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Markus Bill's Publications

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Sandoval, J., Bill, M., Aguado, R., O’Dogherty, L., Rivas P., Alain Morard, A., Guex J., 2011 The Toarcian in the Subbetic basin (southern Spain): bio-events (ammonite and nannofossils) and Carbon-isotope stratigraphy. Submitted.
  2. Bill, M., O’Dogherty, L., Baumgartner, P.O., 2011, Dynamics of a paleoecosystem reef associated with oceanic change in carbonate sedimentary regime and carbon cycling (Oxfordian, Swiss Jura), Palaios, , v. 26, 197–211, doi: 10.2110/palo.2010.p10-063r.
  3. Hazen, T.C., Dubinsky, E.A., DeSantis, T.Z., Andersen, G.L., Piceno, Y.M., Singh, N., Janet, K., Jansson, J.K., Probst, A., Borglin, S.E., Fortney, J. L., Stringfellow, W.T., Bill M., Conrad, M.E., Tom L.M., Chavarria, K.L., Alusi, T.R., Lamendella, R., Joyner, D.C., Spier, C., Baelum, J., Auer, M., Marcin, L., Zemla, M.L., Chakraborty, R., Sonnenthal, E.L., D’haeseleer, P., Holman, H.-Y. N., Osman, S., Lu, Z., Van Nostrand, J.D., Deng, Y., Zhou, J., Mason, O.U., 2010, Deep-Sea Oil Plume Enriches Indigenous Oil-Degrading Bacteria. Science, v. 330, 204–208, doi: 10.1126/science.1195979.
  4. Conrad, M.E., Brodie, E.L., Radtke, C.W., Bill, M., Delwiche, M.E., Lee, M.H., Swift, D.L., Colwell, F.S., 2010, Field Evidence for Co-Metabolism of TCE Stimulated by Addition of Electron Donor to Groundwater. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 44, 4697–4704, doi 10.1021/es903535j.
  5. Walker, J.F., Johnson, L. C., Simpson, N.B., Bill, M., Jumpponen, A., 2010, Application of fungistatics in soil reduces N uptake by an arctic ericoid shrub (Vaccinium vitis-idaea). Mycologia, v. 102, 822–834, doi: 10.3852/09-224.
  6. Sandoval, J., O’Dogherty, L., Aguado, R., Bartolini, A., Bruchez, S., Bill, M., 2008, Aalenian carbon-isotope stratigraphy: Calibration with ammonite, radiolarian and nannofossil events in the Western Tethys, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 267, p. 115–137, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.06.013.
  7. O’Dogherty, L., Sandoval, J., Bartolini, A., L., Bruchez, S., Bill, M., Guex, J., 2006, Carbon-isotope stratigraphy and ammonite faunal turnover for the Middle Jurassic in the South-Iberian margin, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 239, 311–333, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.01.018.
  8. O'Dogherty, L., Bill, M., Gorican, S., Dumitrica, P., Masson, H., 2005, Bathonian radiolarians from ophiolitic melange dating oceanic crust of the Alpine Tehtys (Gets nappe, Swiss-French Alps), Micropaleontology, v. 51, 425–485, doi: 10.2113/gsmicropal.51.6.425.
  9. Bill, M., Conrad, M. E., Goldstein, A. H., 2004, Stable carbon isotope composition of atmospheric methyl bromide, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 31, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018639.
  10. Schüth, C., Bill, M., Barth, J.A.C., Slater, G., Kälin R.M., 2003, Carbon isotope fractionation during reductive dechlorination of TCE in batch experiments with iron samples reactive barriers, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 66, 25–37, doi:10.1016/S0169-7722(03)00026-3.
  11. Bill, M., Rhew, R. C., Weiss, R. F., Goldstein, A. H., 2002a, Carbon isotope ratios of methyl bromide and methyl chloride emitted from a coastal salt marsh, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 29, doi:10.1029/2001GL012946.
  12. Bill, M., Miller, L. H., Goldstein, A. H., 2002b, Carbon isotope fractionation of methyl bromide during agricultural soil fumigation, Biogeochemistry, v. 60, 181–190, doi:10.1023/A:1019864024307.
  13. Rhew, R. C., Miller, B.J., Weiss, R. F., Bill, M., Goldstein, A. H., 2002, Environmental and biological controls on methyl halide emissions from southern California coastal salt marshes. Biogeochemistry, v. 60, 141–161, doi: 10.1023/A:1019812006560.
  14. Barth, J.A.C., Slater, G., Schüth, C., Bill, M., Downey, A., Larkin, M., Kälin R.M., 2002, Carbon isotope fractionation during aerobic biodegradation of trichloroethylene (TCE) by Burkholderia cepacia G4: A tool to map degradation mechanisms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 68, 1728–1734, doi: 10.1128/AEM.68.4.1728-1734.2002.
  15. Bill, M., Schüth, C., Barth, J., Kälin R.M., 2001, Stable Carbon isotope fractionation during abiotic reductive dehalogenation of trichloroethene (TCE), Chemosphere, v. 44, 1281–1286, doi:10.1016/S0045-6535(00)00274-5.
  16. Bill, M., Baumgartner, P.O., O'Dogherty L., 2001, Estratigraphía, anomalías geochímicas y extinctiones de radiolarios del evento anóxico oceánico del Cenomaniense terminal en el Apenino septentrional y en los Alpes meridionales, Geotemas v. 3, 165-168.
  17. Bill, M., Masson H., Thélin, Ph., 2001, Low-grade metamorphism of the Gets nappe (Western Alps), Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, v. 81, 229–237.
  18. Bill, M., O'Dogherty, L., Guex, J., Masson, H., and Baumgartner, P.O., 2001, Radiolarite ages in Alpine-Mediterranean ophiolites: Constraints of the oceanic spreading and the Tethys-Atlantic connection, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 113, 129–143, doi:10.1130/0016-7606(2001) 113<0129:RAIAMO>2.0.CO;2.
  19. Bill, M., Nägler; T.F., and Masson, H., 2000, Geochemistry, Sm-Nd and Sr isotopes of mafic rocks from the earliest oceanic crust of Alpine Tethys, Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen, v. 80, 131–145.
  20. Bill, M., Bussy, F., Cosca, M.A., Masson, H., and Hunziker, J.C., 1997, High precision U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar dating of an Alpine ophiolite (Gets nappe, French Alps), Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae, v. 90, 43–54.
  21. Bill, M., Baumgartner, P.O., Hunziker, J.C. and Sharp, Z.D., 1995, Carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Liesberg Beds Member (Oxfordian, Swiss Jura) using echinoids and crinoids. Eclogae geologicae Helvetiae, v. 88, 135–155.

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Government/Technical Reports

  1. Conrad, M. E., and Bill M., 2008. Using Nitrogen and Oxygen Isotope Compositions of Nitrate to Distinguish Contaminant Sources in Hanford Soil and Groundwater. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, report 1020E, 9 p.
  2. Conrad, M. E., and Bill, M., 2008. Carbon Isotope Signatures of Hydrocarbon Compounds in Groundwater from the Fisherman’s Wharf Site, San Francisco, 5 p.
  3. Meusy, J.-P., and Bill, M., 2004, Décharge industrielle de Bonfol – Projet d’assainissement: Prise de position, République et Canton du Jura, Office des Eaux et de la Protection de la Nature (OEPN), St-Ursanne, 90 p.
  4. Buser, M., Wildi, W. with a preface of Bill, M. 2003, Les DNAPLs (Dense Aqueous Phase Liquids) dans l'environnement de la décharge industrielle de Bonfol (Canton du Jura, Suisse), 62 p.

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Meeting Presentations

  1. Bill, M., Conrad, M. E., Yang, L., Beller, H.R., Brodie, E.L., 2010, Monitoring electron donor metabolism under variable electron acceptor conditions using 13C-labeled lactate, presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 13-17, 2010 San Francisco, California, Abstract H23E-1270.
  2. Christensen, J. N., Conrad, M. E., Bill, M., Denham, M., Wan, J., Rakshit, S., Stringfellow, W. T., Spycher N., 2010, Isotopic Systematics (U, nitrate and Sr) of the F-Area Acidic Contamination Plume at the Savannah River Site: Clues to Contaminant History and Mobility, presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 13-17, 2010 San Francisco, California, Abstract H23D-1229.
  3. Conrad, M.E, Bill, M., Yang L., Han, R., Beller H.R., 2010, Variable isotope fractionation during microbial metabolism of lactate, in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2010, June 13-18, 2010 Knoxville, Tennesse. v. 74, (12), Abstract A 187.
  4. Bill M., Conrad, M. E., Sorenson, K., Wymore, R., Lamar, M., Chamberlain, S., Trotsky, J., 2009, Stable carbon isotope monitoring of in situ bioaugmentation for enhanced reductive dechlorination of halogenated hydrocarbons, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2009 Fall Meeting Suppl., December 14-18, 2009 San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 90(52), Abstract H13B-0950.
  5. Conrad, M.E, Brodie, E.L., Radtke, C.W., Bill M., Delwiche M.E., Lee, M.H., Swift, D.L., Colwell, F.S., 2009, Isotopic evidence for TCE co-metabolism stimulated by electron donor addition to groundwater, in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2009, June 21 - 26 in Davos, Switzerland. v. 73(13), Abstract A 241.
  6. Bill, M. and O’Dogherty, L., 2008, Change of a Paleoecosystem Reef Associated with Variations in the Carbon Cycle, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2008 Fall Meeting Suppl., December 15-19, 2008 San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 89(53), Abstract PP33B-1536.
  7. O'Dogherty, L., Bill, M., Sandoval, J., Aguado, R., 2008, Variation of carbon isotopic composition of seawater DIC in Western Tethys for the Middle Jurassic, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2008 Fall Meeting Suppl., December 15-19, 2008 San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 89(53), Abstract PP41D-1490.
  8. Wu, C. H., Chou, J., Fujita, Y., Bill, M., Brodie, E. L., Andersen, G L., Hazen, T C, Conrad, M S. 2007, Microbial Populations Associated with Phosphate-Mediated Vadose Zone Sequestration of Strontium and Uranium, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2007 Fall Meeting December 10-14, 2007, San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 88-52, Abstract B11C-0617.
  9. Conrad M. E., Brodie E. L., Bill M., Colwell F. S., 2007, Combined isotopic and molecular evidence for development of highly heterogeneous zones of microbial activity in a groundwater undergoing enhanced bioremediation, in Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, October 2007, Denver, USA, v. 39-6, p. 346.
  10. Sandoval, J, Bartolini, A., Bill, M., O`Dogherty, L., 2004, Carbon isotope stratigraphy and ammonite faunal turnover for the Middle Jurassic in the South Iberian Margin, in 24rd IAS Meeting, Vol. Abst. Coimbra, Portugal, p. 240.
  11. O’Dogherty, L., Bill, M., Goričan, Š., Dumitrica, P., Masson, H., 2003, Mid-Jurassic radiolarians from ophiolitic mélange dating the oldest oceanic crust of the Western Tethys (Gets nappe, Swiss-French Alps), in Abstracts and Programme, 7-13 September 2003, InterRad – International Association of Radiolarian Paleontologists 10th InterRad Meeting Lausanne, Switzerland, p. 92.
  12. Bill, M., Goldstein, A. H., 2002, Stable carbon isotopes of background Atmospheric Methyl bromide, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2002 Fall Meeting December 10-14, 2002, San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 83, p. F-119.
  13. Bill, M., Goldstein, A. H., 2002, Potential for stratospheric ozone depletion during Carboniferous, in European Geophysical Society XXVII General Assembly, April 2002, Nice, France, v. 4, p. EGS02-A02556.
  14. Miller, L.G., Baesman, S.M., Oremland, R.S., Bill, M., Goldstein, A. H., 2001, Carbon isotope fractionation effects during degradation of methyl halides in agricultural soils, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2001 Fall Meeting December 10-14, 2001, San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 82, p. 159-160.
  15. Bill, M., Miller, L.G., Rhew, R. C., Goldstein, A. H., 2001, Budget of methyl bromide in the atmosphere: isotopic constraints, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2001 Fall Meeting December 10-14, 2001, San Francisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., USA, v. 82, p. 159.
  16. Bill, M., Miller, L.G., Rhew, R. C., Goldstein, A. H., 2001, Stable isotopes as a tracer of methyl bromide sources, 8th Europen symposium on the physico-chemical behaviour of atmospheric pollutants, 17-20 September 2001, Torino (Italy), p. MO7.
  17. Miller, L.G., Baesman, S.M., Oremland, R.S., Bill, M., Goldstein, A. H., 2001, Use of Stable Carbon Isotopes and 14C-Labeled Tracers to Study Degradation of Methyl Halides by Soil Bacteria, 15th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, 11-15 September, 2001, Wroclaw, Poland, p. 23.
  18. Bill, M., Rhew, R. C., Millet, D. B., Weiss, R. F., Goldstein, A. H., 2000, Stable carbon isotope ratios of methyl bromide emitted from coastal salt marshes, in Spilhaus A. F. ed., 2000 Fall Meeting December 15-19, 2000, San Fransisco, California. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union,  Washington D.C., USA, v. 81, p. 279.
  19. Barth, J.A.C., Kalin, R.M., Clarke, D., Larkin, M., Schüth, C., Bill, M., Slater G., Sherwood Lollar B., 2000, Changes of the carbon isotopic composition of trichloroethylene during aerobic biodegradation: a new tool to estimate removal efficiencies. Proceedings of the international conference on groundwater research, Groundwater 2000, June 6-8, Copenhagen, A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 229-230.
  20. Barth, J., Slater, G., Schueth, C., Bill, M., Downey, A., Sherwood Lollar, B., Kalin, R. M., 2000, Carbon stable isotope effects as a tool to monitor dechlorination of trichloroethylene (TCE). Goldschmidt 2000 September 3rd-8th, 2000, Oxford, UK, Cambridge Publications, v. 5(2), p. 197.
  21. Barth, J. A. C., Slater, G., Schueth, C., Bill, M., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Kalin, R. M., 2000, Stable carbon isotope fractionation as an indicator during bacterial degradation of organic contaminants using trichloroethene as an example. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 25-29 April 2000, Nice, European Geophysical society, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, v. 2, p. 304.
  22. Barth J. A. C., Slater, G., Schüth, C., Bill, M., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Kalin, R. M., Clarke, D., Larkin, M., 2000, Stable Carbon isotope fractionation as an indicator during bacterial degradation of organic contaminants using Trichloroethene as an example, Environ2000, 10th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Jordanstown, Environmental sciences association of Ireland, p 40.
  23. Schüth, C., Barth, J. A. C., Bill, M., Kalin, R.M., 2000, Carbon isotope fractionation during abiotic reductive sehalogenation of trichloroethene – a new tool to estimate reaction progress, Geophysical Research Abstracts, European Geophysical society, 25-29 April 2000, Nice, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, v. 2, p. 331.
  24. Bill, M., Kramers, J.D., Masson, H., Hunziker, J.C., 1998, O, C and Sr isotope data from the Prealpes Medianes Rigides nappe, Swiss Alps: evidence of inverted metamorphism by hydrothermal flow along a thrust zone. IV Isotopes Workshop. European Society for Isotope Research, Portoroz, Slovenia. RMZ - Materials and Geoenvironment, v. 45, p. 222-223.
  25. Bill, M., Masson, H. Nägler T.F., O’Dogherty, L., 1998, Opening of the Tethys Ocean in the Western Alps: New data from Geochemistry, Biochronology, Sedimentology and Structural Geology in the Prealps. Geological dynamics of alpine type mountain belts ancient and modern. Terra Nostra v. 98, p. 3
  26. Bill, M., Baumgartner, P.O., Hunziker, J.C., Sharp, Z.D., 1994, Carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Liesberg Beds Member (Oxfordian, Swiss Jura). Eighth International Conference on Geochronology, Cosmochronology, and Isotope Geology, Berkeley, California, USA. Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology, Cosmochronology, and Isotope Geology p. 30.
  27. Bill, M., Baumgartner, P.O., 1994, Fossil community successions, sedimentology and paleoenvironment of Liesberg Beds Member (Oxfordian, Swiss Jura). Second meeting of Swiss sedimentologists, Fribourg, Switzerland. Swiss Sed. Meeting p. 8.
  28. Bill, M., Baumgartner, P.O., Hunziker, J.C. and Sharp, Z.D., 1994, Carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Liesberg Beds Member (Oxfordian, Swiss Jura). Second meeting of Swiss sedimentologists, Fribourg, Switzerland. Swiss Sed. Meeting p. 9.

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