Susan Brantley

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Dr. Hubert Barnes and Dr. Mary Barnes Professor, Geosciences
Director, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute

Research Summary

Aqueous geochemistry, geochemical kinetics and microbial biogeochemistry; coupling between weathering and erosion; chemical, biological, and physical weathering.

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Recent Publications

Oxidation and associated pore structure modification during experimental alteration of granite

Anovitz, L. M., Cheshire, M. C., Hermann, R. P., Gu, X., Sheets, J. M., Brantley, S. L., Cole, D. R., Ilton, E. S., Mildner, D. F. R., Gagnon, C., Allard, L. F. & Littrell, K. C., Jan 1 2021, In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 292, p. 532-556 25 p.

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Relating land surface, water table, and weathering fronts with a conceptual valve model for headwater catchments

Brantley, S. L. & Lebedeva, M. I., Feb 2021, In: Hydrological Processes. 35, 2, e14010.

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The future low-temperature geochemical data-scape as envisioned by the U.S. geochemical community

Brantley, S. L., Wen, T., Agarwal, D. A., Catalano, J. G., Schroeder, P. A., Lehnert, K., Varadharajan, C., Pett-Ridge, J., Engle, M., Castronova, A. M., Hooper, R. P., Ma, X., Jin, L., McHenry, K., Aronson, E., Shaughnessy, A. R., Derry, L. A., Richardson, J., Bales, J. & Pierce, E. M., Dec 2021, In: Computers and Geosciences. 157, 104933.

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Soil Carbon Dioxide Flux Partitioning in a Calcareous Watershed With Agricultural Impacts

Hodges, C., Brantley, S. L., Sharifironizi, M., Forsythe, B., Tang, Q., Carpenter, N. & Kaye, J. P., Oct 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 126, 10, e2021JG006379.

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Toward catchment hydro-biogeochemical theories

Li, L., Sullivan, P. L., Benettin, P., Cirpka, O. A., Bishop, K., Brantley, S. L., Knapp, J. L. A., van Meerveld, I., Rinaldo, A., Seibert, J., Wen, H. & Kirchner, J. W., Jan 1 2021, In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. 8, 1, e1495.

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Seismic Imaging of a Shale Landscape Under Compression Shows Limited Influence of Topography-Induced Fracturing

Ma, L., Oakley, D., Nyblade, A. A., Moon, S., Accardo, N., Wang, W., Gu, X., Brubaker, K., Mount, G. J., Forsythe, B. R., Carr, B. J. & Brantley, S. L., Sep 16 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 17, e2021GL093372.

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How the capacity of bedrock to collect dust and produce soil affects phosphorus bioavailability in the northern Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania

Marcon, V., Hoagland, B., Gu, X., Liu, W., Kaye, J., DiBiase, R. A. & Brantley, S. L., Nov 2021, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 46, 14, p. 2807-2823 17 p.

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Microbial chemolithotrophic oxidation of pyrite in a subsurface shale weathering environment: Geologic considerations and potential mechanisms

Napieralski, S. A., Fang, Y., Marcon, V., Forsythe, B., Brantley, S. L., Xu, H. & Roden, E. E., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Geobiology.

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Exploring the trend of stream sulfate concentrations as U.S. power plants shift from coal to shale gas

Niu, X., Wen, T. & Brantley, S. L., Sep 1 2021, In: Environmental Pollution. 284, 117102.

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Developing boron isotopes to elucidate shale weathering in the critical zone

Noireaux, J., Sullivan, P. L., Gaillardet, J., Louvat, P., Steinhoefel, G. & Brantley, S. L., Jan 5 2021, In: Chemical Geology. 559, 119900.

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