PhD, Geology, University of Arizona, 2000
Determine the effects of weathering and the mobility of elements within soils developed on an organic-rich black shale, the Marcellus Shale.
REE mobility and fractionation during shale weathering along a climate gradient. Jin, L., Ma, L., Dere, A., White, T., Mathur, M., and Brantely, S. (2017): Chemical Geology 466, 352-379
Evolution of porosity and geochemistry in Marcellus Formation black shale during weathering. Jin, L., Mathur, R., Rother, G., Cole, D.R., Bazilevskaya, E., Williams, J., Carone, A. and Brantley, S.L (2013): Chemical Geology (356):50-63
Insights into the weathering of black shale: Cu isotopes and concentrations in the Marcellus Formation shale, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (USA) . Mathur, R., Jin, L., Prush, V., Paul, J., Ebersole, C., Fornadel, A., Williams, J.Z., and Brantley, S.L. (2012): Chemical Geology, 304–305:175–184
Fe cycling in the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory, Pennsylvania: An analysis of biogeochemical weathering and Fe isotope fractionation. Yesavage, T.A., M.S. Fantle, J. Vervoort, R. Mathur, L. Jin, L.J. Liermann, S.L. Brantley. (2012): Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 99:18-38
Extent and isotopic composition of Fe and Mo release from two Pennsylvania shales in the presence of organic ligands and bacteria . Liermann, L. J., Mathur, R., Wasylenki, L. E., Nuester, J., Anbar, A. D., and Brantley, S. L. (2011): Chemical Geology vol 281, 167-180.
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How lithology and climate affect REE mobility and fractionation along a shale weathering transect of the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Ma, L., Jin, L., Dere., A.L., White, T., Mathur, R., Brantely, S.L. (2012): AGU Annual Fall Conference Proceedings
A Study of Physical and Chemical Weathering of the Marcellus Shale in Central Pennsylvania. Paul, J., Mathur, R., Brantley, S.L. and Jin, L. (2010): GSA Annaul Fall Meeting