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Astrid Jacobson

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Plants, Soils, and Climate

Soil Chemistry/Biogeochemistry

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Environmental Soil Chemistry, (Biogeophysics and Soil & Water Engineering), Cornell University, 2002
Properties of Thallium and Silver Sorption in Terrestrial Environments and Acanthite (beta-silver sulfide) Solubility in Aqueous Environments
MS, Soil Science, (Soil Chemistry), University of California, 1997
The Biphasic Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage from the Leviathan Mine in Alpine County, California
BS, Chemistry, (Environmental Toxicology), University of California, 1986



Teaching Interests

Soil Chemistry; Soils and Civilizations

Research Interests

the fate and transport of non-essential trace elements and xenobiotics; spatial distribution of soil contaminants or nutrients at the microscale; the composition and interactions of soil organic carbon with mineral surfaces


Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: AGRS 338
DialPhone: 435-797-2184
SendEmail: astrid.jacobson@usu.edu

Awards

Certificate of Recognition, 2013

Jim Bridger Detachment Army ROTC

Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, 2010

Soil Science of America Journal

  • French, R., Jacobson, A., Kim, B., Penn, L., Isley, S., Baveye, P., (2008). Influence of Ionic Strength, pH, and Cation Valence on Aggregation Kinetics of TiO2 Nanoparticles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta *
  • Jacobson, A., Dousset, S., Baveye, P., Andreux, F., (2006). Spatial Microheterogeneity of Copper in Contaminated Soils. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society *

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Dousset, S., Landry, D., Jacobson, A., Baveye, P., Andreux, F., (2007). Influence of Grass Cover on the Leaching of Herbicides in Burgundy Vineyards. Progress in Environmental Research *
  • Jacobson, A., Bladon, R., Baveye, P., (2004). Exposure Assessment: Analysis of Routes of Human Contact to Chemical Contaminants. Environmentally-Acceptable Pollution and Reclamation Endpoints *

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Publications - Fact Sheets

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    Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Jones, C., Grossl, P.R, Amacher, M.C, Boettinger, J.L, Jacobson, A.R, Lawly, J.R, (2017). Selenium and Salt Mobilization in a Wetland and Arid Upland Soils of Pariette Draw, Utah (USA). . Geoderma, 305, 363-373. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.06.028
      • Meng, X., Jacobson, A., Sorensen, D.L, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, (2017). Mineralogy and geochemistry affecting arsenic solubility in sediment profiles from the shallow basin-fill aquifer of Cache Valley Basin, Utah. Applied Geochemistry, 77, 126-141. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.12.011
      • Wright, M., Adams, J., Yang, K., McManus, P., Jacobson, A., Gade, A., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2016). A root-colonizing pseudomonad lessens stress responses in wheat imposed by CuO nanoparticles. PLOS ONE, 11:10, e0164935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164635
      • Meng, X., Dupont, R.R, Sorensen, D.L, Jacobson, A., McLean, J.E, (2016). Arsenic solubilization and redistribution under anoxic conditions in three aquifer sediments from a basin-fill aquifer in Northern Utah: role of organic carbon and carbonate minerals. Applied Geochemistry, 66:250-263, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.01.004
      • Gade, A., Adams, J., Britt, D.W, Shen, F., McLean, J.E, Jacobson, A., Kim, Y., Anderson, A.J, (2016). Ag nanoparticles generated using bio-reduction and -coating cause microbial killing without cell lysis. Biometals, 29, 211-223. doi: 10.1007/s10534-015-9906-0
      • Watson, J., Fang, T., Dimkpa, C.O, Britt, D.W, McLean, J.E, Jacobson, A., Anderson, A.J, (2015). The phytotoxicity of ZnO nanoparticles on wheat varies with soil properties. Biometals, 28, 101-112. doi: 10.1007/s10534-014-9806-8
      • Olsen, D.J, Endelman, J.B, Jacobson, A., Reeve, J., (2015). Compost carryover: nitrogen, phosphorus and FT-IR analysis of soil organic matter. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 101, 317-331.
      • Amakor, X.N, Jacobson, A., Cardon, G., Hawks, A., (2014). A Comparison of Salinity Measurement Methods based on Soil Saturated Pastes. Geoderma/Elsevier, 219-220, 32-39.
      • Adams, C., Jacobson, A., Bugbee, B.G, (2013). Ceramic Aggregate Sorption and Desorption Chemistry: Implications for use as a Component of Soilless Media. Journal of Plant Nutritionjust-accepted
      • Amakor, X., Cardon, G., Symanzik, J., Jacobson, A., (2013). A New Electromagnetic Induction Calibration Model for Estimating Salinity in Calcareous Soils.. Soil Science Society of America, 77:3, 792-799.
      • Amakor, X.N, Jacobson, A., Cardon, G., (2013). Improving Estimates of Soil Salinity from Saturation Paste Extracts in Calcareous Soils. Soil Science Society of America, 77:3, 985-1000.
      • Koken, E., Darnault, C.J, Jacobson, A., Powelson, D., Hendrickson, W., Quantification of Cryptosporidium parvum in natural soil matrices and leachates using qPCR. Journal of Microbial Methods, 92, 135-144.
      • Baveye, P.C, Rangel, D., Jacobson, A., Magdeline, L., Darnault, C., Otten, W., Radulovich, R., Camargo, F., (2011). From dust bowl to dust bowl: Soils are still very much a frontier of science. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 75, 2037-2048.
      • Uyusur, B., Darnault, C.J, Snee, P.T, Koken, E., Jacobson, A., Wells, R.R, (2010). Coupled effects of solution chemistry and hydrodynamics on the mobility and transport of quantum dot namomaterials in the vadose zone.. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 118:3-4, 184-198. doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.09.013
      • Wu, C., Jacobson, A., Laba, M., Kim, B., Baveye, P., (2010). Surrogate Calibrations and Diffuse-Reflectance Near-Infrared Sensing of Heavy Metal Content in Soils. Water, Air & Soil Polution, 209:1-4, 377-390. doi: doi.org/10.1007/s11270-009-0206-6
      • Wu, C., Jacobson, A., Laba, M., Baveye, P., (2009). Accounting for Surface Roughness Effects in the Near-Infrared Reflectance Sensing of Soils. Geoderma, 152, 171-180.
      • Wu, C., Jacobson, A., Laba, M., Baveye, P., (2009). Alleviating Moisture Content Effects on the Visible Near-Infrared Diffuse-Reflectance Sensing of Soils. Soil Science, 174, 456-465.
      • Baveye, P., Jacobson, A., (2009). Comment on A Soil Science Renaissance by AE Hartemink and A. McBratney. Geoderma, 151, 126-127.
      • Jacobson, A., Militello, R., Baveye, P., (2009). Development of Computer-Assisted Virtual Field Trips to Support Multidisciplinary Learning. Computers & Education, 52, 571-580.
      • French, R.A, Jacobson, A., Kim, B., Penn, L., Isley, S., Baveye, P., (2009). Influence of Ionic Strength, pH, and Cation Valence on Aggregation Kinetics of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 1354-1359.
      • Baveye, P., Jacobson, A., (2008). Soil Science Education in the Age of Money: Reflections and Concerns for the Near Future. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 187, 4-Jan.
      • Dousset, S., Jacobson, A., Dessogne, J., Guichard, N., Baveye, P., Andreux, F., (2007). Facilitated Transport of Diuron and Glyphosate in High Copper Vineyard Soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 8056-8061.
      • Jacobson, A., Dousset, S., Andreux, F., Baveye, P., (2007). Electron Microprobe and Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence Mapping of the Heterogeneous Distribution of Copper in High-Copper Vineyard Soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 41, 6343-6349.
      • Baveye, P., Jacobson, A., Allaire, S., Tandarich, J., Bryant, R., (2006). Whither Goes Soil Science in the United States and Canada?. Soil Science, 171, 501-518.
      • Jacobson, A., Dousset, S., Guichard, N., Baveye, P., Andreux, F., (2005). Diuron Mobility through Vineyard Soils Contaminated with Copper. Environmental Polution, 138, 250-259.
      • Spagnuolo, M., Jacobson, A., Baveye, P., (2005). Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Analysis of the Distribution of a Hydrophobic Spin Probe in Suspensions of Humic Acids, Hectorite, and Aluminum Hydroxide-Humate-Hectorite Complexes. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24, 2435-2444.
      • Jacobson, A., McBride, M., Baveye, P., Steenhuis, T., (2005). Environmental Factors Determining the Trace-Level Sorption of Silver and Thallium to Soils. Science of the Total Environment, 345, 191-205.
      • Jacobson, A., Martínez, C., Spagnuolo, M., McBride, M., Baveye, P., (2005). Reduction of Silver Solubility by Hurnic Acid and Thiol Ligands during Acanthite (beta-Ag2S) Dissolution. Environmental Pollution, 135, 9-Jan.
      • Jacobson, A., Klitzke, S., McBride, M., Baveye, P., Steenhuis, T., (2005). The Desorption of Silver and Thallium from Soils in the Presence of a Chelating Resin with Thiol Functional Groups. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 160, 41-54.
      • Spagnuolo, M., Martínez, C., Jacobson, A., Baveye, P., McBride, M., Newton, J., (2004). Coprecipitation of Trace Metal Ions During the Synthesis of Hectorite. Applied Clay Science, 27, 129-140.
      • Spagnuolo, M., Baveye, P., Jacobson, A., Pizzigallo, M., Ruggiero, P., (2004). Interactions of Neutral and Cationic Spin Probes with a smectite and a Smectite-Humic Acid Complex. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 13, 1344-1349.
      • Martínez, C., Jacobson, A., McBride, M., (2004). Lead Phosphate Minerals: Solubility and Dissolution by Model and Natural Ligands. Environmental Science & Technology, 38, 5584-5590.
      • Dudal, Y., Jacobson, A., Samson, R., Deschenes, L., (2004). Bioavailability of Pentachlorophenol to Acclimatised Bacteria Under Batch and Flow-Through Conditions. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 63, 460-465.
      • Dudal, Y., Jacobson, A., Samson, R., Deschenes, L., (2004). Modelling the Dynamics of Pentachlorophenol Bioavailability in Column Experiments. Water Research, 38, 3147-3154.
      • Martínez, C., Jacobson, A., McBride, M., (2003). Aging and Temperature Effects on DOC and Elemental Release from a Metal Contaminated Soil. Environmental Polution, 122, 135-143.
      • Dousset, S., Morel, J., Jacobson, A., Biton, G., (2001). Copper Binding Capacity of Root Exudates of Cultivated Plants and Associated Weeds. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 34, 230-234.
      • Darnault, D., Di Carlo, D., Bauters, T., Jacobson, A., Throop, J., Montemagno, C., Parlange, J., Steenhuis, T., (2001). Measurement of Fluid Contents by Light Transmission in Transient Three-Phase Oil-Water-Air Systems in Sand. Water Resources Research, 37, 1859-1868.
      • Martínez, C., Jacobson, A., McBride, M., (2001). Thermally Induced Changes in Metal Solubility of Contaminated Soils is Linked to Mineral Recrystallization and Organic Matter Transformations. Environmental Science & Technology, 35, 908-916.
      • Martínez, C., Sauvé, S., Jacobson, A., McBride, M., (1999). Thermally Induced Release of Adsorbed Pb Upon Aging Ferrihydrite and Soil Oxides. Environmental Science & Technology, 33 (12), 2016-2020.
      • Professional Journal

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

            Other Reports

          • Jones, C., Isanhart, J., Jacobson, A., (2015). Hazard assessment of boron, mercury and selenium in biota from Pariette Wetland Complex, Utah. Utah Division of Water Quality *
          • Burau, R., Jacobson, A., Zasoski, R., Biphasic Neutralization as an Alternative Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage from Leviathan Mine, Alpine County, California. State Water Resources Control Board
          • Burau, R., Jacobson, A., Zasoski, R., Zasoski, R., Walker, W., Bench Scale Studies to Treat Acid Mine Drainage at the Leviathan Mine, Alpine County, California. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

              Magazine/Trade Publication

            • Baveye, P.C, Rangel, D., Jacobson, A., Laba, M., Darnault, C., Otten, W., Radulovich, R., Carmargo, F.A, (2011). From Dust Bowl to Dust Bowl: Soils still a frontier of science. CSA News/ASA-CSA-SSSA *
            • Other

            • Baveye, P., Jacobson, A., Allaire, S., Tandarich, J., Bryant, R., (2007). Response to Comment on "Whither Soil Science in the US and Canada?". Soil Science *
            • Jacobson, A., Baveye, P., (2004). Comment on "Critical Evaluation of Desorption Phenomena of Heavy Metals from Natural Sediments". Environmental Science & Technology
            • Burau, R., McDonald, A., Jacobson, A., May, D., Grattan, S., Shennan, C., Swanton, B., Scherer, D., Abrams, M., Epstein, E., Rendig, V., (1988). Selenium in Tissues of Crops Sampled from the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley, California. Selenium Contents in Animal and Human Food Crops Grown in California *

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Scheduled Teaching

            PSC 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Spring 2017

            PSC 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Spring 2017

            PSC 3100 - Soils and Civilization, Spring 2017

            PSC 6890, 7890 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Graduate Seminar, Spring 2016

            PSC 3100 - Soils and Civilization, Spring 2016

            PSC 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2015

            PSC 6890, 7890 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Graduate Seminar, Fall 2015

            PSC 6890 - PSC Graduate Seminar, Fall 2015

            PSC 7890 - PSC Graduate Seminar, Fall 2015

            PSC 5050,6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Spring 2015

            PSC 3100 - Soils and Civilization, Spring 2015

            PSC 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2014

            PSC 3100 - Soils and Civilization, Spring 2014

            PSC 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2013

            PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2013

            PSC 5050,6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Spring 2013

            PSC 3100 - Soils and Civilization, Spring 2013

            PSC 3100 - Soils and Civilization, Spring 2012

            PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Fall 2011

            PSC 5050 - PRIN ENVIR SOIL CHEM, Spring 2011

            PSC 6050 - PRIN ENVIR SOIL CHEM, Spring 2011

            PSC 7970 - RESEARCH & THESIS, Spring 2011

            PSC 3100 - SOILS & CIVILIZATION (DSC), Spring 2011

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010

            PSC 3100 - Utah State University - Soils and Civilizations, Spring 2010

            Soil 5050 - Utah State University - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Spring 2009

            SOIL 6050 - Utah State University - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry, Spring 2009

            SOIL 3100 - Utah State University - Soils and Civilizations, Spring 2009

            SOIL 3000 - Utah State University - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2008

            CSS 200 - Cornell University - Soils and Civilizations: Sophomore Writing Seminar, Fall 2005

            CSS 200 - Cornell University - Soils and Civilizations: Sophomore Writing Seminar, Fall 2004

            Cornell University - Problem Solving in Environmental and Agroecosystems Science, Fall 2003

            CSS 365 - Cornell University - Environmental Chemistry: Soil, Air and Water, Spring 1999

            SSC 102 - UC Davis - Soil Chemistry, Spring 1996

            SSC 102 - UC Davis - Soil Chemistry, Spring 1995


            Extension

            Can fire-induced soil water-repellency be reversed?, - Ongoing
            Monitoring the spatial distribution Cu and nitrifying bacteria in soil, - Ongoing
            Surfactant-facilitated transport of Cryptosporidium parvum in soil, - Ongoing

            Graduate Students Mentored

            Idowu Atoloye, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2015
            Palak Vasudeva, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2013
            Liujen Wen, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2011
            Colleen Jones, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2010 - August 2014
            Danielle Criddle, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2011 - October 2013