Roger Beckie


Department Head

EOS-South 261
(604) 822-6462
  • The physical, geochemical and biological processes and conditions in the hyporheic zone of the lower Fraser River, Vancouver.
  • Arsenic in the Bengal Basin.
  • Neutral - pH drainage from mine waste rock at the Antamina Mine in Peru.
  • Scale up for models of reactive transport in porous media.
  • Characterization strategies in integrated surface-water groundwater systems.

B.A.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Princeton)., P.Eng.

Research Staff

Research Scientist

Graduate Students

PhD Geological Sciences
PhD Geological Sciences
PhD Geological Engineering
PhD Geological Sciences
PhD Geological Sciences
MSc Geological Sciences

Skierszkan, E. K., K. U. Mayer, D. Weis, J. Roberston, and R. D. Beckie. “Molybdenum Stable Isotope Fractionation during the Precipitation of Powellite (CaMoO4) and Wulfenite (PbMoO4).” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 244 (January 1, 2019): 383–402.

Vriens, Bas, Holly Peterson, Laura Laurenzi, Leslie Smith, Celedonio Aranda, K. Ulrich Mayer, and Roger D. Beckie. “Long-Term Monitoring of Waste-Rock Weathering at the Antamina Mine, Peru.” Chemosphere 215 (January 1, 2019): 858–69.

Blackmore, S., D. Pedretti, K. U. Mayer, L. Smith, and R. D. Beckie. “Evaluation of Single- and Dual-Porosity Models for Reproducing the Release of External and Internal Tracers from Heterogeneous Waste-Rock Piles.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 214 (July 1, 2018): 65–74.

Vriens, Bas, Mélanie St Arnault, Laura Laurenzi, Leslie Smith, K. Ulrich Mayer, and Roger D. Beckie. “Localized Sulfide Oxidation Limited by Oxygen Supply in a Full-Scale Waste-Rock Pile.” Vadose Zone Journal 17, no. 1 (November 1, 2018).

Blackmore, Sharon, Bas Vriens, Melanie Sorensen, Ian M. Power, Leslie Smith, Steven J. Hallam, K. Ulrich Mayer, and Roger D. Beckie. “Microbial and Geochemical Controls on Waste Rock Weathering and Drainage Quality.” Science of The Total Environment 640–641 (November 1, 2018): 1004–14.

Beckie, R.D., “Fundamental Hydrologic Equations”,  Encyclopedia of Hydrologic Sciences, Malcolm Anderson Ed., Wiley, Bristol, UK,. 20 pages  2018

Skierszkan, E. K., J. S. Stockwell, J. W. Dockrey, D. Weis, R. D. Beckie, and K. U. Mayer. “Molybdenum (Mo) Stable Isotopic Variations as Indicators of Mo Attenuation in Mine Waste-Rock Drainage.” Applied Geochemistry 87, no. Supplement C (December 1, 2017): 71–83.

Desbarats, A. J., T. Pal, P. K. Mukherjee, and R. D. Beckie. “Geochemical Evolution of Groundwater Flowing Through Arsenic Source Sediments in an Aquifer System of West Bengal, India.” Water Resources Research 53, no. 11 (November 1, 2017): 8715–35.

Pedretti, Daniele, K. Ulrich Mayer, and Roger D. Beckie. “Stochastic Multicomponent Reactive Transport Analysis of Low Quality Drainage Release from Waste Rock Piles: Controls of the Spatial Distribution of Acid Generating and Neutralizing Minerals.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 201 (June 2017): 30–38.

Pedretti, Daniele, and Roger D. Beckie. “Stochastic Evaluation of Simple Pairing Approaches to Reconstruct Incomplete Rainfall Time Series.” Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30, no. 7 (October 7, 2016): 1933–46.

Skierszkan, E. K., K. U. Mayer, D. Weis, and R. D. Beckie. “Molybdenum and Zinc Stable Isotope Variation in Mining Waste Rock Drainage and Waste Rock at the Antamina Mine, Peru.” Science of The Total Environment 550 (April 15, 2016): 103–13.

Lorca, Maria E., K. Ulrich Mayer, Daniele Pedretti, Leslie Smith, and Roger D. Beckie. “Spatial and Temporal Fluctuations of Pore-Gas Composition in Sulfidic Mine Waste Rock.” Vadose Zone Journal 15, no. 10 (October 1, 2016).

Pedretti, Daniele, Arnault Lassin, and Roger D. Beckie. “Analysis of the Potential Impact of Capillarity on Long-Term Geochemical Processes in Sulphidic Waste-Rock Dumps.” Applied Geochemistry, A Special Issue to Honor the Geochemical Contributions of D. Kirk Nordstrom, 62 (November 2015): 75–83.

Hassan, Marwan A., Daniele Tonina, Roger D. Beckie, and Matthew Kinnear. “The Effects of Discharge and Slope on Hyporheic Flow in Step-Pool Morphologies.” Hydrological Processes 29, no. 3 (January 30, 2015): 419–33.

Bianchin, M., L. Smith, and R. Beckie. “Freeze Shoe Sampler for the Collection of Hyporheic Zone Sediments and Porewater.” Groundwater 53, no. 2 (March 1, 2015): 328–34.

Dockrey, John W., Matthew B. J. Lindsay, K. Ulrich Mayer, Roger D. Beckie, Kelsey L. I. Norlund, Lesley A. Warren, and Gordon Southam. “Acidic Microenvironments in Waste Rock Characterized by Neutral Drainage: Bacteria–Mineral Interactions at Sulfide Surfaces.” Minerals 4, no. 1 (March 21, 2014): 170–90.

Desbarats, A. J., C. E. M. Koenig, T. Pal, P. K. Mukherjee, and R. D. Beckie. “Groundwater Flow Dynamics and Arsenic Source Characterization in an Aquifer System of West Bengal, India.” Water Resources Research 50, no. 6 (June 1, 2014): 4974–5002.

Blackmore, Sharon, Leslie Smith, K. Ulrich Mayer, and Roger D. Beckie. “Comparison of Unsaturated Flow and Solute Transport through Waste Rock at Two Experimental Scales Using Temporal Moments and Numerical Modeling.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 171 (December 15, 2014): 49–65.

Herrera, Paulo A., and Roger D. Beckie. “An Assessment of Particle Methods for Approximating Anisotropic Dispersion.” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 71, no. 5 (2013): 634–651.

Conlan, Michael J. W., K. Ulrich Mayer, Randy Blaskovich, and Roger D. Beckie. “Solubility Controls for Molybdenum in Neutral Rock Drainage.” Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis 12, no. 1 (February 1, 2012): 21–32.

Chen, Yaming, Leslie Smith, and Roger Beckie. “Modeling of Strategies for Performance Monitoring of Groundwater Contamination at Sites Underlain by Fractured Bedrock.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 134–135 (June 2012): 37–53.

Beckie, R. D. “Groundwater.” In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Elsevier, 2013.