Laurie Balistrieri

Laurie S. Balistrieri, M.S. (Univ. of Washington), Affiliate Associate Professor

Low temperature aqueous geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and chemical oceanography, specifically elucidating the biogeochemical processes controlling the transport and fate of trace elements in aquatic systems. Research Chemist for U.S. Geological Survey.

Current research projects:
• Evaluating processes controlling metal mobility and bioavailability from mineral deposits in the Coeur d'Alene mining district, Idaho and on the Seward Pennisula, Alaska.
• Assessing the influence of sublacustrine hydrothermal vents on the biogeochemistry of Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and indentifying the geochemical processes influencing trace element and stable isotope cycling in the lake.
• Evaluating the role of 234-Th and 210-Po as tracers of particle cycling in the Santa Barbara Basin.

Balistrieri, L.S., et al. (in revision) A comparison of the geochemistry of water draining from adits and tailings piles in the Coeur d'Alene mining district. Journal of Exploration Geochemistry.

Paulson, A.J. and Balistrieri, L.S. (in revision) Removal mechanisms of Pb, Cu, Zn, and Cd in acid-rock drainage during neutralization by ambient surface and ground waters. Environmental Science and Technology.

Liang, Y., J.W. Murray and L.S. Balistrieri (in revision) Evaluation of the Brownian-pumping model: Colloidal 234-Th in Puget Sound, WA. Journal of Marine Research.

Dunne, J.P., J.W. Murray, J. Young, L.S. Balistrieri and J. Bishop (in press) 234-Th and particle cycling in the central equatorial Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II.

Smith, K.S., L.S. Balistrieri, et al. (1997) Distribution and mobility of molybdenum in the terrestrial environment. In Gupta, U.C. (ed.), Molybdenum in Agriculture: 23-46. Cambridge University Press.

Balistrieri, L.S., J.W. Murray and B. Paul (1995) The geochemical cycling of stable Pb, 210-Pb, and 210-Po in seasonally anoxic Lake Sammamish, Washington. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 59: 4845-4861.

Jackson, L.L., A.L. Foote and L.S. Balistrieri (1995) Hydrological, geomorphological, and chemical effects of Hurricane Andrew on coastal marshes of Louisiana. Journal of Coastal Research 21: 306-323.