George C. Flowers

Professor Emeritus

School of Science & Engineering
George C. Flowers

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

Education & Affiliations

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


Dr. Flowers' research interests include Theoretical Geochemistry, Sedimentary Geochemistry, Environmental Geology and Geochemistry and 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