University of Calgary

Cynthia McClain

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research Areas & Interests

groundwater, water quality, environmental monitoring

Current Projects

"Occurrence, origin and fate of aqueous contaminants in Alberta groundwater" Alberta Innovates - Water Innovation Program 2020-2023

Recent Publications

McClain CN, Fendorf S, Johnson S, Menendez A, Maher K (2019) Lithologic and redox controls on hexavalent chromium in vadose zone sediments of California’s Central Valley Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 265, 478-494. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.07.044.

Kerr J, Zettel J, McClain CN, Kruk M (2018) Monitoring heavy metal concentrations in turbid rivers: Can fixed frequency sampling regimes accurately determine criteria exceedance frequencies, distribution statistics and temporal trends? Ecological Indicators, 93, 447-457. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.05.028. 

Hausladen D, Alexander-Ozinskis A, McClain CN, Fendorf S (2018) Hexavalent chromium sources and distribution in California groundwater, Environmental Science & Technology, 52, 8242-8251. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06627.

McClain CN, Fendorf S, Webb S, Maher K (2017) Quantifying Cr(VI) production and export from serpentine soil of the California Coast Range, Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 141-149. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b03484. 

McClain CN, Maher K (2016) Chromium fluxes and speciation in ultramafic catchments and global rivers, Chemical Geology, 426, 135-157. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.01.021. 

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