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Past members

Grad Students/Postdoctoral Research Associates

 Joy Pierzynski, Ph.D. Fall 2016

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Dissertation title: The effects of P fertilizer addition on P transformations on high-P fixing and grassland soils 

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Pavithra Pitumpe Arachchige, Ph.D. Summer 2016

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  Postdoctoral fellow
  Kansas State University

 

 

Dissertation title: Understanding of coupled physicochemical and mineralogical mechanisms controlling soil carbon storage and preservation 

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Dorothy Menefee, M.S. Spring 2016

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  Ph.D. student
  (Texas A&M)
  

 

 

 

 

Thesis title: Anthropogenic influences on soil microbial properties

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Ranju Karna, Ph.D. summer 2014

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     Post doctoral researcher
     (NRMRL-USEPA, Cincinnati, OH)
     Email: karna.ranju@epa.gov

 

 

 

 

Dissertation title:  Mechanistic understanding of biogeochemical transformation of trace elements in contaminated minewaste materials under reduced condition 

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Chammi Attanayake, Ph.D. spring 2014

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   Senior lecturer
   (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
   Email: chammiattanayake@gmail.com

   

 

 

 

Dissertation title: Bioavailability of contaminants in urban soils

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Phillip Defoe, Ph.D. spring 2014

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  Adjunct professor (Env. science)
   Exp. lab tutor (chemistry)
  (Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
   Email: phillipdefoe@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Dissertation title: Urban brownfields to gardens : minimizing human exposure to lead and arsenic

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Vindhya Gudichuttu, M.S. fall 2013

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Thesis title: Phytostabilization of multi-metal contaminated mine waste materials: long-term monitoring of influence of soil amendments on soil properties, plants, and biota and the avoidance response of earthworms

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Raju Khatiwada, M.S. fall 2011

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  Biological Scientist,
 Everglades Research & Education Center,
  University of Florida
  Email: khatiwada.r@ufl.edu

 

 

 

Thesis title: Speciation of phosphorus in reduced tillage systems: placement and source effect

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Janelle Price, Graduate Research Assistant                   (2010 Aug- 2012 Dec)

Project : Trace Metal Uptake and Distribution Among Vegetable Varieties

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Ravinder Pannu, Graduate Research Assistant               (2008 Aug- 2009 Aug)

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Project: Understanding Biogeochemical Transformations of Trace Elements in Multi Metal-Rich Geomaterials Under Stimulated Redox Conditions

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Monica Paloma, Postdoctoral Research Associate       (May-August, 2008)

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 Lab Assistants

 

 Caleb Gravesen

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Pushpika Munaweera

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Kasun Dissanayake

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Shreedhara Bajracharya

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 Shelby Arnold

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CarolynFox

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Rojee Chipalu Pradhan

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Prabha Bajracharya

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Amy Vu

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