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Robin Bouse

Physical Scientist

B.S. Duke University
M.S. University of Rhode Island
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Research Interests
My research is focused on the sources, transport, and fate of metals in the environment. My interests range from how metals are concentrated into ore deposits in the earth’s crust, to their use and value in society, and particularly the fate and transport of metal contamination from mine tailings and ore refinement. As a student, I concentrated my studies in isotope geochemistry and ore deposits. My most resent research has applied the use of isotopic tracers to fingerprint the source of metal contamination in San Francisco Bay and in the Clark Fork River, MT. I work in conjunction with other members of the project whose research goals are to determine the bioavailability and trophic transfer of metals in aquatic food webs. Determining the sources of metal contamination is essential to understanding and managing the sediment and water quality in an aquatic environment.

Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Agee, J., Bouse, R.M., and Jaffe, B., 2002 Microbial cycling of mercury in contaminated wetland and open-water sediments of San Pablo Bay, California: Environmental Geochemistry. v. 43 p. 260 - 267.

Dunlap, C. E., Bouse, R. M. and Flegal, A. R., 2001, Past leaded gasoline emissions as a non-point source
tracer in riparian systems: a study of river inputs to San Francisco Bay: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 34, p. 1211-1215.

Bouse, R.M., Hornberger, M.I., Luoma, S.N., 2000, Lead isotopic compositions of bed sediments suggest Clark Fork River sources: Proceedings of Clark Fork Symposium 2000, Missoula, MT

Hornberger, M. I., Luoma, S. N., Cain, D. J., Parchaso, F., Brown, C. L., Bouse, R. M., Wellise, C., and
Thompson, J. T., 2000, Linkage of bioaccumulation and biological effects to changes in pollutant
loads in South San Francisco Bay: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 34, p. 2410-2409.

Bouse, R. M., Ruiz,J., Titley, S. R., Tosdal, R. M., and Wooden, J. L., 1999, Lead isotope compositions of
Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary igneous rocks and sulfide minerals in Arizona: implications for the sources of plutons and metals in porphyry copper deposits: Economic Geology, v. 94, p. 211-244.

Dodge, K. A., Hornberger, M. I., and Bouse, R. M., 1999, Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data
(October 1997 through September 1998) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Upper Clark Fork river Basin, Montana, USGS Open-File Report 99-251, 102 p.

Ritson, P. I., Bouse, R. M., Flegal, A. R., and Luoma, S. N., 1999, Stable lead isotopic analyses of historic
and contemporary lead contamination of San Francisco Bay: Marine Chemistry, v. 64, p. 71-83.

Tosdal, R. M., Wooden, J. L., and Bouse, R. M., 1999, Pb isotopes, ore deposits, and metallogenic
terranes: in Lambert, D. D., and Ruiz, J., eds., Applications of radiogenic isotopes to ore deposit research and exploration, Reviews in Economic Geology, SEG, Boulder, CO, p. 1-27.

Bouse, R. M., Hornberger, M. I., Luoma, S. N., 1997, Sources of mercury in sediment cores from San
Francisco Bay: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 18th Annual Meeting, p. 240.

Bouse, R. M., Hornberger, M. I., Luoma, S. N., 1996, Sr and Nd isotopic compositions and trace-element
concentrations in San Francisco Bay cores distinguish sediment deposit from hydraulic gold-mining and mercury mining, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 77, p.201.

Bouse, R. M., 1995, Pb isotopic compositions of ore deposits and their host rocks in Arizona: implications
for the crustal inheritance of metals: Ph. D. dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, 105 p.

Koski, R . A., Lamons R. C., Dumoulin, J. A., Bouse, R. M., 1993, Massive sulfide metallogenesis at a late
Mesozoic sediment-covered spreading axis: Evidence from the Franciscan complex and contemporary analogues: Geology, v. 21, p. 137-140.

Wooden, J. L., Czamanske, G. K., Federenko, V. A., Arndt, N. T., Chauvel, C., Bouse, R. M., King, B. W.,
Knight, R. J., and Siems, D. F., 1993, Isotopic and trace-element constraints on the mantle and crustal contributions to Siberian continental flood basalts, Noril’sk, Siberia: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 57, p. 3677-3704.

Zirenburg, R. A., Koski, R. A., Morton, J., Bouse, R. M., and Shanks, W. C., 1993, Genesis of massive
sulfide deposits on a sediment-covered spreading center, Escanaba Trough, 41oN, Gorda Ridge: Economic Geology, v. 88, p. 2069-2098.

Wooden, J. L., Czamanske, G. K., Bouse, R. M., Likachev, A. P., Kunilov, V. E., and Lyul’ko, V., 1992,
Pb isotopic data indicate a complex mantle origin for the Noril’sk-Talnakh Ores, Siberia: Economic Geology, v. 87, p. 1153-1165.

Bouse, R. M., 1988, Isotopic, chemical, and petrographic characteristics of stratiform manganese oxide
deposits in the Lake Mead region, southeastern Nevada: implications for the origin of the deposits: University of Rhode Island, Master’s Thesis, 120p.

LeHuray, A. P., Chruch, S., Koski, R. A., and Bouse, R. M., 1988, Pb isotopes in sulfides from mid-ocean
ridge hydrothermal sites: Geology, v. 16, p. 362-365.

Kadko, D., Koski, R. A., Tatsumoto, M., and Bouse, R. M., 1985, An estimate of hydrothermal fluid
residence time and vent growth rated based on Pb/Pb ratios and mineralogical studies of sulfide from the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Earth and planetary Science letters, v. 76, p. 35-44.

Koski, R. A., Hein, J. R., Bouse, R. M., Sliney, R. E., 1985, The composition and origin of ferromanganese
crusts from the Tonga platform, Southwest Pacific, in, Scholl, D. W., and Vallier, T. L., eds., Geology and offshore resources of pacific island arcs –Tonga region, Circum-Pacific Council for Energy and Mineral Resources, p. 179-186.

Hein, J. R., Manheim, F. T., Schwab, W. C., Davis, A. S., Daniel, C. L., Bouse, R. M., Morgenson, L. A.,
Sliney, R. E., Clague, D. A., Tate, G. D., and Cacchione, D. A., 1985, Geological and geochemical data for seamounts and associated ferromanganese crusts in and near the Hawaiian, Johnston, and Palmyra Island, Exclusive Economic Zones: USGS Open-File Report 85-292.

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Robin Bouse
Robin Bouse

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