Toti Larson
Research Scientist Associate IV

Department of Geological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C1100
Austin, TX 78712
Email: totilarson@jsg.utexas.edu
Telephone: 512-838-3230



Research Interests

CO2 sequestration and Fugitive gas detection/monitoring
Transport behavior of subsurface gases, two-phase flow systems
Integrating laboratory experiments with models and field studies
Developing stable isotope and noble gas tracers for reservoir characterization/monitoring.


2003, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Earth and Planetary Sciences
1999, M.S., University of New Hampshire, Department of Earth Sciences
1993, B.A., Albion College, Geological Science

Professional History

2012-current, Research Scientist/Associate. Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
2005-2012, Technical Staff Member, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
2003-2005, Post doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
1995-1996, Geologist, Kennecott Mining Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
1994, Geologist, Bureau of Land Management, Salt lake City, Utah

Selected Publications

Lu, J., Larson, T.E., Smyth, R.C. (in press) Carbon isotope effects of methane transport through Anahuac Shale —a core gas study. Journal of Geochemical Exploration

Cassel, E.J., Breecker, D.O., Henry, C.D., Larson, T.E., Stockli, D.F., (in press) Profile of a paleo-orogen: High topography across the present-day Basin and Range from 40–23 million years ago. Geology.

Newell, D.L., Larson, T.E., Perkins, G., Pugh, J.D., Stewart, B.W., Capo, R.C., Trautz, R.C. (2014) Tracing CO2 leakage into groundwater using carbon and strontium isotopes during a controlled CO2 release field test. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 29, 200-208

Eiler, J.M., Bergquist,B., Bourg, I., Cartigny, P., Farquhar, J., Gagnon, A., Guo, W., Halevy, I. Hofmann, A., Larson, T.E., Levin, N., Schauble, E.A., Stolper, D. (2014) Frontiers of Stable Isotope Geoscience. Chemical Geology, 372, 119-143.

Larson, T.E., Breecker, D. (2014) Adsorption isotope effects for carbon dioxide from illite- and quartz-packed column experiments. Chemical Geology. 370, 58-68.

Barnes, J.D., Prather, T.J., Cisneros, M., Befus, K., Gardner, J.E., Larson, T.E. (2014) Stable chlorine isotope behavior during volcanic degassing of H2O and CO2 at Mono Craters, CA

Yang, C., Mickler, P., Reedy, R., Scanlon, B., Romanak, K., Nicot, J.P., Hovorka, S., Trevino, R., Larson, T. (2013) Single-well push–pull test for assessing potential impacts of CO2 leakage on groundwater quality in a shallow Gulf Coast aquifer in Cranfield, Mississippi, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. V. 18 p.375-387.

Fair, J.M., Ryder, T.B., Loiselle, B.A., Blake, J.G., Larson, T.E., Davis, P., Syme, J., Perkins, G., Heikoop, J.M. (2013) Estimates of dietary overlap for six species of Amazonian manakin birds using stable isotopes. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies. V. 49, p.420-435.

Wei, Q., Yang, D. Larson, T.E., Kinnibrugh, T.L., Zou, R., Henson, N.J., Timofeeva, T., Xu, H., Zhao, Y., Mattes, B.R. (2012) Kinetic hysteresis in gas adsorption behavior for a rigid MOF arising from zig-zag channel structures. Journal of materials Chemistry, 22, 10166-10171

Ding, Z., Sanchez, T., Labouriau, A., Iyer, S., Larson, T., Currier, R., Zhao, Y., Yang, D. (2010) Characterization of reaction intermediate aggregates in aniline oxidative polymerization at low proton concentration. J. Physical Chemistry B, v.114, p.10337-10346.

Zou, R., Zhong, R., Songbai, H., Xu, H., Burrell, A., Henson, N., Cape, J., Hickmott, D., Timofeeva, T., Larson, T., Zhao, Y. (2010) A porous metal-organic replica of a-PbO2 for capture of nerve agent surrogate. Journal of American Chemical Society v.132, p 17996-17999.

Cisneros-Dozal, L.M., Heikoop, J.M., Fessenden, J., Anderson, S.R., Meyers, P.A., Allen, C.D., Hess, M., Larson, T., Perkins, G., Rearick, M. (2010) A 15,000-yr Record of Climate Change in Northern New Mexico, USA, inferred from isotopic and elemental contents of bog sediments. Journal of Quaternary Science. V.25, p.1001-1007

Ding, Z., Sanchez, T., Labouriau, A., Iyer, S., Larson, T.E., Currier, R., Zhao, Y., Yang, D. (2010) Characterization of reaction intermediate aggregates in aniline oxidative polymerization at low proton concentration, 114, 10337-10346

Larson, T.E., Zou, R. (2010) Chemical Safety: Dimethyl Sulfoxide Overpressurization Hazard. Chemical and Engineering News, 88, 4-6.

Zou, R., Abdel-fattah, A.I., Xu, Hongwu, Burrell, A.K., Larson, T.E., McCleskey, T.M., Wei, Q., Janicke, M.T. (2009) Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Alkali-Bridged Two-Fold Interpenetration: Synthesis, Gas Adsorption, and Fluorescence Properties. Crystal Growth and Design. v.10, p.1301-1306.

Russell, S.D., Longstaffe, F.J., King, P.L., Larson, T.E. (2010) The oxygen-isotope composition of chondrules and isolated forsterite and olivine grains from the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 2484-2499

Larson, T.E., Heikoop, J.M., Perkins,G. Chipera, S., Hess, M. (2008) Pretreatment technique for siderite removal from organic samples for carbon isotope and C:N analysis in geological samples. Rapid Comm. in Mass Spectrometry, v.22, p.865-872.

Russell, S.D., Longstaffe, F.J., King, P.L., Larson, T.E. (2008) Whole-rock, clay mineral, and olivine oxygen and hydrogen isotope compositions of the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Larson, T.E., Longstaffe (2007) Deciphering seasonal variations in the diet and drinking water of modern White-tailed deer by in situ analysis of osteons in cortical bone. JGR-Biogeo., v.112.

Larson, T.E.; Sharp, ZD (2005) Interpreting prograde-growth histories of Al2SiO5 triple-point rocks using oxygen-isotope thermometry: an example from the Truchas Mountains, USA, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v.23, p.847-863.

Irving, A.J., Bunch, Rumble, D. III, Larson, T.E., (2005) Metachondrites: Recrystallized and/or Residual Mantle Rocks from Multiple, Large Chondritic Parent Bodies. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 40, 5218

Bunch, T.E., Irving, A.J., Larson, T.E., Longstaffe,F.J., Rumble, D. III, Wittke, J.H. (2005) Primitive" and igneous achondrites related to the large and differentiated CR parent body. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, 2308.

Larson, T.E.; Sharp, ZD (2003) Stable isotope constraints on the Al2SiO5 'triple-point'rocks from the Proterozoic Priest pluton contact aureole, New Mexico, USA. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21, 785-798.

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