Shan Zuidema

Research Scientist II
Phone: (603) 862-2706
Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Shantar Zuidema, a research scientist with the Earth Systems Research Center.

Shan Zuidema is a hydrologist developing primarily model-based analyses of human-hydrologic system interactions. Throughout his career, he has focused on issues of human contaminants affecting water resources and ecosystems, and evaluating how measures aiming to correct water resource problems can be used effectively to achieve desired ecological and resource outcomes.


  • Ph.D., Earth System Science, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Hydrology, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Environmental Earth Science, Eastern Ct State College

Research Interests

  • Complex systems modeling
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geospatial modeling
  • Hydrology

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 710/810: Groundwater Hydrology

Selected Publications

Grogan, D. S., Zuidema, S., Prusevich, A., Wollheim, W. M., Glidden, S., & Lammers, R. B. (n.d.). Water balance model (WBM) v.1.0.0: a scalable gridded global hydrologic model with water-tracking functionality. Geoscientific Model Development, 15(19), 7287-7323. doi:10.5194/gmd-15-7287-2022

Rouge, C., Reed, P. M., Grogan, D. S., Zuidema, S., Prusevich, A., Glidden, S., . . . Lammers, R. B. (2021). Coordination and control - limits in standard representations of multi-reservoir operations in hydrological modeling. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 25(3), 1365-1388. doi:10.5194/hess-25-1365-2021

Zuidema, S., Grogan, D., Pruseyich, A., Lammers, R., Gilmore, S., & Williams, P. (2020). Interplay of changing irrigation technologies and water reuse: example from the upper Snake River basin, Idaho, USA. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 24(11), 5231-5249. doi:10.5194/hess-24-5231-2020

Zuidema, S., Wollheim, W. M., Mineau, M. M., Green, M. B., & Stewart, R. J. (2018). Controls of Chloride Loading and Impairment at the River Network Scale in New England. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, 47(4), 839-847. doi:10.2134/jeq2017.11.0418

Samal, N. R., Wollheim, W. M., Zuidema, S., Stewart, R. J., Zhou, Z., Mineau, M. M., . . . Huber, M. (2017). A coupled terrestrial and aquatic biogeophysical model of the Upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, to inform ecosystem services evaluation and management under climate and land-cover change. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, 22(4). doi:10.5751/ES-09662-220418