Phd, Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
MS, Soil Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
BS, Geological Engineering , Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
I am broadly interested in weathering processes, including the role of lithology and plant-rock interactions. In particular, I am intrigued by the decoupling of deep and superficial nutrient cycles that we find at the LCZO's thick, highly leached regoliths and on how this decoupling translates into the composition of the streams. To investigate if this decoupling is the general outcome of Critical Zone evolution at its latest stages, I'm using trace elements, Mg and Li isotopes to disentangle the role of biological vs. geochemical reactions in solute production and the pathways of solute delivery to the
The effects of lithology on trace element and REE behavior during tropical weathering. Chapela Lara, M., Buss, H.L., Pett-Ridge, J.C. (2018): Chemical Geology. 500: 88-102
Lithological Influences on Contemporary and Long-Term Regolith Weathering at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory. Buss, H.L., Lara Chapela M., Moore, O.W., Kurtz A.C., Schulz, M.S., White A.F. (2017): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
The influence of critical zone processes on the Mg isotope budget in a tropical, highly weathered andesitic catchment. Chapela Lara, M., Buss, H. L., Pogge von Strandmann, P. A. E., Schuessler, J. A., & Moore, O. W. (2017): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Controls on the Mg cycle in the tropics: insights from a case study at the Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory . Chapela Lara M., Buss H.L., Pogge von Strandmann P.A.E. (2014): Procedia Earth and Planetary Science
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Relating Grain-Scale Weathering Observations to Catchment-Scale Critical Zone Morphology. Buss, H.L., Moore, O.W., Chapela Lara M., Schulz, M., White, A.F (2013): Goldschmidt2013 Conference Abstracts. Florence Italy.
Mg isotopes: insights into weathering in tropical volcanoclastic regolith. Chapela Lara, M., Buss, H.L., Pogge Von Strandman, P.A.E., Dessert, C. Gaillardet, J. (2013): Goldschmidt2013 Conference Abstracts. Florence Italy.