Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Brantley, Susan L.
Location The Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Primary Field Geology
Secondary Field Environmental Sciences and Ecology
 Election Citation
Chemical weathering is a major factor in geochemical cycling of the elements, continental erosion, and the long term evolution of atmospheric CO2. Brantley, through her field-based theoretical studies, has shown that she is one of the world?s foremost experts on the mechanisms and rates of chemical weathering.
 Research Interests
Dr. Brantley's group investigates chemical, physical, and biological processes associated with the circulation of aqueous fluids in shallow hydrogeologic settings. Her studies have encompassed measurements of water-rock-biota interaction, geomicrobiology, measurement of the kinetics of dissolution and precipitation of minerals in the laboratory and in the field, surface chemistry of minerals, environmental water problems related to hydraulic fracturing, and soil and groundwater biogeochemistry.

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