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Sparks, D.L. 2015. Editor, Advances in Agronomy. Vol. 129, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
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Sparks, D.L. 2014. Editor, Advances in Agronomy. Vol. 130, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
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Sparks, D.L. 2014. Editor, Advances in Agronomy. Vol. 131, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
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Sparks, D.L. 2014. Editor, Advances in Agronomy. Vol. 132, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
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Refereed Publications
Abdala, D.B., P. A. Northrup, Y. Arai and D. L. Sparks. 2015. Surface loading effects on orthophosphate surface complexation at the goethite/water interface as examined by extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. . Colloid Interface. 437: 297–303.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.09.057
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Abdala, D.B., , P.A. Northrup, F.C. Vicentin, and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Residence time and pH effects on the bonding configuration of orthophosphate surface complexes at the goethite/water interface as examined by Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. J. Colloid Inter. Sci. 442: 15–2.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.11.048
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Abdala, D.B.,I.R. da Silva, L. Vergutz and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Long-term manure application effects on phosphorus speciation, kinetics and distribution in highly weathered agricultural soils. Chemosphere 119: 504-514.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.07.029

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Amundson, R., A. A. Berhe, J. Hopmans, C. Olson, A. E. Sztein, D. L. Sparks. 2015. Soil and human security in the 21st century. Science 348, 1261071.
DOI: 10.1126/science.1261071

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Chen, C. and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Multi-elemental scanning transmission X-ray microscopy–near edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy assessment of organo–mineral associations in soils from reduced environments. Environmental Chemistry 12(1):64-73.
DOI: 10.1071/EN14042
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Joshi, S., R. Kukkadapu,D. Burdige, M. Bowden,D. Sparks, and D. Jaisi. 2015. Organic matter remineralization predominates phosphorus cycling in the mid-bay sediments in the Chesapeake Bay. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (10): 5887–5896.
DOI:10.1021/es5059617

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Li, W., S. R. Joshi, G. Hou, D. J. Burdige , D. L. Sparks, and D. P.
Jaisi. 2015. Characterizing phosphorus speciation of Chesapeake Bay sediments using chemical extraction, 31P NMR, and X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (1): 203–211.
DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.06.079
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Li, T.Q., Q. Tao, M.J.I. Shohag, MJI, X.E. Yang, D.L. Sparks and Y.C. Liang. 2015. Root cell wall polysaccharides are involved in cadmium hyperaccumulation in Sedum alfredii. Plant Soil 389:387-399.
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-014-2367-3
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Lopes, G., E. T. S. Costa, E. S. Penido, D. L. Sparks and L. R. G. Guilherme. 2015. Binding intensity and metal partitioning in soils affected by mining and smelting activities in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Environ Sci. Pollut. Res. (In Press)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-4613-5
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Tang, W., D. B. Chase, D. L. Sparks, and J. F. Rabolt. 2015. Selective and Quantitative Detection of Trace Amounts of Mercury(II) Ion (Hg2+) and Copper(II) Ion (Cu2+) Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS). Applied Spectroscopy 69 (7):843-849.
DOI:10.1366/14-07815

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Wu, Y., W. Li, and D. L. Sparks. 2015. The effects of iron(II) on the kinetics of arsenic oxidation and sorption on manganese oxides. JCIS (In press).
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.07.022

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Invited Presentations
Sparks, D.L. 2015. Kinetics and mechanisms of geochemical processes: It's about interfaces and scale. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.

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Chen, C. and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Properties and reactivity of Fe-organic matter associations. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Chen, C., J. Wang, J. Dynes andD.L. Sparks. 2015. Organo-mineral associations in agricultural soils: insights from multi-elemental STXM-NEXAFS analysis. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Feng, X., X. Wang, W. Li, M. Zhu, F. Liu and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Crystallite size effects on the structure and physicochemical properties of ferrihydrite. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Fischel, J. and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Fate, transport, and cycling of hexavalent chromium in the soil environment. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Fischel, M. and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Impact of sea level rise on arsenic and chromium sorption in Phragmites Australis root plaques. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Jaisi D., S. Joshi, R. Kukkadapu and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Scaling up molecular reactions to ecosystem processes: Organic matter degradation controlled phosphorus cycling in the Chesapeake Bay. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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LeMonte, J., R. Tappero and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Potential impacts of sea level rise on arsenic mobility and cycling. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Li, W., M. Siebecker and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Tackling rapid reaction kinetics at the mineral- water interface using quick-scanning X-ray absorption spectroscopy. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Wang, Y., T. Fan, D. Zhou, W. Li, M. Zhu and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Macroscopic and microscopic investigation of adsorption and precipitation of Zn on γ-alumina as affected by As. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Yang, J., J. Liu, J. Wang and D.L. Sparks. 2015. Copper sequestration by black carbon in contaminated soil using STXM-C K-edge and Cu L- edge XANES spectroscopy. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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Yang, J., D.L. Sparks, N. Bolan, R. Cornelia and W. Pan.. 2015. Ternary complexation of dissolved organic matter in kaolinite-Fe(III)-organic acid systems: An EXAFS spectroscopic study. 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, March 22-26.
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