- Springfield, MO
Hydrogeologists like Shiloh study how water moves through and interacts with the environment, especially below ground. With more than 20 years of experience in environmental work, Shiloh has a deep understanding of site investigation, remediation, regulatory compliance and natural resource management.
“I have always enjoyed being outdoors in all seasons of the year,” Shiloh says. “Working with geology and water made sense.”
Shiloh specializes in analyzing groundwater movement through karst environment. Karst regions have underlying limestone that has been partially dissolved, leaving a complicated swiss-cheese-like network of rock beneath the surface—and making groundwater analysis challenging.
To understand groundwater movement in complicated environments such as karst, Shiloh has also become an expert in fluorescent tracer dyes. By carefully adding a special non-toxic tracer dye to surface water and then taking water samples throughout a site, Shiloh can learn how water behaves, both above and below the surface.
“Fluorescent dye tracing is an often underutilized and cost-effective tool for understanding how water moves in and interacts with the environment,” Shiloh says.
In her free time, Shiloh prioritizes time with her family. “I love working with kids!” she says. Shiloh and her husband are foster parents and enjoy spending time with their grandkids. They’re also active in their church and like to get outside when they can—hiking, caving, gardening or just relaxing on the water!
- Beeman, Shiloh and Thomas Aley. 2017. Groundwater Tracing Methods, Techniques, and Management Applications, Workshop Short Course, 22nd National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. October 16-20, 2017.
- Beeman, Shiloh, Thomas Aley and Michael Slay. 2017. Cave Springs Karst Conservation Study: A Success Story in Karst Resource Management and Urban Development. Presentation at 22nd National Cave and Karst Management Symposium, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. October 16-20, 2017.
- Beeman, Shiloh and Thomas Aley. 2016. Cave Springs Area Karst Conservation Study: A Success Story in Karst Resource Management and Urban Development. Presentation at 2016 Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, Missouri. February 3-5, 2016.
- Beeman, Shiloh and Thomas Aley. 2015. Groundwater Tracing as a Hydrogeologic Tool in Karst and Other Landscapes Short Course. 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, Rochester, MN, October 4-9, 2015.
- Beeman, Shiloh L., Thomas J. Aley, and Michael Slay. 2013. The Need for Presumptive Habitat Considerations in Working with Subterranean Aquatic Species of Concern: Three Ozark Region Case Histories U.S.A. 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, Carlsbad, NM, May 6-10, 2013.