• Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Software Titles

  • wiDButil. R utilities for discovering and downloading data from the Waterisotopes Database API . Release Date: 05/2020. Inventors: G Bowen.
  • assignR. Software for assigning biological samples to region-of-origin based on stable isotope data. Release Date: 11/2019. Inventors: Bowen G. J., Ma C.*, Vander Zanden H. B. and Wunder M. B. Distribution List:
  • JPI_marine. Software for quantitative interpretation of paleoclimate proxy data using Bayesian hierarchical models. Release Date: 11/2019. Inventors: Bowen G. J. Distribution List:
  • SPATIAL-Lab/SteadyStateHOModel . Modeling software for H and O isotope ratios of animal consumers. Release Date: 09/2019. Inventors: Magozzi S.* and Bowen G. J. Distribution List:
  • wiSamples. An iOS app supporting water sample collection for isotope analysis. Release Date: 07/2018. Inventors: Sequiera K.* and Bowen G. J.
  • Waterisotopes Database Portal. Freely accessibly web portal providing access to the Waterisotopes Database, a research tool and public resource developed by Bowen's SPATIAL group. Release Date: 04/28/2017. Distribution List:


  • Lyons, B., Foley, K., Carey, A., Diaz, M., Bowen, G. J. & Cerling, T. E. (2020). The isotopic geochemistry of CaCO3 encrustations in Taylor Valley, Antarctica: Implications for their origin. Acta Geographica Slovenica. Vol. 60. Published, 12/2020.
  • Valenzuela, L. O., Chesson, L. A., Bowen, G. J., Cerling, T. E. & Ehleringer, J. R. (2020). Spatial distribution of stable isotope values of human hair: Tools for region-of-origin and travel history assignment. (pp. 385-410). Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action: Interacting with the Dead and the Living (ed. Parra R. C., Zapico S. C. and Ubelaker D. H.), John Wiley & Sons. Published, 03/2020.
  • Tulley-Cordova C. L., Strong C., Brady I. P., Bekis J. and Bowen G. J. (2018) Navajo Nation, USA, precipitation variability from 2002 to 2015. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 163, 109-123. Published, 06/2018.
  • Gabor RS, Hall SJ, Eiriksson DP, Jameel Y, Millington M, Stout T, Barnes ML, Gelderloos A, Tennant H, Bowen GJ, Neilson BT & Brooks PD (2017). Persistent Urban Influence on Surface Water Quality via Impacted Groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 51, 9477-9487. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Tipple BJ, Jameel Y, Chau TH, Mancuso CJ, Bowen GJ, Dufour A, Chesson LA & Ehleringer JR (2017). Stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes of tap water reveal structure of the San Francisco Bay Area's water system and adjustments during a major drought. Water Research. Vol. 119, 212-224. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Pauli JN, Newsome SD, Cook JA, Harrod C, Steffan SA, Baker CJ, Ben-David M, Bloom D, Bowen GJ, Cerling TE, Cicero C, Cook C, Dohm M, Dharampal PS, Graves G, Gropp R, Hobson KA, Jordan C, MacFadden B, Pilaar Birch S, Poelen J, Ratnasingham S, Russell L, Stricker CA, Uhen MD, Yarnes CT & Hayden B (2017). Opinion: Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 114, 2997-3001. Published, 03/01/2017.
  • Liu Z, Tang Y, Jian Z, Poulsen CJ, Welker JM & Bowen GJ (2017). Pacific North American circulation pattern links external forcing and North American hydroclimatic change over the past millennium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 114, 3340-3345. Published, 03/01/2017.
  • Oerter, E.J., Perelet, A., Pardyjak, E. & Bowen, Gabriel J. (2017). Membrane inlet laser spectroscopy to measure H and O stable isotope compositions of soil and sediment pore water with high sample throughput. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. Vol. 31, 75-84. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Weintraub, S.R., Brooks, P.D. & Bowen, Gabriel J. (2017). Interactive effects of vegetation type and topographic position on nitrogen availability and loss in a temperate montane ecosystem. Ecosystems. Vol. 20, 1073-1088. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Cai, Z., Tian, L. & Bowen, Gabriel J. (2017). ENSO variability reflected in precipitation oxygen isotopes across the Asian Summer Monsoon region. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 475, 25-33. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Coulter, D.P., Bowen, Gabriel J. & Hook, T.O. (2017). Influence of diet and ambient water on hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope ratios in fish tissue: Patterns within and among tissues and relationships with growth rates. Hydrobiologia. Vol. 799, 111-121. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Oerter, E.J. & Bowen, Gabriel J. (2017). In situ monitoring of H and O stable isotopes in soil water reveals ecohydrologic dynamics in managed soil systems. Ecohydrology. Vol. 10, 1-13. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Oerter, E.J., Malone, M., Putman, A., Drits-Esser, D., Stark, L. & Bowen, Gabriel J. (2017). Every apple has a voice: Using stable isotopes to teach about food sourcing and the water cycle. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. Vol. 21, 3799-3810. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Cerling, Thure E., Barnette, Janet E., Bowen, Gabriel J., Chesson, Lesley A., Ehleringer, James R., Remien, Christopher H., Shea, Patrick, Tipple, Brett J. & West, Jason B. (2016). Forensic Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry. Annual Reviews. Vol. 44(1), 175-206. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Vander Zanden, Hannah B., Soto, David X., Bowen, Gabriel J. & Hobson, Keith A. (2016). Expanding the Isotopic Toolbox: Applications of Hydrogen and Oxygen Stable Isotope Ratios to Food Web Studies. Frontiers Media SA. Vol. 4. Published, 01/01/2016.
  • Liu Z., Bowen G. J., Welker J. M. and Yoshimura K. (2013) Winter precipitation isotope slopes of the contiguous USA and their relationship to the Pacific/North American (PNA) pattern. Climate Dynamics, 41, 403-420. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1548-0. Published, 01/2013.
  • Schneider-Mor A. and Bowen G. J. (2013) Coupled and decoupled responses of continental and marine organic-sedimentary systems through the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, New Jersey margin, USA. Paleoceanography, 28. doi:10.1002/palo.20016. Published, 01/2013.
  • VanDeVelde J. H. and Bowen G. J. (2013) Effects of chemical pretreatments on the hydrogen isotope composition of 2:1 clay minerals. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 27, 1143-1148. doi:10.1002/rcm.6554. Published, 01/2013.
  • VanDeVelde J. H., Bowen G. J., Passey B. H. and Bowen B. B. (2013) Climatic and diagenetic signals in the stable isotope geochemistry of dolomitic paleosols spanning the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 109, 254-267. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.02.005. Published, 01/2013.
  • Bowen G. J. (2013) Up in smoke: A role for organic carbon feedbacks in Paleogene hyperthermals. Global and Planetary Change, 109, 18-29. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.07.001. Published, 01/2013.
  • Clyde W. C., Gingerich P. D., Wing S. L., Röhl U., Westerhold T., Bowen G. J., Johnson K., Baczynski A., Diefendorf A., Schnurrenberger D., Noren A., Brady K. and the BBCP Science Team (2013) Bighorn Basin Coring Project (BBCP): A continental perspective on Early Paleogene hyperthermals. Scientific Drilling, 16, 21-31. doi:10.5194/sd-16-21-2013. Published, 01/2013.
  • Cooper H. K. and Bowen G. J. (2013) Metal armor from St. Lawrence Island. Arctic Anthropology, 50, 1-19. Published, 01/2013.