I worked as a chemical oceanographer in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington early in my career, and did various coastal and open-ocean cruises. My research at that time examined adsorption of metals onto synthetic metal oxide phases and natural particles, and I helped with porewater work on organic matter diagenesis. When I joined the USGS, I continued my adsorption research and got involved in field studies that examined the behavior of metals in terrestrial ecosystems. I studied carbon cycling in wetlands in Louisiana, metal cycling in numerous natural and pit lakes in the northern United States, the composition of hydrothermal vents in Yellowstone Lake and their effect on lake chemistry, and the behavior of contaminants resulting from historical mining activities in numerous river basins in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Washington, and Vermont. I also am an affiliate professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington.
Balistrieri, L., Brewer, P.G., and Murray, J.W., 1981, Scavenging Residence Times of Trace-Metals and Surface-Chemistry of Sinking Particles in the Deep Ocean: Deep-Sea Research Part a-Oceanographic Research Papers, v. 28, no. 2, p. 101-121.
Balistrieri, L., Shanks, W.C., Cuhel, R.L., Aguilar, C., and Klump, J.V., 2007, The influence of sublacutrine hydrothermal vent fluids on the geochemistry of Yellowstone Lake, in Morgan, L.A., ed., Integrated Geoscience Studies in the Greater Yellowstone Area - Volcanic, Tectonic, and Hydrothermal Processes in the Yellowstone Geoecosystem: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1717, p. 169-199.
Balistrieri, L.S., and Blank, R.G., 2008, Dissolved and labile concentrations of Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn in the South Fork Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho: Comparisons among chemical equilibrium models and implications for biotic ligand models: Applied Geochemistry, v. 23, no. 12, p. 3355-3371.
Balistrieri, L.S., Borrok, D.M., Wanty, R.B., and Ridley, W.I., 2008, Fractionation of Cu and Zn isotopes during adsorption onto amorphous Fe(III) oxyhydroxide: Experimental mixing of acid rock drainage and ambient river water: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72, no. 2, p. 311-328.
Balistrieri, L.S., Box, S.E., Bookstrom, A.A., and Ikramuddin, M., 1999, Assessing the influence of reacting pyrite and carbonate minerals on the geochemistry of drainage in the Coeur d'Alene mining district: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 33, no. 19, p. 3347-3353.
Balistrieri, L.S., Box, S.E., and Tonkin, J.W., 2003, Modeling precipitation and sorption of elements during mixing of river water and porewater in the Coeur d'Alene River basin: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 37, no. 20, p. 4694-4701.
Balistrieri, L.S., and Chao, T.T., 1987, Selenium Adsorption by Goethite: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 51, no. 5, p. 1145-1151.
Balistrieri, L.S., and Chao, T.T., 1990, Adsorption of Selenium by Amorphous Iron Oxyhydroxide and Manganese-Dioxide: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 54, no. 3, p. 739-751.
Balistrieri, L.S., and Murray, J.W., 1984, Marine Scavenging - Trace-Metal Adsorption by Interfacial Sediment from Manop Site-H: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 48, no. 5, p. 921-929.
Balistrieri, L.S., and Murray, J.W., 1986, The Surface-Chemistry of Sediments from the Panama Basin - the Influence of Mn Oxides on Metal Adsorption: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 50, no. 10, p. 2235-2243.
Balistrieri, L.S., Murray, J.W., and Paul, B., 1992a, The Biogeochemical Cycling of Trace-Metals in the Water Column of Lake Sammamish, Washington - Response to Seasonally Anoxic Conditions: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 37, no. 3, p. 529-548.
Balistrieri, L.S., Murray, J.W., and Paul, B., 1992b, The Cycling of Iron and Manganese in the Water Column of Lake Sammamish, Washington: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 37, no. 3, p. 510-528.
Balistrieri, L.S., Murray, J.W., and Paul, B., 1994, The Geochemical Cycling of Trace-Elements in a Biogenic Meromictic Lake: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 58, no. 19, p. 3993-4008.
Balistrieri, L.S., Murray, J.W., and Paul, B., 1995, The Geochemical Cycling of Stable Pb, Pb-210, and Po-210 in Seasonally Anoxic Lake Sammamish, Washington, USA: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 59, no. 23, p. 4845-4861.
Balistrieri, L.S., Nimick, D.A., and Mebane, C.A., 2012, Assessing time-integrated dissolved concentrations and predicting toxicity of metals during diel cycling in streams: Science of the Total Environment, v. 425, p. 155-168.
Balistrieri, L.S., Seal, R.R., Piatak, N.M., and Paul, B., 2007, Assessing the concentration, speciation, and toxicity of dissolved metals during mixing of acid-mine drainage and ambient river water downstream of the Elizabeth Copper Mine, Vermont, USA: Applied Geochemistry, v. 22, no. 5, p. 930-952.
Balistrieri, L.S., Tempel, R.N., Stillings, L.L., and Shevenell, L.A., 2006, Modeling spatial and temporal variations in temperature and salinity during stratification and overturn in Dexter Pit Lake, Tuscarora, Nevada, USA: Applied Geochemistry, v. 21, no. 7, p. 1184-1203.