• Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center
  • Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Undergraduate Sustainable Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (U-S2TEM) Scholars (1259343). PI: James R Ehleringer. Co-PI(s): BRENDA Bowen. National Science Foundation, 2013 - 06/30/2018. Total project budget to date: $609,923.00


  • Walsh, Thomas C., Miller, Olivia L., Bowen, Brenda, Levine, Zacharia A. & Ehleringer, James R. (2015). Sphere of Sustainability: Lessons from the University of Utah’s Global Changes and Society Course. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A5015001. Published, 2015.
  • Benison, Kathleen C. & Bowen, Brenda B. (2015). The evolution of end-member continental waters: The origin of acidity in southern Western Australia. Geological Society of America. 4-10. Published, 2015.
  • Bell, J. H. & Bowen, B. B. (2014). Fracture-focused fluid flow in an acid and redox-influenced system: diagenetic controls on cement mineralogy and geomorphology in the Navajo Sandstone. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Published, 2014.
  • Benison, Kathleen Counter, Bowen, Brenda Beitler, Oboh-Ikuenobe, Francisca & Story, Stacy (2013). Differences in regolith weathering history at an acid and neutral saline lake on the Archean Yilgarn Craton and implications for acid brine evolution. Elsevier BV. Vol. 356, 126-140. Published, 2013.
  • Bowen, Brenda B. & Lovell, Thomas R. (2013). Fluctuations in Sedimentary Provenance of the Upper Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone, Illinois Basin, United States. University of Chicago Press. Vol. 121(2), 129-154. Published, 2013.
  • Zhang, Yipeng, Person, Mark, Rupp, John, Ellett, Kevin, Celia, Michael A., Gable, Carl W., Bowen, Brenda, Evans, James, Bandilla, Karl, Mozley, Peter, Dewers, Thomas & Elliot, Thomas (2013). Hydrogeologic Controls on Induced Seismicity in Crystalline Basement Rocks Due to Fluid Injection into Basal Reservoirs: Y. Zhang et al. Ground Water xx, no. xx: xx-xx. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 51(4), 525-538. Published, 2013.
  • Benison, Kathleen Counter & Bowen, Brenda Beitler (2013). Extreme sulfur-cycling in acid brine lake environments of Western Australia. Elsevier BV. Vol. 351, 154-167. Published, 2013.
  • Bowen, Brenda B., Bowen, Gabriel J., Passey, Benjamin H. & VanDeVelde, Justin H. (2013). Climatic and diagenetic signals in the stable isotope geochemistry of dolomitic paleosols spanning the Paleocene–Eocene boundary. Elsevier BV. Vol. 109, 254-267. Published, 2013.
  • Neufelder, Ryan J., Bowen, Brenda B., Lahann, Richard W. & Rupp, John A. (2012). Lithologic, mineralogical, and petrophysical characteristics of the Eau Claire Formation: Complexities of a carbon storage system seal. American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG/Datapages. Vol. 19(3), 81-104. Published, 2012.
  • Rupp, John A., Medina, Cristian R., Wilkens, Nathan D., Fischietto, Nick, Bowen, Brenda B., Brophy, James, Ochoa, Raul I. & Lovell, Thomas R. (2011). Depositional and diagenetic variability within the Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone: Implications for carbon dioxide sequestration. American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG/Datapages. Vol. 18(2), 69-89. Published, 2011.
  • Parry, W. T., Chan, M. A., Potter, S. L. & Bowen, B. B. (2011). Follow the water: Connecting a CO2 reservoir and bleached sandstone to iron-rich concretions in the Navajo Sandstone of south-central Utah, USA: COMMENT. Geological Society of America. Vol. 39(11), e250-e250. Published, 2011.
  • Bell, Julianne H., Martini, Brigette A. & Bowen, Brenda Beitler (2010). Imaging spectroscopy of jarosite cement in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone. Elsevier BV. Vol. 114(10), 2259-2270. Published, 2010.
  • Bowen, Brenda Beitler, Martini, Brigette & Bell, Julianne (2010). Spectroscopy of sulfates, clays, and iron oxides in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone. Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 227-229. Published, 2010.
  • Schulze, Darrell G., Story, Stacy, Bowen, Brenda Beitler & Benison, Kathleen Counter (2010). Authigenic phyllosilicates in modern acid saline lake sediments and implications for Mars. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 115(E12). Published, 2010.
  • Bowen, B. B., Bowen, G. J. & Retallack, G. J. (2009). Mechanisms of PETM global change constrained by a new record from central Utah: COMMENT and REPLY: COMMENT. Geological Society of America. Vol. 37(1), e184-e185. Published, 2009.
  • Bowen, Brenda Beitler & Benison, Kathleen C. (2009). Geochemical characteristics of naturally acid and alkaline saline lakes in southern Western Australia. Elsevier BV. Vol. 24(2), 268-284. Published, 2009.
  • Blanchette, Robert A., Schreiner, Kathryn M., Bolskar, Robert D., Bowen, Brenda Beitler, Masiello, Caroline A., Hockaday, William C., Raebiger, James W. & Filley, Timothy R. (2009). White-Rot Basidiomycete-Mediated Decomposition of C 60 Fullerol. American Chemical Society (ACS). Vol. 43(9), 3162-3168. Published, 2009.
  • Bowen, Brenda Beitler, Story, S., Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., Benison, K.C. & Mormile, M.R. (2008). Active hematite concretion formation in modern acid saline lake sediments, Lake Brown, Western Australia. Elsevier BV. Vol. 268(1-2), 52-63. Published, 2008.
  • Bowen, B. B., Bowen, G. J. & Daniels, A. L. (2008). Paleoenvironmental Isotope Geochemistry and Paragenesis of Lacustrine and Palustrine Carbonates, Flagstaff Formation, Central Utah, U.S.A. Society for Sedimentary Geology. Vol. 78(3), 162-174. Published, 2008.
  • Benison, K. C., Hong, B.-Y., Story, S. L., LaClair, D. A., Bowen, B. B., Jagniecki, E. A., Mormile, M. R. & Oboh-Ikuenobe, F. E. (2007). Sedimentology of Acid Saline Lakes in Southern Western Australia: Newly Described Processes and Products of an Extreme Environment. Society for Sedimentary Geology. Vol. 77(5), 366-388. Published, 2007.
  • Parry, William T., Martini, Brigette A., Chan, Marjorie A. & Bowen, Brenda Beitler (2007). Reflectance spectroscopic mapping of diagenetic heterogeneities and fluid-flow pathways in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone. American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG/Datapages. Vol. 91(2), 173-190. Published, 2007.
  • Chan, Marjorie A., Forster, Craig B., Evans, J. P., Bowen, Brenda Beitler & Parry, W. T. (2007). Geochemistry of CO2 sequestration in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Colorado Plateau, Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG/Datapages. Vol. 14(2), 91-109. Published, 2007.
  • BENISON, K & BOWEN, B (2006). Acid saline lake systems give clues about past environments and the search for life on Mars. Elsevier BV. Vol. 183(1), 225-229. Published, 2006.
  • Ormö, Jens, Souza-Egipsy, Virginia, Chan, Marjorie A., Bowen, Brenda Beitler & Komatsu, Goro (2006). Ultrastructural Study of Iron Oxide Precipitates: Implications for the Search for Biosignatures in the Meridiani Hematite Concretions, Mars. Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Vol. 6(4), 527-545. Published, 2006.