 – Weather & Climate
EENS 2020 – Environmental Geology
EENS 2110 – Mineralogy
EENS 4030 – Environmental Spatial Analysis
EENS 6030 – Environmental Spatial Analysis
EENS 6300 – Groundwater Hydrology
EENS 6320 – Subsurface Geology
EENS 6340 – Earth

101 Blessey Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504-865-5198