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William Ullman

Professor of Marine and Geological Sciences


  • B.S., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, 1975.
  • M.S., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Michigan, 1977.
  • Ph.D., Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 1982.

Research Interests

Oceanography of Shallow Estuaries and Lagoons; Biogeochemistry of the Coastal Zone; Land Use and Nutrient Export from Watersheds; Groundwater Discharge to the Coastal Zone; Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange; Estuarine Nutrient Inputs and Cycling; Early Diagenesis of Sediments; Chemistry of Sandy Beachfaces; Rock/Water Interactions; Role of Bacteria and Metabolic Products on Rock/Water Interactions; Ethical and Professional Education of Scientists and Engineers

Continuous Biogeochemical Monitoring in Delaware

Murderkill River at Bowers, Delaware and Nanticoke River at Bridgeville

Fluid and Chemical Dynamics of Beaches

Hydrology and Geochemistry of Sandy Beaches

Ullman Selected Publications

Ullman Selected Publications


• Marine Chemistry• Ocean Observation• Geochemistry


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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