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Environmental Geochemistry Publications


  • Campen, R., Kowalski, J., Lyons, W.B., Tulaczyk, S., Dachwald, B., Pettit, E., Welch, K.A. and Mikucki, J.A. (2019) Microbial diversity of an Antarctic subglacial community and high‐resolution replicate sampling inform hydrological connectivity in a polar desert. Environmental microbiology.
  • Carey, A.E., Zorn, M., Tičar, J., Lipar, M., Komac, B., Welch, S.A., Smith, D.F. and Lyons, W.B. (2019) Glaciochemistry of Cave Ice: Paradana and Snežna Caves, Slovenia. Geosciences, 9(2), p.94.
  • Dowling, C. B., Welch, S. A., and Lyons, W. B. (2019). The geochemistry of glacial deposits in Taylor Valley, Antarctica: Comparison to upper continental crustal abundances. Applied Geochemistry, 107, 91-104.
  • Gardner, C.B, and Lyons, W.B. (2019) Modeled Geochemical Composition of Cryogenically Produced Subglacial Brines, Antarctica, Antarctic Science 31 (3), 165-166.
  • Litt, G.F., Ogden, F.L., Mojica, A., Kempema, E.W., Hendrickx, J.M.H., Gardner, C.B., Bretfeld, M., Regina, J.A., Harrison, J.B.J., Cheng, Y., Lyons, W.B. (2019) Land Cover Effects on Soil Infiltration Measured Using Plot Scale Rainfall Simulation in Steep Tropical Lowlands of Central Panama, Hydrological Processes.
  • Lyons, W.B., Mikucki, J.A., German, L.A., Welch, K.A., Welch, S.A., Gardner, C.B., Tulaczyk, S.M., Pettit, E.C., Kowalski, J., Dachwald, B. (2019) The Geochemistry of englacial brine from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124. 10.1029/2018JG004411
  • Null, K. A., Corbett, D. R., Crenshaw, J., Peterson, R. N., Peterson, L. E., and Lyons, W. B. (2019). Groundwater discharge to the western Antarctic coastal ocean. Polar Research.


  • Barker, J. D., Grottoli, A. G., and Lyons, W. B. (2018). Stable isotope evidence for the biogeochemical transformation of ancient organic matter beneath Suess Glacier, Antarctica. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 50(1), e1448643.
  • Diaz, M.A., Adams, B.J., Welch, K.A., Welch, S.A., Opiyo, S.O., Khan, A.L., McKnight, D.M., Cary, S.C. and Lyons, W.B. (2018) Aeolian material transport and its role in landscape connectivity in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123(12), pp.3323-3337.
  • Fortner, S.K., and Lyons, W.B., 2018, Dissolved trace and minor elements in cryoconite holes and supraglacal streams, Canada Glacier, Antarctic, Frontiers in Earth Science, 6, article 31, doi:10.3389/feart.2018.0031.
  • Heindel, R.C., Lyons, W.B., Welch, S.A., Spickard, A.M. and Virginia, R.A., 2018, Biogeochemical weathering of soil apatite grains in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Geoderma, 320, 136-145.
  • Khan, A.L., McMeeking, G., Schwartz, J.P., Xian, P., Welch, K., Lyons, W.B. and McKnight, D., 2018, Near-surface refractory Black carbon observations in the atmosphere and snow in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, and Potential impacts of foehn winds, JGR-Atmospheres, 123, doi.org/10.1002/2017 JD027696.
  • Leslie, D., and Lyons, W. (2018). Variations in Dissolved Nitrate, Chloride, and Sulfate in Precipitation, Reservoir, and Tap Waters, Columbus, Ohio. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(8), 1752.
  • Lyons, W.B., Saelens, E. and Welch, K.A., 2018, The impact of fossil fuel burning related to scientific activities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Revisited, Elementa, Science of the Anthropocence, 6:33, doi.org/10.1525elementa.288.
  • Obryk, M.K., Fountain, A.G., Doran, P.T., Lyons, W.B. and Eastman, R., 2018, Drivers of solar radiation variability in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Scientific Reports, 8, 5002-5008.
  • Olund, S., Lyons, W. B., Welch, S. A., and Welch, K. A. (2018). Fe and Nutrients in Coastal Antarctic Streams: Implications for Primary Production in the Ross Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(12), 3507-3522.
  • Saelens, E., Gardner, C.B., Welch, K.A., Welch, S.A., Lyons, W.B. (2018) Barium and Barite Dynamics in Antarctic Streams Geology, 46(9), 811-814.
  • Shaw, E.A., Adams, B.J., Barrett, J.E., Lyons, W.B., Virginia, R.A. and Wall, D.H., 2018, Stable C and N isotope mass ratios reveal soil food web structure and identify the nematode Euclorylaimus antarcticus as an omnivore-predator in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Polar Biology, doi.org/10.1007-107-2243-8.
  • Wlostowski, A. N., Gooseff, M. N., McKnight, D. M., and Lyons, W. B. (2018). Transit Times and Rapid Chemical Equilibrium Explain Chemostasis in Glacial Meltwater Streams in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(24), 13-322.


  • Badgely, J.A., Pettit, E.C., Carr, C.G., Tulaczyk, S., Mikucki, J.A., Lyons, W.B., MIDGE Science Team, 2017, An englacial hydrologic system of brine within a cold glacier: Blood Falls, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, J. Glaciology, 63, 387-400.
  • Corbett, D.R., Crenshaw, J., Null, K., Peterson, R.N., Peterson, L.E. and Lyons, W.B., 2017, Nearshore mixing and nutrient delivery along the western Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Sci., 29, 397-409.
  • Corbett, D.R., Crenshaw, J., Null, K., Peterson, R.N., Peterson, L.E and Lyons, W.B., 2017, Nearshore mixing and nutrient delivery along the western Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Sci., 29, 397-409
  • Gardner, C.B., Carey, A.E., Lyons, W.B., Goldsmith, S.T., McAdams and Trierweiler, A.M., 2017, Mo, V an U weathering in small mountainous rivers and rivers draining high-standing islands, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 219, 22-43.
  • Gardner, C.B., Litt, G.F., Lyons, W.B. and Ogden, F.L., 2017, Evidence for the activation of shallow preferential flow paths in a tropical Panama watershed using germanium and silicon, Water Res. Research, 53, doi.org/10.1002/2017WRO20429.
  • Gooself, M.N., Barrett, J.E., Adams, B.J., Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G., Lyons, W.B. and 7 others, 2017 Decadal ecosystem response to an anomalous melt season in a polar desert in Antarctica, Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1, 1334-1338
  • Ibrahim, R.G. and Lyons, W.B., 2017, Assessment of the hydrogeochemical processes affecting groundwater quality in the Eocene aquifer at the desert fringes of El Minia, Egypt. Aquatic Geochemistry, 23, 33-52.
  • Leslie, D., Welch, K. and Lyons, W.B., 2017 A spatial and temporal stable isotopic comparison in glacier meltwater streams, Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Hydrol. Processes, 31, 3069-3083
  • Lyons, W.B., Bullen, T.D. and Welch, K.A., 2017, Ca isotope geochemistry of an Antarctic aquatic system, Geophys. Res.Lettr., 43, doi.10.1002/2016GL071169. Stucker, J.D. and Lyons, W.B., 2017, Dissolved trace metals in low-order, urban stream water, Columbus, Ohio, 2016, Applied Geochemistry, dvi.org/10-1016j.apgeochem.2016.12.003


  • Carey, A.E., Welch, S.A. and Lyons, W.B., 2016, Urban dust and central Ohio precipitation, DUST CONF16 Proceedings, ProScience, 3, 31-37
  • Diaz, M.A., Yu, H., Deuerling, K.M., Wörner, G., Gardner, C.B. Harmon, R.S., Goldsmith, S.T., Carey, A.E. and Lyons, WB., 2016, The flux of Saharan Dust to Panama and its influence on soil geochemistry. DUST CONF16 Proceedings, ProScience, 38-43.
  • Harmon, R.S., Wörner, G., Goldsmith, S.T., Harmon, B., Gardner, C.B, Lyons, W.B. and others, 2016, Linking silicate weathering to riverine geochemistry A case study from west central panama. GSA Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31308.1.
  • Lyons, W.B., Deuerling, K., Welch, K.A., Welch, S.A., Michalski, G., Walters, W.W, Nielsen, U., Wall, D.H., Hogg, I. and Adams, B.J. 2016, The soil geochemistry in the Beardmore Glacier region, Antarctica: Implications for terrestrial ecosystem history, Nature Scientific Rpts., 6:26189, doi: 10.1038/srep26189.
  • Wlostowski, A., Gooself, M.N., McKnight, D.M., Jaros, C. and Lyons, W.B. 2016, Hydrologic connectivity of glacier-stream-lake systems on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: A synthesis of 20 years of hydrologic data. Hydrol. Process, 30, 2958-2975.
  • Lyons, W.B., Welch, K.A., Priscu, J.C., Tranter, M. and Royston-Bishop, G. 2016, Source of Lake Vostok Cations Constrained with Strontium Isotopes, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 4, doi:10.3389/feat 2016.00078.
  • Herbei, R., Rytel, A.L., Lyons, W.B., McKnight, D.M., Jaros, C., Gooseff, M.N., and Priscu, J.C., 2016, Hydrological Controls on Ecosystem Dynamics in Lake Fryxell, Antarctica, PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159038.
  • Gooseff, M.N, Van Horn, D., Sudman, Z., McKnight, D.M., Welch, K.A. and Lyons, W.B., 2016, Stream biogeochemical and suspended sediment responses to permafrost degradation in stream banks in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Biogeosciences, 13, 1723-1732.
  • Chambers, L.G., Chin, Y.P., Filippelli, G.M., Gardner, C.B., Herndon, E.M., Long, D.T., Lyons, W.B., Macpherson, G.L., McElmurry, S.P., McLean, C.E., Moore, J., Moyer, R.P., Neumann, K., Nezat, C.A., Soderberg, K., Teutsch, N., Widom, E. (2016) Developing the scientific framework for urban geochemistry. Applied Geochemistry, 67, 1-20.
  • Sakaeva, A., Sokol, E.R., Kohler, T.J., Stanish, L.F., Spaulding, S.A., Howkins, A., Welch, K.A., Lyons,W.B and others, 2016, Evidence for dispersal and habitat controls on pond diatom communities from the McMurdo Sound Regim, Antarctica. Polar Biol., doi: 10.1007/s00300-016-1901-6.