Environmental Geochemistry | Publications


  • Lyons, W.B., K.A. Welch, S.A. Welch, A. Camacho, C. Rochera, L. Michaud, R. Dewit and AE Carey, 2013, Geochemistry of streams from Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Anarctic Science, 25, 181-190.
  • Dowing, C.B., W.B. Lyons, K.A. Welch, 2013, Strontium isotopic signatures of streams from Taylor Valley,Antarctica, Revisited: The role of carbonate mineral dissolution, Aquatic Geochemistry, 19,231-240.
  • Lyons, W.B., D.L. Lesile, R.S. Harmon, K. Newman, K.A. Welch, K.M. Bisson and D.M. McKnight, 2013, The Carbon stable isotope biogeochemistry of streams, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Applied Geochemistry, 32, 26-36.
  • Levy, J.S., A.G. Fountain, M.N. Gooself, J.E. Barrett, R. VanTreese, K.A. Welch, W.B. Lyons, U.N.Nielsen and D.H. Wall, 2013, Water track modification of soil ecosystems in the Lake Hoare basin, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Antarctic Science 25. doi: 10.1017/S095410201300045X.


  • Fortner, S.K., Lyons, W.B. and Munk, L.A. (2012), Diel stream geochemistry, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Hydrol. Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9255.
  • Levy, J.S., A.G. Fountain, K.A. Welch and W.B. Lyons (2012), Hypersaline ‘wet patches’ in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Letters, 39, LOS402. doi: 10.1029/2012GL050898.
  • Jackson, W.A., A.F. Davila, N. Estrada, W.B. Lyons, J.D. Coates and J.C. Priscu (2012), Perchlorate and chlorate biogeochemistry in ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 98, 19-30.
  • Fortner, S.K., W.B. Lyons, A.E. Carey, M. Shipitalo, S.A. Welch and K.A. Welch (2012), Silicate weathering and CO2 consumption within agricultural landscapes, the Ohio-Tennessee River Basin, USA, Biogeosciences, 9, 1-15.
  • Lyons, W. B., K. A. Welch, C. B. Gardner, C. Jaros, D. Moorhead, J. L. Knoepfle, and P. T. Doran (2012), The Geochemistry of upland ponds, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Antarctic Science, 24(1), 3-14. doi: 10.1017/S0954102011000617.
  • Lyons, W.B. and Harmon, R.S. 2012. Why urban geochemistry, Elements, 8(6), 417-422.


  • Fortner, S. K., W. B. Lyons, and J. Olesik (2011), Eolian deposition of trace elements onto Taylor Valley Antarctic glaciers, Applied Geochemistry, 26, 1897-1904.
  • Gooseff, M. N., D. M. McKnight, P. T. Doran, A. G. Fountain, and W. B. Lyons (2011), Hydrological connectivity of the landscape of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Geography Compass, 5(9), 666-681. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2011.00445.x.
  • Witherow, R. A., and W. B. Lyons (2011), The fate of minor alkali elements in the chemical evolution of salt lakes, Saline Systems, 7(2). doi: 10.1186/1746-1448-7-2.
  • Levy, J. S., A. G. Fountain, M. N. Gooseff, K. A. Welch, and W. B. Lyons (2011), Water tracks and permafrost in Taylor Valley, Antarctica: Extensive and shallow groundwater connectivity in a cold desert ecosystem, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 123(11-12), 2295-2311. doi: 10.1130/B30436.1.


  • Wadham, J. L., M. Tranter, M. Skidmore, A. J. Hodson, J. Priscu, W. B. Lyons, M. Sharp, P. Wynn, and M. Jackson (2010), Biogeochemical weathering under ice: Size matters, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 24(3), GB3025. doi: 10.1029/2009gb003688.
  • Witherow, R. A., W. B. Lyons, and G. M. Henderson (2010), Lithium isotopic composition of the McMurdo Dry Valleys aquatic systems, Chemical Geology, 275(3-4), 139-147. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.04.017.
  • Herbei, R., W. B. Lyons, J. Laybourn-Parry, C. Gardner, J. C. Priscu, and D. M. McKnight (2010), Physiochemical properties influencing biomass abundance and primary production in Lake Hoare, Antarctica, Ecological Modelling, 221(8), 1184-1193. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.12.015.
  • Welch, K. A., W. B. Lyons, C. Whisner, C. B. Gardner, M. N. Gooseff, D. M. McKnight, and J. C. Priscu (2010), Spatial variations in the geochemistry of glacial meltwater streams in the Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Antarctic Science, 22(Special Issue 06), 662-672. doi: 10.1017/S0954102010000702.
  • Goldsmith, S. T., A. E. Carey, B. M. Johnson, S. A. Welch, W. B. Lyons, W. H. McDowell, and J. S. Pigott (2010), Stream geochemistry, chemical weathering and CO2 consumption potential of andesitic terranes, Dominica, Lesser Antilles, Geochemica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 85-103.