Rosemary Capo


Associate Professor
Environmental Geochemistry
401 SRCC, 4107 O'Hara Street
4107 O'Hara Street
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
P: 412-624-8873
Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD in Geochemistry, 1990, University of California at Los Angeles

Courses Offered

Research Areas

  • Radiogenic isotope tracking of environmental processes
  • Geochemistry of acid mine drainage
  • Evolution of soils in arid environments
  • Environmental impact and recycling of energy by products

Representative Publications

Winters*, W.R. and Capo, R.C. (2004) Groundwater flow parameterization of an Appalachian coal mine complex, Ground Water, v. 42, p. 700-710.

Kairies*, C.L., Capo, R.C., Watzlaf, G. R. (2005) Chemical and physical properties of iron hydroxide precipitates associated with passively treated coal mine drainage in the bituminous region of Pennsylvania and Maryland, Applied Geochemistry, v. 20, 1445-1460.

Homsey*, L. K., and Capo, R.C. (2006) Integrating geochemistry and micromorphology to identify feature function at Dust Cave, a Paleoindian through Middle Archaic site in Northwest Alabama, Geoarcheology, v. 21, no. 3, pp. 261-293.

Chapman*, E.C., Capo, R.C., Stewart, B.W., Hammack, R., Schroeder, K., and Edenborn, H.M. (2012) Geochemical and strontium isotope characterization of produced waters from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction.  Environmental Science and Technology v.46: 3545-3553.

Chapman*, E.C., Capo, R.C., Stewart, B.W., Hedin, R.S., Weaver, T.J., and Edenborn, H.M., (2013) Strontium isotope quantification of siderite, brine and acid mine drainage contributions to high-TDS abandoned gas well discharges in the Appalachian Plateau. Applied Geochemistry, v. 31, 109-118 (2013).

*graduate student

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