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Refereed International Journals

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 height 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, accepted November 4, 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: accepted October 25, 2016, doi:10.3390/.

HUTCHEON, I., SHEVALIER, M., DUROCHER, K., BLOCH, J., JOHNSON, G., NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (2016): Interactions of CO2 with formation waters, oil and minerals and CO2 storage at the Weyburn IEA EOR site, Saskatchewan, Canada. – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 53: 1-17 (accepted on August 2, 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.

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.

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 CO2 with 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 CO2 for leakage monitoring at CO2 storage sites: a review. – International Journal on Greenhouse Gas Control, 37: 46-60; published on-line on March 17, 2015; 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 H2CO3 and CO2 extended 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).

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M., DALKHAA, C. & MAYER, B. (2013): A comparison of water chemistry from a CO2 enhanced oil recovery project with reactive transport modeling of CO2 injection into a carbonate reservoir. – Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 3 (6): 431-446. Doi:10.1002/ghg.1372. IF 2.679 (1yr).

SEBILO, M., MAYER, B., NICOLARDOT, B., PINAY, G. & MARIOTTI, A. (2013): Long-term fate of nitrate fertilizer in agricultural soils. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(45): 18185-18189. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1305372110. IF 9.600 (5yr).

DALKHAA, C., SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (2013): 2-D reactive transport modeling of the fate of CO2 injected into a saline aquifer in the Wabamun Lake Area, Alberta. Canada. – Applied Geochemistry, 38: 10-23. Doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.08.003. IF 2.304 (5yr).

PROEMSE, B. C., MAYER, B., FENN, M. E. & ROSS, C. S. (2013): A multi-isotope approach for assessing industrial contributions to atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, Canada. – Environmental Pollution, 182: 80-91. IF 4.094 (5 yr).

PROEMSE, B. C., GRASBY, S. E., WIESER, M. E., MAYER, B. & BEAUCHAMP, B. (2013): Molybdenum isotopic evidence for oxic marine conditions during the Latest Permian extinction. – Geology, 41(9): 967-970. Doi: 10.1130/G34466.1. IF 3.996 (5yr).

JACKSON, R. E., GORODY, A. W., MAYER, B., ROY, J. W., RYAN, M. C. & VAN STEMPVOORT, D. R. (2013): Groundwater protection and unconventional gas extraction: the critical need for field-based hydrogeological research. – Ground Water, 51(4): 488-510. doi:10.1111/gwat.12074. IF 1.685 (5 yr.)

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B., HUTCHEON, I., DUROCHER, K. & PERKINS, E. (2013): Brine geochemistry changes induced by CO2 injection observed over a 10 year period in the Weyburn oil field. – International Journal on Greenhouse Gas Technology, 16S: S160-S176. Doi:10.1016/j.ijggc. 2013.02.017. IF 5.191 (5yr).

MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M., KWON, J.-S., JOHNSON, G., RAISTRICK, M., HUTCHEON, I. & PERKINS, E. (2013): Tracing the movement and the fate of injected CO2 at the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage project (Saskatchewan, Canada) using carbon isotope ratios. – International Journal on Greenhouse Gas Technology, 16S: S177-S184. Doi:10.1016/j.ijggc. 2013.01.035. IF 5.191 (5yr).

MARCANO, N., LARTER, S. & MAYER, B. (2013): The impact of severe biodegradation on the molecular and stable (C, H, N, S) isotopic compositions of oils in the Alberta Basin, Canada. – Organic Geochemistry, 59: 114-132. http://dx.doi.org /10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.04.001. IF 2.787 (5yr).

MILJEVIC, N., BORELI-ZDRAVKOVIC, D., VELICKOVIC, J., GOLOBOCANIN, D. & MAYER, B. (2013): Evaluation of the origin of sulphate at the groundwater source Kljuc, Serbia. – Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies, 49(1): 62-72. Doi:10.1080/10256016.2013.729509. IF 0.9292 (5yr).

MARQUES, J. M., GRACA, H., EGGENKAMP, H. G. M., NEVES, O., CARREIRA, P. M., MATIAS, M. J., MAYER, B., NUNES, D. & TRANCOSO, V. N. (2013): Isotopic and geochemical data as indicators of recharge areas, flow paths and water-rock interaction in the Caldas da Rainha-Quinta das Janelas thermomineral carbonate rock aquifer (Central Portugal). – Journal of Hydrology, 476: 302-313. 10.1016/J.hydol.2012.10.047 (published January 2013). IF 3.654 (5yr).

PROEMSE, B. C., MAYER, B. & FENN, M. E. (2012): Tracing industrial sulfur contributions to atmospheric sulfate deposition in the Athabasca oil sands region, Alberta, Canada. – Applied Geochemistry, 27(12): 2425-2434. Doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.08.006. IF 2.304 (5yr).

PROEMSE, B. C., MAYER, B., CHOW, J. C. & WATSON, J. G. (2012): Isotopic characterization of nitrate, ammonium and sulfate in stack PM2.5 emissions in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta, Canada. – Atmospheric Environment, 60: 555-563. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv. 2012.06.046. IF 3.787 (5yr).

KOH, E.-H., KAOWN, D., MAYER, B., KANG, B.-R., MOON, H. S. & LEE, K. K. (2012): Hydrogeochemistry and isotopic tracing of nitrate contamination of two aquifer systems on Jeju Island, Korea. – Journal of Environmental Quality 41(6): 1835-1845. Doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0417. IF 2.260 (5yr).

MILJEVIC, N., BORELI-ZDRAVKOVIC, D., OBRADOVIC, V., GOLOBOCANIN, D. & MAYER, B. (2012): Evaluation of the origin of nitrate influencing the Kljuc groundwater source, Serbia. – Water Science & Technology, 66(3): 472-478. Doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.179. IF 1.0758 (5yr).

CHOI, B.-Y., YUN, S.-T., MAYER, B., HONG, S.-Y., KIM, K.-H. & JO, H.-Y. (2012): Hydrogeochemical processes in clastic sedimentary rocks, South Korea: a natural analogue study of the role of dedolomitization in geologic carbon storage. - Chemical Geology, 306: 103-113. Doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.03. 002. IF 4.051 (5yr).

MAYER, B. & WASSENAAR, L. I. (2012): Isotopic characterization of nitrate sources and transformations in Lake Winnipeg and its contributing rivers, Manitoba, Canada. – Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38: 135-146. Doi: 10.1016/j.jglr. 2012.004. IF 1.582 (5yr).

KANG, P.-G., MAYER, B. & MITCHELL, M. J. (2012): Comparison of sample preparation methods for stable isotope analysis of dissolved sulphate in forested watersheds. – Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 48(3), 410-420. Doi:10.1080/10256016.2012.667810. IF 0.9292 (5yr.)

BALCI, N., MAYER, B., SHANKS III, W. C. & MANDERNACK, K. W. (2012): Oxygen and sulfur isotope systematics of sulfate produced during abiotic and bacterial oxidation of sphalerite and elemental sulfur. - Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 77(1): 335-351. Doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.022. IF 4.173 (5yr).

YUAN, F. & MAYER, B. (2012): Chemical and isotopic evaluation of sulfur sources and cycling in the Pecos River, New Mexico, USA. – Chemical Geology, 291: 13-22.

MILES, G. R., MITCHELL, M. J., MAYER, B., Likens, G. & Welker, J. (2012): Long-term analysis of Hubbard Brook stable oxygen isotope ratios of streamwater and precipitation sulfate. – Biogeochemistry, published on-line 16 November 2011.

NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (2012): Identifying sources and processes controlling the sulfur cycle in the Canyon Creek watershed, Alberta, Canada. – Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies, published on-line November 2011.

BALCI, N., MAYER, B., SHANKS III, W. C. & MANDERNACK, K. W. (2011): Oxygen and sulfur isotope systematics of sulfate produced during abiotic and bacterial oxidation of sphalerite and elemental sulfur. - Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, accepted October 2011. Doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.022

ROCK, L., ELLERT, B. H. & MAYER, B. (2011): Tracing sources of soil nitrate using the dual isotopic composition of nitrate in 2 M KCl-extracts. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 43(12): 2397-2405. Doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.08.016.

HORST, A., MAHLKNECHT, J., LOPEZ-ZAVALA, M. A. & MAYER, B. (2011): The origin of salinity and sulphate contamination of groundwater in the Colima State, Mexico, constrained by stable isotopes. – Environmental Earth Sciences, 64(7):1931-1941. Doi:10.1007/s12665-011-1008-x

JOHNSON, G., MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & HUTCHEON, I. (2011): Tracing the movement of CO2 injected into a mature oilfield using carbon isotope abundance ratios: The example of the Pembina Cardium CO2 Monitoring project. – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5: 933-941. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.02.003

CHOI, B.-Y., YUN, S.-T., MAYER, B. & KIM, K.-H. (2011): Sources and biogeochemical behavior of nitrate and sulfate in an alluvial aquifer: hydrochemical and stable isotope approaches. – Applied Geochemistry, 26(7): 1249-1260. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.04.015

JOHNSON, G. & MAYER, B. (2011): Oxygen isotope exchange between H2O and CO2 at elevated CO2 pressures: implications for monitoring of geological CO2 storage. – Applied Geochemistry, 26(7): 1184-1191 doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem. 2011.04.015

JOHNSON, G., MAYER, B., NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M. & HUTCHEON, I. (2011): Using oxygen isotope ratios to quantitatively assess trapping mechanisms during CO2 injection into geological reservoirs: The Pembina case study. – Chem. Geol., 283 (3-4): 185-193. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.01.016

FARPOOR, M. H., KROUSE, H. R. & MAYER, B. (2011): Geochemistry of carbon, oxygen and sulfur isotopes in soils along a climotoposequence in Kerman province, Central Iran. – Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (JAST), 13(6): 953-964.

SANBORN, P. T., BROCKLEY, R. P. & MAYER, B. (2011): Stable isotope tracing of fertilizer sulphur uptake by lodgepole pine: foliar responses. – Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 41(3): 493-500. doi:10.1139/X10-222.

KOH, D.-C., MAYER, B., LEE, K.-S. & KO, K.-S. (2010): Land-use controls on sources and fate of nitrate in shallow groundwater of an agricultural area revealed by multiple environmental tracers. – Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 118: 62-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.08.003

HUBBARD JR. K. A., LAUTZ, L. K., MITCHELL, M. J., MAYER, B. & HOTCHKISS, E. R. (2010): Evaluating nitrate uptake in a Rocky Mountain stream using labeled 15N and ambient nitrate chemistry. - Hydrological Processes, 24(23): 3322-3336. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7764

YUN, M., WADLEIGH, M. A. & MAYER, B. (2010): Variations of sulfur isotope ratios in a single lichen thallus: a potential historical archive for sulfur pollution. –Environmental Pollution, 158: 3534-3538.

CHEUNG, K., KLASSEN, P., MAYER, B., GOODARZI, F. & ARAVENA, R. (2010): Major ion and isotope geochemistry of fluids and gases from coalbed methane and shallow groundwater wells in Alberta, Canada. – Applied Geochemistry, 25(9): 1307-1329.

MARQUES, J. M., EGGENKAMP, H. G. M., GRACA, H., CARREIRA, P. M., MATIAS, M. J., MAYER, B. & NUNES, D. (2010): Assessment of recharge and flowpaths in a limestone thermomineral aquifer system using environmental isotope tracers (Central Portugal). - Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 46(2): 156-165.

MAYER, B., SHANLEY, J. B., BAILEY, S. W. & MITCHELL, M. J. (2010): Identifying sources of stream water sulfate after a summer drought in the Sleepers River watershed (Vermont, USA) using hydrological, chemical, and isotopic techniques. – Applied Geochemistry, 25(5): 747-754.

JIN, L., SIEGEL, D. I., LAUTZ, L. K., MITCHELL, M. J., DAHMS, D. E. & MAYER, B. (2010): Calcite precipitation driven by the common ion effect during groundwater – surface water mixing: a potentially common process in streams with geologic settings containing gypsum. – Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 122(7-8): 1027-1038.

CHOI, B.-Y., YUN, S.-T., MAYER, B., CHAE, G.-T., KIM, K.-H., KIM, K. & KOH, Y.-K (2010): Identification of groundwater recharge sources and processes in a heterogeneous alluvial aquifer: results from multi-level monitoring of hydrochemistry and environmental isotopes in a riverside agricultural area in Korea. – Hydrological Processes, 24(3): 317-330.

Refereed Book Chapters

BARTH, J. A. C., MADER, M., MYRTTINEN, A., BECKER, V., VAN GELDERN, R. & MAYER, B. (2015): Advances in stable isotope monitoring of CO2 under elevated pressures, temperatures and salinities: selected results from the project CO2ISO-LABEL. - In: Liebscher, A. & Münch, U. (Eds.): Geological Storage of CO2 - Long-term Security Aspects; Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences, Springer International Publishing. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13930-2_3.

COUNCIL OF CANADIAN ACADEMIES (2014): Environmental impacts of shale gas extraction in Canada. – Written by expert panel on harnessing science and technology to understand the environmental impacts of shale gas extraction (Cherry, Mayer and 12 others), released on May 1, 2014 by Council of Canadian Academies, Ottawa, Canada. 261 pages

MAYER, B., SEBILO, M. & WASSENAAR, L. I. (2013): Isotopic assessment of nitrogen cycling in river basins: potential and limitations for nutrient management purposes. – In: IAEA-TECDOC-1695: Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins, International Atomic Energy Agency, pp. 15-34, published May 2013, ISBN 978-92-0-138810-0.

ITO, M., HADWEN, W.L, ROGERS, K., MAYER, B., HEIN, T., STELLATO, L., OHTE, N., NEWMAN, B.D. & MCLAUGHLIN, K. (2013): The application of isotope techniques in nutrient assessment and management in riverine systems – present and future. – In: IAEA-TECDOC-1695: Application of Isotope Techniques for Assessing Nutrient Dynamics in River Basins, International Atomic Energy Agency, pp. 7-13, published May 2013, ISBN 978-92-0-138810-0.

NOWAK, M., MYRTTINEN, A., VAN GELDERN, R., BECKER, V., MAYER, B. & BARTH J.A.C. (2013): A brief overview of isotope measurements carried out at various CCS pilot sites world-wide. – In: Hou, M.Z., Xie, H., Were, P. (Eds.), Clean Energy Systems in the Subsurface: Production, Storage and Conversion. pp. 75-87. Springer, New York, USA.

PROEMSE, B. C. & MAYER, B. (2012): Tracing industrial nitrogen and sulfur emissions in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region using stable isotopes. – Chapter 11: Alberta Oil Sands: Energy, Industry and the Environment; Editor: K. E. Percy; Developments in Environmental Science, Volume 11, 243-266; Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-0-08-097760-7

MAYER, B., WIESER, M. & KROUSE, H. R. (2010): Measurement of Sulfur Isotopes. - In: Beauchemin, D. & Matthews, D. E. (editors): The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry, Vol. 5, 811-822. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ARAVENA, R. & MAYER, B. (2010): Isotopes and Processes in the Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles. – In: Environmental Isotopes in Biodegradation and Bioremediation (Aelion, C. M. et al., eds.), pp. 203-246. Lewis Publishers.


Refereed Conference Proceedings

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., BECKER, V., NIGHTINGALE, M., ING, J., KINGSTON, A., CLARKSON, C., CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., CHERRY, J., MILLOT, R., KLOOPMANN, W., OSADETZ, K. & LAWTON, D. (2015): Prospects and limitations of chemical and isotopic groundwater monitoring to assess the potential environmental impacts of unconventional oil and gas development. - Procedia Earth and Planetary Sciences 13: 320-323.

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M. & YUN, S.-T. (IN PRESS): Laboratory insights into water-rock-CO2 interactions controlling the isotopic composition of CO2 leaking from storage sites. - Procedia Earth & Planetary Sciences (in press).

ROCK, L., MCNAUGHTON, C., BLACK, A., NESIC, Z., WHITICAR, M.,GRANT, N., JASSAL, R., LAHVIS, M., DAVIES, C., DEVAULL, G., GUELFO, J., SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (IN PRESS): Assessment of CO2 levels prior to injection across the Quest sequestration lease area. – Energy Procedia, in press.

STEWART, R. J., JOHNSON, G., HASZELDINE, S., OLDEN, P., MACKAY, E., MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M. & NIGHTINGALE, M. (IN PRESS): Security of storage in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery. – Energy Procedia, in press.

GAL, F., KLOPPMANN, W., PROUST, E., BENTIVEGNA, G., DEFOSSEZ, P., MAYER B. & GAUCHER, E. C. (IN PRESS): Natural CH4 gas seeps in the French Alps: characteristics, typology and contributions of CH4 natural emissions to the atmosphere. – Energy Procedia, in press.

ZHANG, S., DEPAOLO, D. J., ZHENG , L. & M. & MAYER, B. (2014): Reactive transport modeling of stable carbon isotope fractionation in a multi-phase multi-component system during carbon sequestration. – Energy Procedia, in press.

JOHNSON, G., DALKHAA, C., SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B. & HASZELDINE, S. (2014): Pre-, syn- and post-CO2 injection geochemical and isotopic monitoring at the Pembina Cardium CO2 monitoring pilot, Alberta, Canada. –Energy Procedia, 63: 4150-4154. DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.446

ROCK, L., VILLEGAS, E. I., BECKER, V., DALKHAA, C., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M., MAYER, B. & ZHANG, G. (2014): Investigation of natural tracers for MMV at the Quest carbon capture and storage project, Alberta, Canada. –Energy Procedia, 63: 4191-4198. DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.452

SHEVALIER, M., DALKHAA, C., HUMEZ, P., MAYER, B., BECKER, V., NIGHTINGALE, M., ROCK, L. & ZHANG, G. (2014): Coupling of TOUGHREACT-Geochemist’s Workbench (GWB) for modeling changes in the isotopic composition of CO2 leaking from a CCS storage reservoir. – Energy Procedia, 63: 3751-3760. DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.404

JOHNSON, J. W., MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M. AND 16 OTHERS (2011): Geochemical assessment of isolation performance during 10 years of CO2 EOR at Weyburn. – Energy Procedia 4, 3658-3665.

JOHNSON, G., MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & HUTCHEON, I. (2011): Quantifying CO2 pore-space saturation at the Pembina Cardium CO2 monitoring pilot (Alberta, Canada) using oxygen isotopes of reservoir fluids and gases. – Energy Procedia 4, 3942-3948.

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B. & HUTCHEON, I. (2011): TOUGHREACT modeling of the fate of CO2 injected into a H2S containing saline aquifer: the example of the Wabamun Area Sequestration Project (WASP). – Energy Procedia 4, 4403-4410.

Other Publications and Reports

RISK, D. & MAYER, B. (2016): An analysis of atmospheric gas concentrations in relation to industrial facilities associated with the Shell Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project. - Report submitted to Shell Canada on June 13, 2016.

INGELSON, A., KWASNIAK, A., VLAVIANOS, N., ACHARI, G., MAYER, B., LANGFORD, C., MCRAE, T. & REID, P. (2015): Regulatory challenges for re-using produced water and flowback in Alberta. - Report submitted to Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund, PTAC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on January 6, 2016, 128 pages.

CWN report based on contributions from 61 co-authors (2015): Water and hydraulic fracturing. - Summary report released by Canadian Water Network in October 2015, 62 pages.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., BECKER V., ING, J. & NIGHTINGALE, M. (2015): Baseline isotope geochemistry of Alberta groundwater. - Final project report submitted to Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions on May 31, 2015, 24 pages.

RYAN, C., ALESSI, D., MAHANI, A.B., CAHILL, A., CHERRY, J., EATON, D., EVANS, R., FARAH, N., FERNANDES, A., FORDE, O., HUMEZ, P., KLETKE, S., LADD, B., LEMIEUX, J.-M., MAYER, B., MOLSON, J., MUEHLENBACHS, L., NOWAMOOZ, A. & PARKER, B. (2015): Subsurface impacts of hydraulic fracturing (including contamination, seismic sensitivity, and groundwater use and demand management. - Final report submitted to Canadian Water Network (CWN) on April 18, 2015, 138 pages.

BARTH, J., MYRTTINEN, A., BECKER, V., MADER, M. & MAYER, B. (2015): Project CO2ISO-LABEL carbon and oxygen isotopes under extreme conditions: laboratory evaluations for CO2 storage monitoring. - Final project report submitted Germany Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) on March 31, 2015, 33 pages.

MITCHELL, M. J., LAUTZ, L., DRISCOLL & MAYER, B. (2015): Evaluation and protection of Adirondack ecosystems: Impact of acid and mercury deposition on watersheds. - Final report for project 10661 submitted to New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on January 7, 2015, 23 pages.

DUSSEAULT, M., MAYER, B., PERKINS, E. & SMITH, L. (2014): Expert review group comments on the Alberta baseline water well testing program. - Final report submitted to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) on September 18, 2014, 57 pages.

DALKHAA C. & MAYER, B. (2014): Stimulation of biogeochemical reactions in CHOPS reservoirs to increase pressure: a feasibility study. - Final report submitted to Husky Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 31, 2014, 46 pages.

SHEVALIER, M., DALKHAA, C., HUMEZ, P., MAYER, B., BECKER, V. & NIGHTINGALE, M. (2014): Isotopic fractionation of CO2 within a Carbon Capture and Storage setting: Extended modeling (phase 4). - Final report submitted to Shell Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 25, 2014, 30 pages.

NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., DALKHAA, C., SHEVALIER, M. & BECKER, V. (2013): Isotopic fractionation of CO2 within a Carbon Capture and Storage setting: a laboratory study (phase 2). - Final report submitted to Shell Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 30, 2013, 33 pages.

MAYER, B., BECKER, V., KINGSTON, A. & NIGHTINGALE (2013): Chemical and isotopic analysis of produced fluids, Shell Canada Limited’s Quest project - Final report submitted to Shell Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 1, 2013, 22 pages.

PROVENCHER, S. K., MAYER, B. & GRASBY, S. (2013): Aqueous Geochemistry of the English River watershed, Parksville, British Columbia for use in assessment of potential surface water – groundwater interaction. – Geological Survey of Canada Open File report, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 31, 2013, 26 pages.

NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M. & MAYER, B. (2013): Chinook Energy Produced Water. Final report submitted to Chinook Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 31, 2013, 26 pages.

POST, J. R., ROOD, S., BANKES, N., RASMUSSEN, J., MCCAULEY, E., MAYER, B., JACKSON, L., LEWIS, M., HONTELA, A., STEFFLER, P. & KWASNIAK, A. (2013): Rivers for life: Advancing in-stream flow assessment tools and policy. – Final report submitted to Alberta Innovates Energy and Environmental Solutions: Water Resources, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 1, 2013, 30 pages.

BECKER, V., MAYER, B., NIGHTINGALE, M., DALKHAA C. & SHEVALIER, M. (2013): Isotopic fractionation of CO2 within a Carbon Capture and Storage setting: A literature study (phase 1a). - Final report submitted to Shell Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 30, 2013, 47 pages.

SHEVALIER, M., DALKHAA, C., MAYER, B., BECKER, V. & NIGHTINGALE, M. (2013): Isotopic fractionation of CO2 within a Carbon Capture and Storage setting: Initial modeling (phase 1b). - Final report submitted to Shell Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 30, 2013, 61 pages.

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (2013): Acid gas injection into the Redwater Leduc Formation. - Final report submitted to ARC Resources, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 8, 2013, 8 pages.

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (2012): Determining the amount of free phase CO2 in the Weyburn phase 1A reservoir using isotopic, geochemical and isotopic data. - Final report submitted to Natural Resources Canada and Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, December 24, 2012, 24 pages.

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B., HUTCHEON, I., KWON, J.-S. (2011): Geochemistry Monitor Trips 12-16: Final Report. – Natural Resources Canada and Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, submitted October 31, 2011, 96 pages.

JONES, D., MAYER, B., MONCUR, M., MAIN, C. & MELLOR, A. (2011): Baseline water well testing data assessment. - Alberta Environment, submitted March 31, 2011, 87 pages.

CHEUNG, K. & MAYER, B. (2010): Chemical and isotopic characterization of water and dissolved gases in shallow aquifers in the vicinity of coalbed methane operations in Alberta. – Final report submitted to PTAC, AUPRF reference #912451, submitted on March 15, 2010 and revised on April 27, 2010, 106 pages.

SHEVALIER, M., NIGHTINGALE, M. & MAYER, B. (2010): Geochemistry: Wabamun area CO2 sequestration project (WASP). – Final report, January 1, 2010, 45 pages.


Conference Presentations

NIGHTINGALE, M., MAYER, B., SHEVALIER, M. & YUN, S.-T. (2016): Laboratory insights into water-rock-CO2 interactions controlling the isotopic composition of CO2 leaking from storage sites. - 15th Water-Rock Interaction International Symposium (WRI 15), Evora, Portugal, October 16-21, 2016.

CAHILL, A.G., PARKER, B.L., CHERRY, J.A., STEELMAN, C., OLENKA, F., KUYOLO, O., RUFF, E., MAYER, B., MAYER, K. U., STROUS, M. & RYAN, M. C. (2016): Migration and fate of fugitive methane: lessons learned through a multi-disciplinary controlled methane release experiment. - Geological Society of America Annaiul Meeting 2016, Denver, USA, September 25-28, 2016.

SAAD, S., MAYER, B., ARDAKANI, O. H., SANEI, H. & WOOD, J. M. (2016): Using isotope signatures to determine stages of diagenesis within the Montney Formation - 2016 Joint Meeting of the Society of Organic Petrology TSOP-AASP-ICCP, Houston, USA, September 18-23, 2016.

KULOYO, K., RUFF, E., MAYER, B., CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., STEELMAN, C., CHERRY, J., MAYER, U., FORDE, O., RYAN, C., LADD, B. & STROUS M. (2016): Microbial community response to methane-contaminated shallow groundwater. - 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Montreal, Canada, August 21-26, 2016.

MAYER, B. (2016): Introduction to the environmental context of shale gas development. - ABBY-Net Summer School, Ottamring, Germany, August 10-17, 2016.

CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., CHERRY, J., MAYER, B., MAYER, K. U., KULOYO, K. & HAGMANN, A. (2016): Impacts of fugitive methane from energy resource development on shallow groundwater chemistry. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., CLARKSON, C., CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., CHERRY, J., MILLOT, R., KLOPPMANN, W., OSADETZ, K & LAWTON, D. (2016): Tracing fugitive gas in shallow groundwater in areas of unconventional energy resource development. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

VAN DE WETERING, N., MAYER, B. & SANEI H. (2016): Processes influencing kerogen characteristics in the oil shales of the Duvernay formation. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

PARKER, B., CAHILL, A., CHEUNG, T., CHERRY, J., MAYER, B., LAWTON, D. & OSADETZ, K. (2016): High-resolution methods for baseline groundwater monitoring in areas of energy resource development. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

YUAN, F. & MAYER, B. (2016): Sulfur and oxygen isotopes of sulfate from lakes in the Great Basin, USA. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

AHAD, J., PAKDEL, H., GAMMON, P., MAYER, B. , SAVARD, M., PERU, K. & HEADLEY, J. (2016): Delineating sources of bitumen-derived acid extractable organics in the Athabasca oil sands region. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

SHIN, W.-J. , YUN, U., KOH, D.-C., KWON, H.-I. & MAYER, B. (2016): Efects of water curtin cultivation system on physical and hydrogeochemical characteristics of groundwater. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

CISZKOWSKI, C., NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M. & MAYER, B. (2016): The application of geochemical and isotope tracers for the identification of source contributors to mineral (scale) precipitation in petroleum reservoirs. - Goldschmidt 2016, Yokohama, Japan, June 26- July 1, 2016.

MAYER, B. (2016) : The geologic and recent record of climate change. - Speaker evening entitled: Earth, wind & water - what should we do? Organized by Seven Generations Energy, Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, Grand Prairie Regional College, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada, June 20, 2016.

MAYER, B. (2016): Impacts of developing unconventional energy resources on shallow water resources in Canada’s North. - Canada Special at IFAT: World’s leading trade fair for water sewage, waste and raw materials management. Munich, Germany, May 31, 2016.

MAYER, B. (2016): Assessing potential impacts of development of unconventional energy resources in Canada’s North. - Canada Day at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany, May 30, 2016.

HUMEZ, P., MAYER, B., NIGHTINGALE, M., BECKER, V., KINGSTON, A. & TAYLOR, S. (2016): Geochemical resource characterization of Alberta groundwater. - Alberta Innovates Energy & Environment Solutions, Water Innovation Program, Forum 2016, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 30-31, 2016.

CHEUNG, T. , CAHILL, A., PARKER, B.L., MAYER, B. , CHERRY, J.A., LAWTON, D. & OSADETZ, K. (2016): Establishing hydrochemical and hydrostratigraphic baseline conditions in the shallow bedrock aquifer at a geoenergy field research station. - GEOREX Geoscience Research Exchange, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 15, 2016.

CISZKOWSKI, C., NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M. & MAYER, B. (2016): Geochemical and isotope analysis of fluid sources from an AOS SAGD facility: a new approach to minimizing scale formation during petroleum production. - GEOREX Geoscience Research Exchange, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 15, 2016.

MAYER, B., CISZKOWSKI, C. & NIGHTINGALE, M. (2016): Causes and prevention of scale formation: selected examples. - COSIA-EES Oil Sands Water Conference and Workshops, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 21-23, 2016.

CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., CHERRY, J., MAYER, K. U., MAYER, B. & RYAN, C. (2015): Investigating the hydro-geochemical impact of fugitive methane on groundwater: the Borden aquifer controlled release study: H34C-05 - AGU Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., ING, J., KINGSTON, A. , CLARKSON, C., CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., CHERRY, J., MILLOT, R., KLOOPMANN, W., OSADETZ, K. & LAWTON, D. (2015): Identifying sources, formation pathways and geological controls of methane in shallow groundwater above unconventional natural gas plays in Alberta, Canada: H34C-07. - AGU Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, California, December 14-18, 2015.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., BECKER, V., NIGHTINGALE, M., ING, J., KINGSTON, A. , CLARKSON, C., CAHILL, A., PARKER, B., CHERRY, J., MILLOT, R., KLOOPMANN, W., OSADETZ, K. & LAWTON, D. (2015): Prospects and limitations of chemical and isotopic groundwater monitoring to assess the potential environmental impacts of unconventional oil and gas development. - 11th Applied Isotope Geochemistry Conference (AIG-11), BRGM, Orleans, France, September 21-25, 2015.

KRUG, M., MAYER, B., NIGHTINGALE, M. & WIESER M. (2015): Identifying sources of nitrate in the Bow River (Alberta, Canada) using B, N and O isotope ratios. - 25th V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 16-21, 2015.

KAOWN, D., KOH, E., MAYER, B. & LEE, K.-H. (2015): Application of the dual isotope approach to determine contamination sources and fate of nitrate in shallow groundwater near a river in South Korea. - 25th V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 16-21, 2015.

MAYER, B., BECKER, V., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M. , OSADETZ, K. & LAWTON D. (2015): New approaches for tracing potential leakage of CO2 from geological storage reservoirs using stable isotope tracer approaches. - 25th V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 16-21, 2015.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P. & SHEVALIER, M. (2015): Potential and limitations of tracer techniques for leakage monitoring at CO2 storage sites. – The 6th International Environment Forum for CCS, Seoul, South Korea, July 23, 2015.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., ING, J. & BECKER V. (2015): Baseline isotope geochemistry of Alberta groundwater. - Water Innovation Program Forum 2015; Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 26-27, 2015.

STEHMEIER, L., JACKSON, C. & MAYER, B. (2015): Isotopic fractionation in the terminal electron acceptors during biodegradation of benzene and toluene. - Battelle 3rd International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Miami, Florida, USA, May 18-21, 2015.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., KINGSTON, A., ING, J. & BECKER V. (2015): Isotopic tools for groundwater monitoring to assess the potential environmental impact of shale gas development. - International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology, IAEA, Vienna, Austria, May 11-15, 2015.

OSADETZ, K., LAWTON, D.C., LARTER, S.R., MAYER, B. , PEDERSEN, P.K. & SAAEDFAR, A. (2015): CaMI’s Countess well (10-22-17-16W4): the Upper Cretaceous succession at the unique subsurface laboratory and technology demonstration site in Newell County, Alberta. - GeoConvention 2015 New Horizons, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 4-8, 2015. 2 pages.

ROCK, L., BECKER, V., DALKHAA, C., HUMEZ, P., NIGHTINGALE, M., SHEVALIER, M., MAYER, B. & ZHANG, G. (2015): Applicability of δ13C analysis for the Quest CCS project’s MMV plan. - GeoConvention 2015 New Horizons, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 4-8, 2015. 3 pages.

KRUK, M. & MAYER, B. (2015): Stable isotope tracing of sources of nitrate in aquatic systems: examples from rivers in southern Alberta. - GeoConvention 2015 New Horizons, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 4-8, 2015. 4 pages.

MAYER, B. (2015): Chemical and Isotopic Fingerprinting of Water and Gases to Investigate Caprock and Well Integrity Issues. - Webinar presented to Geochemistry Special Interest Group (SIG) in Schlumberger, April 22, 2015.

KRUK, M., MAYER, B., NIGHTINGALE, M. , & WIESER, M. (2015): Identifying sources of nitrate in southern Alberta rivers using stable isotope co-tracing methods. – GEOREX Geoscience Research Exchange, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 16, 2015

KLOPPMANN, W., MAYER, B. , MILLOT, R., PARKER, B. L., GAUCHER, E., CLARKSON, C. R., CHERRY, J. A., HUMEZ, P. & CAHILL, A. (2015): Environmental baseline conditions for impact assessment of unconventional gas exploitation: the G-Baseline project. - European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 12-17, 2015. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17: EGU2015-6958-2.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., ING, J., & NIGHTINGALE, M. (2015): Geochemical and water quality impacts of fugitive methane migration over relevant temporal and spatial scales and aquifer attenuation capacity. – CWN Hydraulic Fracturing Subsurface Impacts Workshop, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 26-27, 2015.

MAYER, B., HUMEZ, P., ING, J., & NIGHTINGALE, M. (2015): Baseline testing approaches for unconventional gas exploitation: examples from Alberta, Canada. – Fugitive Gas Tracer Workshop, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 19, 2015.