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Maest, A.S. and Nordstrom, D.K. 2017. A geochemical examination of humidity cell tests. Applied Geochemistry 81, p. 109–131. Abstract available:

D. Kirk Nordstrom and Andrew Nicholson (editors),A. Maest, Contributing Author. 2017. Geochemical Modeling for Mine Site Characterization and Remediation. Volume 4, Management Technologies for Metal Mining Influenced Water. Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), 159pp.  Available:

Maest, A.S., Schwartzman, P. and Kliegman, D. 2016. Use of multidisciplinary and visual approaches to understand fracture-flow contaminant transport in an underground gold mine. Oral presentation at Geological Society of American Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 25-28 September. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 48, No. 7. 
 Nordstrom, D.K. and Maest, A.S. 2015. Why predictions fail. Symposium 2015. Rouyn-Noranda. Sur L’Environnement et les Mines / On Mines and the Environment. 14-17 June, Rouyn-Noranda. University of Quebec and Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. 
Segovia, R., Maest, A.S., Kamp, R., and Papaoulias, D. 2014. Engaging indigenous communities in environmental monitoring: Citizen science in the upper Amazon basin. Oral presentation at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. October 2014.
Maest, A. 2013. Hydrogeochemical characterization and baseline water quality: Interpretation and modeling that consider mineral dissolution and hydrologic dynamics. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October. Available:
Maest, AS, Kamp, R, and Segovia, R. 2013. Building technical capacity to evaluate environmental effects in Central and South American Countries considering large-scale industrial development. Invited Speaker. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. October. Available:
Miller, G. and Maest, A. 2013. Considerations for determining the source of groundwater contamination associated with hydraulic fracturing. EPA technical workshop on hydraulic fracturing: Analytical Chemical Methods. 7pp. plus presentation. Presentation available:
Wobus, C., A. Maest, B. Prucha, and D. Albert. 2012. Potential Hydrologic and Water Quality Alteration from Large-Scale Mining of the Pebble Deposit in Bristol Bay, Alaska: Results from an Integrated Hydrologic Model of a Preliminary Mine Design (review draft). Boulder CO: Stratus Consulting. Peer-reviewed by US EPA as part of their Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, November 2012.
Morris, J. A. Maest, A. Craven, and J. Lipton. 2012. Site-specific issues with applying the BLM to evaluate Cu toxicity: overestimation of Cu-DOC complexation and model anomalies in low hardness waters. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: 33rd annual meeting, Long Beach, CA, November 11-15.
Zamzow, K., A. Maest, C.A., Woody, and D. Bogan. 2010. Independent baseline water quality characterization of the Pebble Project area in Southwestern Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program. November 1-4, Denver, CO.
National Research Council. 2010. Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Produced Water in the Western United States. Committee on Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Development and Produced Water in the Western United States. Available:
Kuipers, J.R., A.S. Maest, K.A. MacHardy, and G. Lawson. 2006. Comparison of Predicted and Actual Water Quality at Hardrock Mines: The Reliability of Predictions in Environmental Impact Statements. Prepared for Earthworks, Washington, DC. Available: = 211
Maest, A.S., J.R. Kuipers, C.L. Travers, and D.A. Atkins. 2005. Predicting Water Quality at Hardrock Mines: Methods and Models, Uncertainties, and State-of-the-Art. Earthworks, Washington, DC. Available: = 212
Maest, A.S., D.K. Nordstrom, and S.H. LoVetere. 2004. Questa Baseline and Pre-mining Ground-water Quality Investigation 4. Historical Surface-water Quality for the Red River Valley, New Mexico, 1965 to 2001. U.S. Geological Survey, Scientific Investigation Report 2004-5063. Available:
Maest, A.S., D.K. Nordstrom, and S.H. LoVetere. 2004. Influence of hydrologic conditions on historical water quality in a stream affected by natural and mining-related sources, 1965-2001. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 36:(5).
Maest, A.S., J.J. Metesh, and T.E. Duaime. 2004. Dissolved copper loading to the Berkeley Pit, Montana, USA, and estimates of pit wall leaching, Wanty & Seals II (eds). Water-Rock Interaction 11,6(2):1569-1573. Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.ISBN 90 5809 641.
McCleskey, R.B., D.K. Nordstrom, and A.S. Maest. 2004. Preservation of water samples for arsenic(III/V) determinations: An evaluation of the literature and new analytical results. Applied Geochemistry 19:995-1009.

LoVetere, S.H., D.K. Nordstrom, A.S. Maest, and C.A. Naus. 2003. Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation. 3. Historical Ground-Water Quality for the Red River Valley, New Mexico. Water-Resource Investigation 03-4186. U.S. Geological Survey. Available:

National Research Council, Committee on Hardrock Mining on Federal Lands. 1999. Hardrock Mining on Federal Lands. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. Contributed to report (wrote sections on water quality/quantity impacts to groundwater and surface water resources) and committee member. Available:

Mac Rae, R., A.S. Maest, and J. Meyer. 1999. Selection of an organic-acid analogue of dissolved organic matter for use in toxicity testing. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 56:1484-1493.

Maest, A.S. 1994. Pollution prevention in mining: Research focus areas and the pollution prevention hierarchy. In Proceedings, International Conference on Pollution Prevention in Mining and Mineral Processing, K. Anderson and S.K. Purcell (eds). Colorado School of Mines, pp. 3-8.
Davis, J.A., D.B. Kent, B.A. Rea, A.S. Maest, and S.P. Garabedian. 1993. Influence of redox environment and aqueous speciation on metal transport in groundwater: Preliminary results of tracer injection studies. In Metals in Groundwater, H. Allen, D. Brown, and E.M. Perdue (eds.). Lewis Publishers, pp. 223-273.
Johannesson, K.H., W.B. Lyons, and A.S. Maest. 1992. Oxyanion concentration mechanisms in eastern Sierra Nevada surface waters. In The History of Water: Eastern Sierra Nevada, Owens Valley, White-Inyo Mountains, C.A. Hall, V. Doyle-Jones, and B. Widawski (eds.). White Mountain Research Station Symposium 4:348-366.
Maest, A.S., S.P. Pasilis, L.G. Miller, and D.K. Nordstrom. 1992. Redox geochemistry of arsenic and iron in Mono Lake, California, USA. In Water‑Rock Interaction VII, Y.K. Kharaka and A.S. Maest (eds.). Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 507-511.
Maest, A. and L. Epstein. 1991. Global report - groundwater pollution. Buzzworm 3:45.
Oremland, R.S., N.A. Steinberg, A.S. Maest, L.G. Miller, and J.T. Hollibaugh. 1990. Measurement of in situ rates of selenate removal by dissimilatory bacterial reduction in sediments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 24:1157‑1164.
Maest, A.S., D.A. Crerar, R.F. Stallard, and J.N. Ryan. 1990. Metal and nutrient behavior in the Raritan Estuary, New Jersey, U.S.A.: The effect of multiple freshwater and industrial waste inputs. Chem. Geol. 81:133‑149.
Oremland, R.S., J.T. Hollibaugh, A.S. Maest, T.S. Presser, L.G. Miller, and C.W. Culbertson. 1989. Selenate reduction to elemental selenium by anaerobic bacteria in sediments and culture: Biogeochemical significance of a novel, sulfate‑independent respiration. Appl. Environ. Microbiology 55:2333‑2343.
Kent, D.B., J.A. Davis, A.S. Maest, and B.A. Rea. 1989. Field and laboratory studies of transport of reactive solutes in groundwater. In Water‑Rock Interaction 6, D.L. Miles (ed). Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 381‑383.
Kharaka, Y.K., A.S. Maest, W.W. Carothers, L.M. Law, P.J. Lamothe, and T.L. Fries. 1988. Geochemistry of metal‑rich brines from Central Mississippi Salt‑Dome Basin, U.S.A. Applied Geochemistry 2:543‑562.
Means, J.L., A.S. Maest, and D.A. Crerar. 1987. Role of organics in radionuclide transport in deep groundwaters. The Technology of High‑Level Nuclear Waste Disposal 3:215‑247.
Kharaka, Y.K., A.S. Maest, T.L. Fries, L.M. Law, and W.W. Carothers. 1986. Geochemistry of lead and zinc in oil field brines: Central Mississippi Salt Dome Basin revisited In The Genesis of Stratiform Sediment‑Hosted Lead and Zinc Deposits, R.J.W. Turner and M.T. Einaudi (eds), pp. 181‑187.
Hull, R.W., Y.K. Kharaka, A.S. Maest, and T.L. Fries. 1985. Sampling and analysis of subsurface waters. In Proceedings First Canadian/American Conference on Hydrology, Practical Applications of Ground Water Geochemistry, F. Hitchon and E.I. Wallick (eds.), pp. 117‑126.
Maest, A.S., Crerar, D.A., E.C. Dillon, S.M. Trehu, and T.N. Rountree. 1985. Effect of temperature on the sorption of chelated radionuclides. Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management VIII, C.M. Jantzen, J.A. Stone, and R.C. Ewing (eds.), 44:377‑384.
Maest, A.S., S. Brantley, P. Bauman, M. Borcsik, and D. Crerar, 1984. Geochemistry of metal transport in the Raritan River and estuary. New Jersey. Bull. New Jersey Acad. Sci. 29:69‑78.
Water-Rock Interaction VII. Volume I: Low Temperature Interactions; Volume II: Intermediate and High Temperature Interactions, Y.K. Kharaka and A.S. Maest (eds.). 1992. Balkema, Rotterdam.
Orem, P., D. Allen, and E. Hopkins. 1991. The “Recycling” Loophole in the Toxics-Release Inventory: Out of Site, Out of Mind. Environmental Defense Fund, March.
Rowe, T.B., M.S. Lico, R.J. Hallock, and R.J. Hoffman. 1991. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Data Associated with Irrigation Drainage in and near Stillwater, Fernley, and Humboldt Wildlife Management Areas and Carson Lake, West-Central Nevada, 1987-1989. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, pp. 91-185.
Means, J.L. and D.A. Crerar. 1983. The Organic Geochemistry of Deep Groundwaters and Radionuclide Partitioning Experiments under Hydrothermal Conditions. Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation, Technical Report #448.