Papers in peer-reviewed journals

* denotes student advisee author


In Review or Revision

*Warix, S., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Manning, A., Singha, K. (in review) Local topography and hydraulic conductivity influence riparian groundwater age and groundwater-surface water connection. Water Resources Research.

  ^Hoagland, B., Rasmussen, K., Singha, K., Spear, J., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (in prep) Metal-oxide precipitation influences microbiome structure in hyporheic porewaters of streams receiving acid rock drainage. Applied Environmental Microbiology.

 *Malenda, M., ^Heil, E., *Jung, H., Gorman, B., Squier, J., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (in review) Experimental measurement of plagioclase dissolution rates at pore scale. Applied Geochemistry.

^Heil, E. Squier, J., Gorman, B., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (in review) Investigating the impact of pore connectivity and dead-end pores on mineral dissolution through microfluidics. Lab on a Chip. 


[47] *Andrews, E., Hyman, J.D., Sweeney, M., Karra, S., Moulton, J.D., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K. (2023, in press) Fracture intensity impacts on reaction front propogation and mineral weathering in three-dimensional fractured media. Water Resources Research.  


[46] Hyman, J.D., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Andrews, E., Sweeney, M.R., Carey, J.W., Viswanathan, H.S. (in revision) A geo-structurally based correction factor for dissolution rates in fractured media. Geophysical Research Letters.

[45]  Heil, E., Warix, S., Singha, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K. (in press) Decadal trends in solute concentrations, mass flux, and discharge reveal variable hydrologic and geochemical response to climate change in two alpine watersheds. Applied Geochemistry.

 [44] Singha, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2022) The importance of groundwater in critical zone science. Groundwater.


[43] *Andrews, E., Navarre-Sitchler, A., (2021) Temporal and spatial heterogeneity of mineral dissolution rates in fractured media. Geochemimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

[42] Rickel, A., ^Hoagland, B., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Singha, K. (2021) Analysis of the influence of ferricrete on surface water-groundwater connections. Geophysics. v. 86, no. 5, 13 p.

[41] Deng, H., Navarre-Sitchler, A., ^Heil, E., Peters, C. (2021) Addressing water and energy challenges with reactive transport modeling. Environmental Engineering Science.


[40] ^Hoagland, B., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Cowie, R., Singha, K. (2020) Groundwater-stream connectivity mediates metal(loid) geochemistry in the hyporheic zone of stream impacted by historic mining and acid rock drainage. Frontiers in Water.

[39] *Jung, H., *Malenda, M., Wort, J., Squier, J., Gorman, B., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2020) The fabrication of plagioclase feldspar microdevices: an experimental tool for pore scale mineral dissolution studies. Water Resources Research.

[38] Schmidt, M. Pankavich, S., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Engdahl, N., Bolster, D., Benson, D. (2020) Reactive particle-tracking solutions to a benchmark problem on heavy metal cycling in lake sediments. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.

[37] Swift Bird, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Singha, K. (2020) Hydrogeological controls of uranium and arsenic dissolution into Groundwater of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Applied Geochemistry. v. 114, 104522.


[36] Maher, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2019) Reactive transport processes that drive chemical weathering: from making space for water to dismantling continents. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.

[35] Schmidt, M., Pankavich, S., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Benson, D. (2019) A lagrangian method for reactive transport with solid/aqueous chemical phase interaction. Journal of Computational Physic-X. v. 2, 1000021 


[34] Holley, E. Yu, Y.T., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Winterton, J. (2018) Quantitiative mineralogy and geochemistry of pelletized sulfide-bearing gold concentrates in an alkaline heap leach. Hydrometallurgy.v. 181, p. 130-142.

[33] *Jung, H. and Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2018) Scale effect on the time-dependence of mineral dissolution rates in physically heterogeneous porous media. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. v. 231, p. 70-83. 

[32] Maxwell, R.M., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Tonkin, M. (2018) Forward: Modeling for Sustainability and Adaptation. Groundwater. v. 56(4)

[31] *Jung, H., Navarre-Sitchler, A., (2018) Physical heterogeneity control on effective mineral dissolution rates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. v. 227, p. 246-263.


[30] Johnston, A., Runkle, R., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Singha, K. (2017) Exploration of diffuse and discrete sources of acid mine drainage to a headwater mountain stream in Colorado, USA. Mine Water and the Environment. 

[29] Li, L., Maher, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A. et al. (2017) Expanding the role of reactive transport models in critical zone processes. Earth Science Reviews. v. 165, p. 280-301.


[28] Pribulick, C., Foster, L., Bearup, L., Navarre-Stichler, A., Carroll, R., Williams, K.H., Maxwell, R.M. (2016) Contrasting the hydrologic response due to land cover and climate change in a mountain headwaters system. Ecohydrology Letters. v. 9, p. 1431-1438.

[27] *Mouzakis, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Rother, G., Banuelos, J.L., Wang, X., Kaszuba, J., Heath, J., Miller, Q., Alvarado, V., McCray, J.E. (2016) An experimental study of porosity changes in shale caprocks exposed to CO2-saturated brines I. Evolution of mineralogy, pore connectivity, pore size distribution, and surface area. Environmental Engineering Science. v. 33, p. 725-735.

[26] Miller, Q., Wang, X., Kaszuba, J., *Mouzakis, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Alvarado, V., McCray, J., Rother, G., Banuelos, J.L., Heath, J. (2016) An experimental study of porosity changes in shale caprocks exposed to CO2-saturated brine II. Insights from aqueous geochemistry. Environmental Engineering Science. v. 33, p. 736-744.

[25] *Kenwell, A., Navarre-Sitchler, A., *Prugue, R., Spear, J., Maxwell, R., Hering, A., Carroll, R.,Williams, K. (2016) Use of geochemical indicators to distinguish high biogeochemical activity in floodplain soils and sediments.  Science of the Total Environment. v. 563-564, p. 386-395.


[24] Beisman, J., Maxwell, R.M., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Steefel, C. (2015) ParCrunchFlow: An efficient, parallel reactive transport simulation tool for physically and chemically heterogeneous subsurface environments, Computational Geosciences.

[23] Navarre-Sitchler, A., Brantley, S., Rother, G. (2015) How porosity increases during incipient weathering of crystalline silicate rock. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, v. 80, p. 331-354. 


[22] Atchley, A., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Maxwell, R.M. (2014) The effects of physical and geochemical heterogeneity on hydro-geochemical transport and effective reaction rates, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 65, p. 53-64.

[21] Bearup, L., Mikkelson, K., Wiley, J., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Maxwell, R.M., Sharp, J.O., McCray, J.E. (2014) Metal fate and partitioning in soils under bark beetle killed trees, Science of the Total Environment, v. 496, p. 348-357.

[20] Mikkelson, K., Bearup, L., Navarre-Sitchler, A., McCray, J.E., Sharp, J.O. (2014) Changes in metal mobility after needle drop in a bark beetle infested forest, Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, v. 16, p. 1318-1327.

[19] *Kirsch, K., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Wunsch, A., McCray, J.E. (2014) CO2 induced metal release from sandstones: implications for geologic carbon sequestration. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 48, p. 1436-1442.

[18] *Wunsch, A., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Moore, J., McCray, J.E. (2014) Metal release from limestones at high partial pressures of CO2, Chemical Geology, v. 363, p. 40-55.


[17] *Wunsch A., Navarre-Sitchler, A., McCray, J.E. (2013) Geochemical implications of brine leakage into shallow aquifers, Groundwater.

[16] *Wunsch, A. Navarre-Sitchler, A., Moore, J., Ricko, A., McCray, J.E. (2013) Metal release from dolomites at high partial pressures of CO2. Applied Geochemistry, v. 38, p. 33-37.              **One of the top downloaded papers in 2013

[15] Atchley, A., Maxwell, R., Navarre-Sitchler, A. (2013) Human health risk assessment of CO2 leakage into overlying aquifers using a stochastic geochemical reactive transport approach. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 47, n. 11, p. 5954-5962. 

[14] Navarre-Sitchler, A., Cole, D, Rother, G., Jin, L., Buss, H.,  and Brantley, S.L. (2013) Porosity and surface area evolution during weathering of two igneous rocks Geochimica et Cosmochimia Acta. v. 109, p. 400-413.

[13] Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Maxwell, R.M., Siirila, E.R. Hammond, G.E., Lichtner, P.C. (2013) Elucidating geochemical response of shallow heterogeneous aquifers to CO2 leakage using high-performance computing: implications for monitoring of CO2 sequestration, Advances in Water resources, v. 53, p. 45-55.

[12]  Atchley, A., Maxwell, R.M.,  Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., (2013) Using Streamlines to simulate stochastic reactive transport in heterogeneous aquifers: Kinetic metal release and transport in CO2 impacted drinking water aquifers, Advances in Water Resources, v. 52, p. 93-106. 


[11]  Bearup*, L., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Maxwell, R.M., and McCray, J.M. (2012) Kinetic metal release from competing processes in aquifers, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, n. 12, p. 6539-6547.

[10]  Siirila, E., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Maxwell, R., and McCray, J.M. (2012) A quantitative methodology to assess the risks to human health from CO2 leakage into groundwater, Advances in Water Resources, v. 36.                                                                                                       ** the most cited paper in AWR in 2012/2013


[9]   Navarre-Sitchler, A., Steefel, C.I., Sak, P.B. and Brantley, S.L. (2011) A predictive model for weathering rind formation on basalt, Geochimica et Cosmochimia Acta. v. 75, 7644-7667.

[8]   Hausrath, E., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Sak. P.B., Williams, J., and Brantley, S.L. (2011) Soil profiles as indicators of mineral weathering rates and organic interactions for a Pennsylvania diabase, Chemical Geology, v. 290, 89-100.

[7]   Kaszuba, J., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Thyne, G., Chopping, C. Meuzelaar, T. (2011) Supercritical carbon dioxide and sulfur inthe Madison Limestone: A natural analogue in southwest Wyoming for geologic carbon-sulfur co-sequestration.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 309, 131-140.


[6]   Sak, P., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Miller, C., Daniel, C., Lebedeva, M., Brantley, S. (2010) Rates of      formation of basaltic weathering rinds vary with clast curvature, Chemical Geology, v. 276, p. 129-143.


[5]   Navarre-Sitchler, A., Steefel, C., Yang, L. and Brantley, S. (2009) Evolution of porosity diffusivity during chemical weathering of a basalt clast, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, v. 114, F02016.


[4]   Pelt, E., Chabaux, F., Innocent, C., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Sak, P., and Brantley, S. (2008) Rates of weathering rind formation from 238U-234Th chronometry: application to basalt weathering.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 276 p. 98-105.


[3]   Navarre-Sitchler, A. and Brantley, S. (2007) Basalt Weathering Across Scales, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v.261, n. 1-2, p. 321-334.

[2]   Navarre-Sitchler, A. and Thyne, G. (2007) Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Mineral Weathering Rates at Earth Surface Conditions, Chemical Geology, v. 243, n. 1-2, p. 53-63.

[1]   Hausrath, E.M., Navarre-Sitchler, A., Sak, P. And Brantley, S. (2007) Basalt Weathering Rates on Earth and Duration of Water on the plains of Gusev Crater, Mars, Geology, V.36, p. 67-70.

Other Publications

[4] Navarre-Sitchler, A., Rother, G., Kaszuba, J. (2015) Porosity in reactive geochemical systems, in Pore scale phenomena, World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, eds. Poate, J., Kee, R., Illangasekare, T., v. 10, p. 223-242.

[3] Li, L., K. Maher, and A. Navarre-Sitchler. (2014) Expanding the Role of Reactive Transport Modeling in Biogeochemical Sciences. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 95(35): 316-316. pdf

[2]  Bandstra J.Z., Buss H.L., Campen R.K., Liermann L.J., Moore J., Hausrath E.M., Navarre-Sitchler A.K., Jang J-H. and Brantley S.L. (2008)  Appendix: Compilation of Mineral Dissolution Rates. In Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction (eds. S. L. Brantley, J. D. Kubicki and A. F. White).  Springer, New York.

[1]  Kirkham, R., Navarre, A., (2004) Geologic map of the Basin Mountain Quadrangle, La Plata County, Colorado, Colorado Geological Survey.