RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Silva, R. C., Snowdon, L. R., Huang, H., Nightingale, M., Becker, V., Taylor, S., Mayer, B., Pederesen, J. H., di Primio, R. & Larter, S. (2019):Radiolysis as a source of 13C depleted natural gases in the geosphere. - Organic Geochemistry, published online on August 13, 2019. 103911

Humez, P., Osselin, F., Kloppmann, W. & Mayer, B. (2019): A geochemical and multi-isotope modeling approach to determine sources and fate of methane in shallow groundwater above unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs. - Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 226: 103525. Accepted July 19, 2019 (October 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2019.103525

Larter, S., Silva, R. C., Marcano, N., Snowdon, L. R., Villareal-Barajas, J.E., Sonei, R., Gutierrez, L.P., Huang, H., Stopford, A., Oldenburg, T., Zhao, J., Weerawardhena, P., Nightingale, M., Mayer, B., Pderesen, J. H. & di Primio, R. (2019):The dating of petroleum fluid residence time in subsurface resrevoirs. Part 1: a radiolysis-based geochemical toolbox. - Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 261: 305-326. doi.org/10.1016/j.cga.2019.07.020 (July, 2019).

Osselin, F., Saad, S., Nightingale, M., Hearn, G., Desaulty, A.-M., Gaucher, E. C., Clarkson, C. R., Kloppmann, W. & Mayer, B. (2019): Geochemical and sulfate isotopic evolution of flowback and produced waters reveals water-rock intercations following hydraulic fracturing of a tight hydrocarbon reservoir. - Science of the Total Environment, 687: 1390-1400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j. scitotenv.2019.07.066 (available on-line July 2019).

Forde, O. N., Cahill, A. G., Mayer, K. U., Mayer, B., Simister, R. L., Finke, N., Crowe, S. A., Cherry, J. A. & Parker, B. L. (2019): Hydro-biogeochemical impacts of fugitive methane on a shallow unconfined aquifer. - STOTEN, accepted on June 20, 2019.

Ciszkowski, C., Ouled Ameur, Z., Forsyth, J. P.J., Nightingale, M., Shevalier, M. & Mayer, B. (2019): Application of geochemical and isotopic tracers for characterization of SAGD waters in the Alberta Oil-Sand Region. - SPE Journal, accepted on June 3, 2019. SPE-197060-PA. DOI: 10.2118/197060-PA

Maguire, T. J., Spencer, C., Grgicak-Mannion, A., Drouillard, K., Mayer, B. & Mundle, S. O. C. (2019): Distinguishing point and non-point sources of dissolved nutrients, metals and legacy contaminants in the Detroit River. - Science of the Total Environment, 681: 1-8, publisged on-line on May 14, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenc.2019.04.311

Cahill, A., Beckie, R., Ladd, B., Sandl, E., Goetz, M., Chao, J., Soares, J., Manning, C., Chopra, C., Finke, N., Hawthorne, I., Black, A., Mayer, U., Crowe, S., Cary, T., Lauere, R., Mayer, B., Allen, A., Kirtse, D. & Welch, L. (2019): Advaning knowledge of gas migration and fugitive gas from energy wells in northeast British Columbia, Canada. - Journal of Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 9(2): 134-151. DOI: 10.1002/ ghg.1856 (February 23, 2019).

McInstosh, J. C., Hendry, M. J., Ballentine, C., Haszeldine, R. S., Mayer, B., Etiope, G., Elsner, M., Darrah, T. H., Prinzhofer, A., Osborn, S., Stalker, L., Kuloyo, O., Lu, Z.-T., Martini, A. & Sherwood Lollar, B. (2019):A crtical review of state-of-the-art and emerging approaches to identify fracking-derived gases and associated contaminants in aquifers. - Environmental Science & Technology, 53(3): 1063-1077 (February 5, 2019).

Ruebsam, W., Mayer, B. & Schwark, L. (2019): Cryosphere carbon dynamics control early Toarcian global warmining and sea level evolution. - Global and Planetary Change, 172: 440-453 (January 2019).

Kim, D.-M., Yun, S.-T., Yoon, S. &Mayer, B. (2019): Signature of oxygen amd sulfur isotopes of sulfate in ground and surface water reflecting enhanced sulfide oxidation in mine areas. - Applied Geochemistry, 100: 143-151. Doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.11.018 (January, 2019).

Colborne, S. F., Maguire, T., Mayer, B., Nightingale, M., Enns, G., Fisk, A. Droillard, K., Mohamed, M., Weisener, C. Wellen, C. & Mundle, S. (2019): Water and sediment as sources of phosphate in aquatic ecosystems: the Detroit River and its role in the Laurentian Great Lakes. - Science of the Total Environment, 647: 1594-1603 (January 10, 2019).

Wild, L. M., Mayer, B. & Einsiedl, F. (2018): Decadal delays in groundwater recovery from nitrate contaminantion caused by low O2reduction rates. - Water Resources Research, 54: 9996-10012. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023396

Forde, O.N., Mayer, K.U., Cahill, A.G., Mayer, B., Cherry, J.A. & Parker, B.L. (2018): Vadose zone gas migration and surface effluxes after a controlled natural gas release into an unconfined shallow aquifer. - Vadose Zone Journal, 17(1): UNSP 180033. doi:10.2136/vzj2018.02.0033 (published September 27, 2018). 

Kaown, D., Koh, E.-H., Mayer, B., Kim, H., Park, K.-P., Park, B.-H. & Lee, K.-K. (2018): Application of multiple-isotope and groundwater-age data to identify factors affecting the extent of denitrification in a shallow aquifer near a river in South Korea. - Hydrogeology Journal, 26: 2009-2020 (September 2018).

Kim, H., Kaown, D., Mayer, B., Lee, J.-Y., Lee, K.-K. (2018): Combining pyrosequencing and isotopic approaches to assess denitrification in a hyporheic zone. - Science of the Total Environment, 631-632: 755-564. (August 1, 2018) doi.org/10.1016/ j.scitotenv.2018.03.073

Kleiner, M., Dong, X., Hinzke, T., Wippler, J., Thorson, E., Mayer, B. & Strous, M. (2018): A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities. - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, Vol. 115 (24): E5576-E5584. (June 12, 2018)        www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10. 1073/pnas. 1722325115

Osselin, F., Nightingale, M., Hearn, G., Kloppmann, W., Gaucher, E., Clarkson, C.R. & Mayer, B. (2018): Quantifying the extent of flowback of hydraulic fracturing fluids using chemical and isotopic tracer approaches. - Applied Geochemistry 93: 20-29. doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.03.008 (June 2018).

Cahill, A. G., Parker, B. L., Mayer, B., Mayer, K. U. & Cherry, J. A. (2018): High resolution spatial and temporal evolution of dissolved gases in groundwater during a controlled natural gas release experiment. - Science of the Total Environment, 622: 1178-1192 (May 1, 2018). doi.org/10.1016/ j.scitotenv.2017. 12.049

Gue, A., Grasby, S. E. & Mayer, B. (2018): Influence of saline groundwater discharge on river water chemistry in the Athabasca oil sands region: a chloride stable isotope and mass balance approach. - Applied Geochemistry, 89: 75-85 (February, 2018). 

Serno, S., Flude, S., Johnson, G., Mayer, B., Karolyte, R., Haszeldine, S. & Gilfillan, S.M.V. (2017): Oxygen isotopes as a tool to quantify reservoir-scale CO2pore-space saturation. - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 63: 370-385 (August 2017).

Shin, W.-J., Ryu, J.-S., Mayer, B., Lee, K.-S. & Kim, I. (2017): Nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen isotope ratios of animal- and plant-based organic fertilizers used in South Korea. – Journal of Environmental Quality 46: 559-567 (May 18, 2017).

Loo, S. E., Ryan, M. C., Zebarth, B. J., Kuchta, S. H., Neilsen, D. & Mayer, B. (2017): Use of d15N and d18O values for nitrate source identification under irrigated crops: a cautionary vadose zone tale. – Journal of Environmental Quality, 46(3): 528-536. Doi:10.2134/jeg2016.08.0294.

Jasechko, S., Wassenaar, L. I. & Mayer, B. (2017): Isotopic evidence for widespread cold-season-biased groundwater recharge and young streamflow across central Canada. - Hydrological Processes, 31 (12) 2196-2209. Doi: 10.1002/hyp.11175

Cahill, A., Steelman, C. M., Forde, O., Kuloyo, O., Ruff, E., Mayer, B., Mayer, K. U., Strous, M., Ryan, M. C., Cherry, J. A. & Parker, B. L. (2017)Methane mobility and fate in groundwater determined from a controlled release field experiment. - Nature Geoscience 10(4): 289-294. doi:10.1038/ NGEO2919.

Proemse, B. C., Maynard, D. G. & Mayer, B. (2016): Foliage chemistry of Pinus baksiana in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta, Canada. - Forests 7(12), article 312, 1-13 (December 2016). doi:10.3390/f7120312

Clarkson, C. R., Ghaderi, S. M., Kanfar, M. S., Iwuoha, C. S., Pedresen, P. K., Nightingale, M., Shevalier, M. & Mayer, B. (2016): Estimation of fracture hight growth in layered tight/shale gas reservoirs using flowback gas rates and compositions - Part II: field application in a liquid-rich tight gas reservoir. - Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 36: 1031-1049 (Nov., 2016); doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2016.11.014

Afonso, M. J., Freitas, L., Pereira, A.J.S.C., Neves, L.J.P.F. Guimarães, L.C., Guilhermino, L., Mayer, B., Rocha, F., Marques, J.M. & Chaminé, H.I. (2016): Environmental groundwater vulnerability assessment in urban water mines (Porto, NW Portugal). - Water 8 (11): article 499 (Nov. 2016); doi:10.3390/w8110499.

Hutcheon, I., Shevalier, M., Durocher, K., Bloch, J., Johnson, G., Nightingale, M. & Mayer, B. (2016): Interactions of CO2with formation waters, oil and minerals and CO2storage at the Weyburn IEA EOR site, Saskatchewan, Canada. – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 53: 354-370 (Oct. 2016). 

Humez, P., Mayer, B., Nightingale, M., Becker, V., Kingston, A., Taylor, S., Bayegnak, G., Millot, R. & Kloppmann W. (2016): Redox controls on methane formation, migration and fate in shallow aquifers. - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20: 1-19. DOI:10.5194/hess-20-1-2016 (open access).

Ardakani, O. H., Chappaz, A., Sanei, H. & Mayer, B. (2016): Effect of thermal maturity on remobilization of molybdenum in black shales. – Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449: 311-320 (Sept. 2016).

Van de Wetering, N., Sanei, H. & Mayer, B. (2016): Organic matter characterization in mixed hydrocarbon producing areas within the Duvernay Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Alberta. - International Journal of Coal Geology, 156: 1-11 (Feb. 2016). 

Humez, P., Mayer, B., Ing, J., Nightingale, M., Becker, V., Kingston, A., Akbilgic, O. & Taylor S. (2016): Occurrence and origin of methane in groundwater in Alberta (Canada): gas geochemical and isotopic approaches. - Science of the Total Environment, 541: 1253-1268. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv. 2015.09.055

Humez, P., Mayer, B., Nightingale, M., Ing, J., Becker, V., Jones, D. & Lam V. (2016): An 8-year record of gas geochemistry and isotopic composition of methane during baseline sampling at a groundwater observation well in Alberta, Canada. - Hydrogeology Journal, 24(1): 109-122. DOI: 10.1007/s 10040-015-1319-1.

Kim, H., Kaown, D., Mayer, B., Lee, J.-Y., Hyun, Y. & Lee, K.-K. (2015): Identifying the sources of nitrate contamination of groundwater in an agricultural area (Haean basin, Korea) using isotope and microbial community analyses. – Science of the Total Environment, 533: 566-575.

Harker, L., Hutcheon, I. & Mayer, B. (2015): Use of major ion and stable isotope geochemistry to delineate natural and anthropogenic sources of nitrate and sulfate in the Kettle River Basin, British Columbia, Canada. – Comptes Rendus de L’Academie des Sciences Geoscience 347 (5-6): 338-347. DOI:10.1016/j.crte.2015.04.002

Gue, A., Mayer, B. & Grasby, S. E. (2015): Origin and geochemistry of saline spring waters in the Athabasca Oil Sands region, Alberta, Canada. – Applied Geochemistry, 61: 132-145. DOI:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.05. 015. IF 2.02.

Becker, V., Myrttinen, A., Nightingale, M., Shevalier, M., Rock, L., Mayer, B. & Barth, J.A.C. (2015):Stable carbon and oxygen equilibrium isotope fractionation of supercritical and subcritical CO2with DIC and H2O in saline reservoir fluids. – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control: 39: 215-224. DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.05.020. IF 3.82         

Elsner, M., Schregelmann, K., Calmano, W., Bergmann, A., Vieth-Hillebrand, A., Wilke, F., Wollin, K.-M., Georgi, A., Schmidt, W., Hofman, T., Micic, V., Vengosh, A. & Mayer, B. (2015): Comment on the German draft legislation on hydraulic fracturing: The need for an accurate state of knowledge and for independent scientific research. – Environmental Science & Technology, 49(11): 6367-6369. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.5b01921. IF 5.48.

Mayer, B., Humez, P., Becker, V., Dalkhaa, C., Rock, L. Myrttinen, A. & Barth, J.A.C. (2015): Assessing the usefulness of the isotopic composition of CO2for leakage monitoring at CO2storage sites: a review. – International Journal on Greenhouse Gas Control, 37: 46-60; DOI:10.1016/ j.ijggc. 2015.02.021. IF 3.82.

Cowie, B. R., James, B. & Mayer, B. (2015): Distribution of total dissolved solids in McMurray Formation water in the Athabasca oil sands region, Alberta, Canada: Implications for regional hydrogeology and resource development. – AAPG Bulletin, 99(1): 77-90. IF 1.83 (5yr).

Myrttinen, A., Becker, V. Mayer, B., Van Geldern, R. & Barth, J.A.C. (2015): Determining in situ pH values of pressurised fluids using stable carbon isotope techniques. - Chemical Geology, 391: 1-6. Doi.org/10.1016/j.chemheo. 2014.10.015 IF 4.051 (5yr).

Kim, K.-H., Yun, S.-T., Mayer, B., Lee, J.-H., Kim., T.-S. & Kim, H.-K. (2014): Quantification of nitrate sources in groundwater using hydrochemical and dual isotopic data combined with a Bayesian mixing model. – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 199: 369-381. IF 3.789 (5yr).

Kim, D.-M., Yun, S.-T., Kwon, M. J., Mayer, B. & Kim, K.-H. (2014): Assessing redox zones and seawater intrusion in a coastal aquifer in South Korea using hydrogeological, chemical and isotopic approaches. – Chemical Geology, 390: 119-134. IF 4.051 (5yr).      

Kang P.-G., Mitchell, M. J., Mayer, B. & Campbell, J. L. (2014):Isotopic evidence for determining the sources of dissolved organic sulfur in a forested catchment. – Environmental Science & Technology, 48(19), 11259-11267.
dx.doi.org/10.1021/es502563n. IF 6.277 (5yr)           

Cowie, B. R., James, B., Nightingale, M. & Mayer, B. (2014): Determination of the stable isotope composition and total dissolved solids of Athabasca oil sands reservoir porewater: Part 2: Characterization of McMurray Formation waters in the Suncor-Firebag field. – AAPG Bulletin 98(10): 2143-2160.IF 1.675 (5yr).

Cowie, B. R., James, B., Nightingale, M. & Mayer, B. (2014): Determination of the stable isotope composition and total dissolved solids of Athabasca oil sands reservoir porewater: Part 1. A new tool for aqueous fluid characterization in oil sands reservoirs. – AAPG Bulletin 98(10): 2131-2141.IF 1.675 (5yr).

Myrttinen, A., Becker, V. Mayer, B. & Barth, J.A.C. (2014): Stable carbon isotope fractionation between H2CO3and CO2extended to 120°C. – Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28(15): 1691-1696. Doi:10.1002/ rcm.6950. IF 2.722 (5yr).

Shin, W.-J., Ryu, J.-S., Mayer, B., Lee, K.-S. & Lee, S.-W. (2014): Natural and anthropogenic sources and processes affecting water chemistry in two South Korean streams. – Science of the Total Environment, 485(1): 270-280. Doi: 10.1016/j.sictotenv.2014.03.078. IF 3.789 (5yr).

Sebilo, M., Mayer, B., Nicolardot, B., Pinay, G. & Mariotti, A. (2014):Reply to Castellano and David: Long-term fate of nitrate fertilizer and nitrate from agricultural catchments. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 111(8): E767.Doi:10.1073/pnas. 1321967111. IF 9.600 (5yr).

Qi, H., Lorenz, J. M., Coplen, T. B., Tarbox, L., Mayer, B. & Taylor, S. (2014): Lake Louise Water (USGS47): A new isotopic reference water for stable hydrogen and oxygen isotope measurements. – Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 28: 351-354. Doi:10.1002/rcm.6789. IF 2.722 (5yr).