Publications and creative works by faculty in the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, College of Science and Mathematics, are collected here.


Submissions from 2020


China's Urban Agglomerations, Chuanglin Fang and Danlin Yu (2020)


Characterization of Coal Particles in the Soil of a Former Rail Yard and Urban Brownfield: Liberty State Park, Jersey City (NJ), USA, Diane F. Hagmann, Michael A. Kruge, Nina M. Goodey, and Jennifer Adams Krumins (2020)


Environmental Forensics of Complexly Contaminated Sites: A Complimentary Fingerprinting Approach, Michael A. Kruge, Azucena Lara-Gonzalo, and José Luis Gallego (2020)


The Use of Green Pond Conglomerate as Building Stone in Morris County, New Jersey, Gregory A. Pope (2020)

Submissions from 2019


A geomorphic enthalpy method: Description and application to the evolution of fluvial-deltas under sea-level cycles, William Anderson, Jorge Lorenzo Trueba, and Vaughan Voller (2019)

Factors Affecting Willingness to Cultivate Switchgrass: Evidence from a Farmer Survey in Missouri, Pralhad Burli, Pankaj Lal, Bernabas Wolde, Shibu Jose, and Sougata Bardhan (2019)

Re-evaluation of Sulfate Radical Based–Advanced Oxidation Processes (SR-AOPs) for Treatment of Raw Municipal Landfill Leachate, Cuibai Chen, Huan Feng, and Yang Deng (2019)

Influencing Factors and Kinetic Studies of Imidacloprid Degradation by Ozonation, Shi Chen, Jing Deng, Yang Deng, and Naiyun Gao (2019)

Leaching of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from Sewage Sludge-Derived Biochar, Xiaoyang Chen, Lisitai Yang, Satish C.B. Myneni, and Yang Deng (2019)

Mechanism for Retreating Barriers to Autogenically Form Periodic Deposits on Continental Shelves, Daniel J. Ciarletta, Jorge Lorenzo Trueba, and A. D. Ashton (2019)

Reconstructing Coastal Sediment Budgets from Beach- and Foredune-Ridge Morphology: a Coupled Field and Modeling Approach, Daniel J. Ciarletta, Justin L. Shawler, Christopher Tenebruso, Christopher J. Hein, and Jorge Lorenzo Trueba (2019)

Disinfection Byproduct Formation During Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution: a Review of Unintended Effects of Engineering Agents and Materials, Shunke Ding, Yang Deng, Tom Bond, Chao Fang, Zhongqi Cao, and Wenhai Chu (2019)

The Livable Urban Landscape: GIS and Remote Sensing Extracted Land Use Assessment for Urban Livability in Changchun Proper, China, Bo Fu, Danlin Yu, and Yaojun Zhang (2019)


Environmental Forensic Characterization of Former Rail Yard Soils Located Adjacent to the Statue of Liberty in the New York/New Jersey Harbor, Diane Hagmann, Michael A. Kruge, Matthew Chi-Hymn Cheung, Maria Mastalerz, José Luis Gallego, Jay Prakash Singh, Jennifer Krumins, Xiaona N. Li, and Nina M. Goodey (2019)

Effectiveness of Different Approaches to Arsenic Mitigation Over 18 Years in Araihazar, Bangladesh: Implications for National Policy, Nadia B. Jamil, Huan Feng, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Imtiaz Choudhury, Prabhat Barnwal, and Alexander Van Geen (2019)

Miocene Glacial Dynamics Recorded by Variations in Magnetic Properties in the ANDRILL-2A Drill Core, Luigi Jovane, Fabio Florindo, Gary Acton, Christian Ohneiser, Leonardo Sagnotti, Eleonora Strada, Kenneth L. Verosub, Gary S. Wilson, Francesco Iacoviello, Richard H. Levy, and Sandra Passchier (2019)

Mechanism Study of Transport and Distributions of Trace Metals in the Bohai Bay, China, Yuan yi Li, Huan Feng, De kui Yuan, Lei Guo, and Di Mu (2019)

Potential Economic Impacts of Allocating More Land for Bioenergy Biomass Production in Virginia, Thomas O. Ochuodho, Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Pankaj Lal, Domena A. Agyeman, Bernabas Wolde, and Pralhad Burli (2019)

Bioaccumulation and Growth Characteristics of Vallisneria Natans (Lour.) Hara After Chronic Exposure to Metal-Contaminated Sediments, Yu Qian, Changlei Cheng, Ken Drouillard, Qingzhi Zhu, Huan Feng, Shuzhuang He, Yuhong Fang, Shinan Qiao, Marek Kolenčíka, and Xuexiu Chang (2019)

Water Treatment Residual-Coated Wood Mulch for Addressing Urban Stormwater Pollution, Hanieh Soleimanifar, Yang Deng, Kirk Barrett, Huan Feng, Xiaona Li, and Dibyendu Sarkar (2019)

Dynamic Detection of Water Surface Area of Ebinur Lake using Multi-Source Satellite Data (Landsat and Sentinel-1A) and its Responses to Changing Environment, Jingzhe Wang, Jianli Ding, Guannan Li, Jing Liang, Danlin Yu, Tayierjiang Aishan, Fang Zhang, Jinming Yang, Aerzuna Abulimiti, and Jie Liu (2019)

Capability of Sentinel-2 MSI Data for Monitoring and Mapping of Soil Salinity in Dry and Wet Seasons in the Ebinur Lake Region, Xinjiang, China, Jingzhe Wang, Jianli Ding, Danlin Yu, Xuankai Ma, Zipeng Zhang, Xiangyu Ge, Dexiong Teng, Xiaohang Li, Jing Liang, Ivan Lizaga, Xiangyue Chen, Lin Yuan, and Yahui Guo (2019)

Comparative Optimism: Relative Risk Perception and Behavioral Response to Lead Exposure, Bernabas Wolde, Pankaj Lal, Melissa Harclerode, and Alessandra Rossi (2019)

Effects of Short-Term Hydrological Processes on Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Salt Marshes: a Case Study in Yangtze Estuary, China, Fengrun Wu, Chunfu Tong, Huan Feng, Jinghua Gu, and Guoxin Song (2019)

Enhancing Oxidative Capability of Ferrate(VI) for Oxidative Destruction of Phenol in Water Through Intercalation of Ferrate(VI) Into Layered Double Hydroxide, Jianzhong Wu, Yimin Cai, Mingqi Zhang, Jizhi Zhou, Xujie Zhou, Weikang Shu, Jia Zhang, Xin Huang, Guangren Qian, and Yang Deng (2019)

Submissions from 2018

Morphometric Change Detection of Lake Hawassa in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, Yonas Abebe, Menberu Bitew, Tenalem Ayenew, Clement Alo, Assegid Cherinet, and Mulugeta Dadi (2018)

Impacts of Hurricane Storm Surge on Infrastructure Vulnerability for an Evolving Coastal Landscape, Katherine A. Anarde, Sabarethinam Kameshwar, John N. Irza, Jeffrey A. Nittrouer, Jorge Lorenzo Trueba, Jamie E. Padgett, Antonia Sebastian, and Philip B. Bedient (2018)

Financing the Sustainable Management of Rwanda's Protected Areas, Onil Banerjee, Martin Cicowiez, Thomas Ochuodho, Michel Masozera, Bernabas Wolde, Pankaj Lal, Sebastian Dudek, and Janaki R.R. Alavalapati (2018)

Coastal Vulnerability: Evolving Concepts in Understanding Vulnerable People and Places, Anthony Bevacqua, Danlin Yu, and Yaojun Zhang (2018)


Spatio-temporal Variability of Processes across Antarctic Ice-bed–ocean Interfaces, Florence Colloni, Laura De Santis, Christine S. Siddoway, Andrea Bergamasco, Nicholas R. Golledge, Gerrit Lohmann, Sandra Passchier, and Martin J. Siegert (2018)

Emergency Water Treatment with Ferrate(VI) in Response to Natural Disasters, Junkui Cui, Lei Zheng, and Yang Deng (2018)

Towards Determination of the Source and Magnitude of Atmospheric Pco2 Change Across the Early Paleogene Hyperthermals, Ying Cui and Brian A. Schubert (2018)

Ferrate(VI) Decomposition in Water in the Absence and Presence of Natural Organic Matter (NOM), Yang Deng, Chanil Jung, Yongmei Liang, Nina Goodey, and Thomas D. Waite (2018)

Adsorption of UV-Quenching Substances (UVQS) from Landfill Leachate With Activated Carbon, Yang Deng, Chanil Jung, Renzun Zhao, Kevin Torrens, and Laying Wu (2018)

Machine-Learning-Based Quantitative Estimation of Soil Organic Carbon Content by VIS/NIR Spectroscopy, Jianli Ding, Aixia Yang, Jingzhe Wang, Vasit Sagan, and Danlin Yu (2018)

Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter in Mature Leachate During Ammonia Stripping and Two-Stage Aged-Refuse Bioreactor Treatment, Wen Chuan Ding, Xiao Lan Zeng, Xue Bin Hu, Yang Deng, Md Nuralam Hossain, and Liang Chen (2018)

Changes in Tall Shrub Abundance on the North Slope of Alaska, 2000–2010, Rocio R. Duchesne, Mark Chopping, Ken D. Tape, Zhuosen Wang, and Crystal L.B. Schaaf (2018)

China's Urban Pattern, Chuanglin Fang, Danlin Yu, Hanying Mao, Chao Bao, and Jinchuan Huang (2018)

Seasonal Differences in Trace Element Concentrations and Distribution in Spartina Alterniflora Root Tissue, Huan Feng, Yu Qian, J. Kirk Cochran, Qingzhi Zhu, Christina Heilbrun, Li Li, Wen Hu, Hanfei Yan, Xiaojing Huang, Mingyuan Ge, Evgeny Nazareski, Yong S. Chu, Shinjae Yoo, Xuebin Zhang, and Chang Jun Liu (2018)


A Sedimentological Record of Early Miocene Ice Advance and Retreat, AND-2A drill hole, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, B. D. Field, G. H. Browne, Christopher R. Fielding, Fabio Florindo, David M. Harwood, Shelley Judge, Lawrence Krissek, Kurt S. Panter, Sandra Passchier, Stephen Pekar, Sonia Sandroni, and Franco M. Talarico (2018)

The Contribution of Atmospheric Particulate Matter to the Formation of CX3R-Type Disinfection By-Products in Rainwater During Chlorination, Mengtian Hou, Wenhai Chu, Feifei Wang, Yang Deng, Naiyun Gao, and Di Zhang (2018)

Valuing Visitor Access to Forested Areas and Exploring Willingness to Pay for Forest Conservation and Restoration Financethe Case of Small Island Developing State of Mauritius, Pricila Iranah, Pankaj Lal, Bernabas T. Wolde, and Pralhad Burli (2018)


A sub-millennial sediment record of ice-stream retreat and meltwater storage in the Baltic Ice Lake during the Bølling-Allerød interstadial, April Lynn Kelly and Sandra Passchier (2018)


Environmental Forensics Study of Crude Oil and Petroleum Product Spills in Coastal and Oilfield Settings: Combined Insights from Conventional GC-MS, Thermodesorption-GC-MS and Pyrolysis-GC-MS, Michael A. Kruge, José Luis Gallego, Azucena Lara-Gonzalo, and Noemi Esquinas (2018)

Late Holocene oceanographic and climatic variability recorded by the Perseverance Drift, northwestern Weddell Sea, based on benthic foraminifera and diatoms, Anastasua Kynmanidou, Kara J. Vadman, Scott E. Ishman, Amy Leventer, Stefanie A. Brachfeld, Eugene W. Domack, and Julia S. Wellner (2018)


Nitrogen fixation sustained productivity in the wake of the Palaeoproterozoic Great Oxygenation Event, Genming Luo, Christopher K. Junium, Gareth Izon, Shuhei Ono, Nicolas Beukes, Thomas J. Algeo, Ying Cui, Shucheng Xie, and Roger E. Summons (2018)

Coagulation of Colloidal Particles With Ferrate(Vi), Dongyu Lv, Lei Zheng, Huiqin Zhang, and Yang Deng (2018)


Geochemical fingerprints of glacially eroded bedrock from West Antarctica: Detrital thermochronology, radiogenic isotope systematics and trace element geochemistry in Late Holocene glacial-marine sediments, Patric Simões Pereira, Tina van de Flierdt, Sidney R. Hemming, Samantha J. Hammond, Gerhard Kuhn, Stefanie A. Brachfeld, Cathleen Doherty, and Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand (2018)

Insights Into Barrier-Island Stability Derived from Transgressive/Regressive State Changes of Parramore Island, Virginia, Jessica L. Raff, Justin L. Shawler, Daniel J. Ciarletta, Emily A. Hein, Jorge Lorenzo Trueba, and Christopher J. Hein (2018)


Southern Ocean warming and Wilkes Land ice sheet retreat during the mid-Miocene, Francesca Sangiorgi, Peter K. Bijl, Sandra Passchier, Ulrich Salzmann, Stefan Schouten, Robert McKay, Rosemary Cody, Jörg Pross, Tina Van de Flierdt, Steven M. Bohaty, Richard Levy, Trevor Williams, Carlota Escutia, and Henk Brinkhuis (2018)

Developing Robust Arsenic Awareness Prediction Models using Machine Learning Algorithms, Sushant K. Singh, Robert Taylor, Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman, and Biswajeet Pradhan (2018)

Impacts of Climate Change and Bioenergy Markets on the Profitability of Slash Pine Pulpwood Production in the Southeastern United States, Andres Susaeta and Pankaj Lal (2018)


Be-10/Be-9 Ratios Reflect Antarctic Ice Sheet Freshwater Discharge During Pliocene Warming, Rachel D. Valletta, Jane K. Willenbring, Sandra Passchier, and Chiara Elmi (2018)

Lake Surface Water Temperature Change over the Tibetan Plateau from 2001 to 2015A Sensitive Indicator of the Warming Climate, W. Wan, L. Zhao, H. Xie, B. Liu, H. Li, Ying Cui, and Yan Ma (2018)

Invasive-Plant-Removal Frequency-its Impact on Species Spread and Implications for Further Integration of Forest-Management Practices, Bernabas Wolde and Pankaj Lal (2018)

Adapting Extension and Outreach Content to Audiences' Educational Interests, Bernabas Wolde, Pankaj Lal, Pralhad Burli, Pricila Iranah, John Munsell, Jianbang Gan, and Eric Taylor (2018)

Dynamic Jumps in Global Oil Price and its Impacts on China's Bulk Commodities, Chuanguo Zhang, Feng Liu, and Danlin Yu (2018)

The Effect of Global Oil Price Shocks On China's Precious Metals Marketa Comparative Analysis of Gold and Platinum, Chuanguo Zhang, Xueyang Shi, and Danlin Yu (2018)

Global-Ocean Redox Variations Across the Smithian-Spathi: An Boundary Linked to Concurrent Climatic and Biotic Changes, Feifei Zhang, Thomas J. Algeo, Ying Cui, Jun Shen, Huyue Song, Hiroyoshi Sano, Harry D. Rowe, and Ariel D. Anbar (2018)

Congruent Permian-Triassic Δ238u Records At Panthalassic and Tethyan Sites: Confirmation of Global-Oceanic Anoxia and Validation of the U-Isotope Paleoredox Proxy, Feifei Zhang, Thomas J. Algeo, Stephen J. Romaniello, Ying Cui, Laishi Zhao, Zhong Qiang Chen, and Ariel D. Anbar (2018)

Recent Applications of Mineral Magnetic Methods in Sediment Pollution Studies: a Review, Weiguo Zhang, Chenyin Dong, Simon M. Hutchinson, Can Ge, Feng Wang, and Huan Feng (2018)

Characterization of Ultraviolet-Quenching Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) in Mature and Young Leachates Before and After Biological Pre-Treatment, Renzun Zhao, Chanil Jung, Alicja Trzopek, Kevin Torrens, and Yang Deng (2018)

Submissions from 2017

A Sensitivity Study of the Impact of Dynamic Vegetation on Simulated Future Climate Change Over Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Clement Alo and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou (2017)

Production of Trihalomethanes, Haloacetaldehydes and Haloacetonitriles during Chlorination of Microcystin-LR and Impacts of Pre-Oxidation on Their Formation, Wenhai Chu, Dechang Yao, Yang Deng, Minghao Sui, and Naiyun Gao (2017)


Magnetic susceptibility as a proxy for coal ash pollution within riverbed sediments in a watershed with complex geology (southeastern USA), Ellen A. Cowan, Erin E. Epperson, Keith C. Seramur, Stefanie A. Brachfeld, and Steven J. Epperson (2017)

Carbon Cycle Perturbation Expressed in Terrestrial Permian–Triassic Boundary Sections in South China, Ying Cui, Antoine Bercovici, Jianxin Yu, Lee R. Kump, Katherine H. Freeman, Shangguo Su, and Vivi Vajda (2017)

Atmospheric Pco2 Reconstructed Across Five Early Eocene Global Warming Events, Ying Cui and Brian A. Schubert (2017)


Evidence for Exocellular Arsenic in Fronds of Pteris vittata, Rupali Datta, Padmini Das, Ryan Tappero, Pravin Punamiya, Evert Elzinga, Shivendra Sahi, Huan Feng, Jeffrey Kiiskila, and Dibyendu Sarkar (2017)

Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Impacts With Ferrate(VI)Simultaneous Removal of Algal Cells and Toxins for Drinking Water Treatment, Yang Deng, Meiyin S Wu, Huiqin Zhang, Lei Zheng, Yaritza Acosta, and Tsung Ta D. Hsu (2017)

Urban Agglomeration: An Evolving Concept of An Emerging Phenomenon, Chuanglin Fang and Danlin Yu (2017)

Nanoscale Measurement of Trace Element Distributions in Spartina Alterniflora Root Tissue During Dormancy, Huan Feng, Yu Qian, J. Kirk Cochran, Qingzhi Zhu, Wen Hu, Hanfei Yan, Li Li, Xiaojing Huang, Yong S. Chu, Houjun Liu, Shinjae Yoo, and Chang Jun Liu (2017)

Tracing Sediment Erosion in the Yangtze River Subaqueous Delta Using Magnetic Methods, Can Ge, Weiguo Zhang, Chenyin Dong, Feng Wang, Huan Feng, Jianguo Qu, and Lizhong Yu (2017)

Oceanic Circulation Changes During Early Pliocene Marine Ice-Sheet Instability in Wilkes Land, East Antarctica, Melissa A. Hansen and Sandra Passchier (2017)


Physical processes in Subglacial Lake Whillans, West Antarctica: Inferences from sediment cores, T. O. Hodson, R. D. Powell, Stefanie A. Brachfeld, S. Tulaczyk, R. P. Scherer, and WISSARD Science Team (2017)

Chemical Oxidation for Mitigation of UV-Quenching Substances (UVQS) from Municipal Landfill Leachate: Fenton Process Versus Ozonation, Chanil Jung, Yang Deng, Renzun Zhao, and Kevin Torrens (2017)

Heterotrophic Bacterial Leaching of Zinc and Arsenic from Artificial Adamite, Marek Kolenčík, Hana Vojtková, Martin Urík, Mária Čaplovičová, Jaromír Pištora, Michael Cada, Aneta Babičová, Huan Feng, Yu Qian, and Illa Ramakanth (2017)


Dam Removal in the USA: Effects on River Water Quality, Michael A. Kruge (2017)

Valuing Visitor Services and Access to Protected Areas: The Case of Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda, Pankaj Lal, Bernabas Wolde, Michel Masozera, Pralhad Burli, Janaki Alavalapati, Aditi Ranjan, Jensen Montambault, Onil Banerjee, Thomas Ochuodho, and Rodrigue Mugabo (2017)

Influence and Interaction of Iron and Cadmium on Photosynthesis and Antioxidative Enzymes in Two Rice Cultivars, Houjun Liu, Chengxin Zhang, Junmei Wang, Chongjun Zhou, Huan Feng, Manoj D. Mahajan, and Xiaori Han (2017)

Chasing Boundaries and Cascade Effects in a Coupled Barrier-Marsh-Lagoon System, Jorge Lorenzo Trueba and Giulio Mariotti (2017)

Sedimentary Exhalative Origin for Magnetite Deposits of the New Jersey Highlands, Peter Matt, Wayne Powell, Richard Volkert, Matthew Gorring, and Al Johnson (2017)


The Production of Green: Gentrification and Social Change, Jessica Miller (2017)


Natural and Human-Induced Variability in Barrier-Island Response to Sea Level Rise, Jennifer Miselis and Jorge Lorenzo Trueba (2017)

Nutrient Fluxes Across Sediment-Water Interface in Bohai Bay Coastal Zone, China, Di Mu, Dekui Yuan, Huan Feng, Fangwei Xing, Fang Yenn Teo, and Shuangzhao Li (2017)

Global Capacity, Potentials and Trends of Solid Waste Research and Management, Michael A. Nwachukwu, Mersky Ronald, and Huan Feng (2017)


An Antarctic stratigraphic record of stepwise ice growth through the Eocene-Oligocene transition, Sandra Passchier, Daniel J. Ciarletta, Triantafilo E. Miriagos, Peter K. Bijl, and Steven M. Bohaty (2017)

Evidence for a Dynamic East Antarctic Ice Sheet During the Mid-Miocene Climate Transition, Elizabeth L. Pierce, Tina van de Flierdt, Trevor Williams, Sidney R. Hemming, Carys P. Cook, and Sandra Passchier (2017)

Risk Assessment and Interpretation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils on an Urban Brownfield Site in New York Metropolitan Area, Yu Qian, Frank Gallagher, Yang Deng, Meiyin S Wu, and Huan Feng (2017)

Relevamiento De La Contaminación De Suelo Y Agua En La Mina De Carbón Tab Simcoun Estudio De Caso, Abhishek RoyChowdhury, Dibyendu Sarkar, Yang Deng, and Rupali Datta (2017)

Developing Sustainable Models of Arsenic-Mitigation Technologies in the Middle-Ganga Plain in India, Sushant K. Singh, Robert Taylor, and Haiyan Su (2017)


Microfeatures of Modern Sea-ice-rafted Sediment and Implications for Paleo-sea-ice Reconstructions, Kristen E. St. John, Sandra Passchier, Brooke Tantillo, Dennis Darby, and Lance Kearns (2017)

Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Mixed Ground, J. Wang, Yang Deng, X. Liu, H. Peng, Y. Yin, L. Wu, and Z. Wu (2017)

Failure Mechanism of Karst Cave Wall During Tunnelling, J. Wang, Yang Deng, L. Nbo Wu, X. Liu, Y. O. Yin, and W. Liu (2017)

Forestland Owners’ Willingness to Consider Multiple Ways of Supplying Biomass Simultaneously: Implications for Biofuel Incentive Policies, Bernabas Wolde, Pankaj Lal, and Pralhad Burli (2017)

Marine Ecological Risk Assessment Methods for Radiation Accidents, Sufen Ye, Luoping Zhang, and Huan Feng (2017)

The Dynamics of Public Safety in Cities: A Case Study of Shanghai from 2010 to 2025, Danlin Yu and Chuanglin Fang (2017)

Submissions from 2016

Sustainability Protocols and Certification Criteria for Switchgrass-Based Bioenergy, Pralhad Burli, Pankaj Lal, Bernabas Wolde, and Janaki Alavalapati (2016)


Enhancing Digestibility and Ethanol Yield of Populus Wood via Expression of an Engineered Monolignol 4-O-Methyltransferase, Yuanheng Cai, Kewei Zhang, Hoon Kim, Guichuan Hou, Xuebin Zhang, Huijun Yang, Huan Feng, Lisa Miller, John Ralph, and Chang-Jun Liu (2016)

Assessment of Urban Vulnerability to Drought in Northern Slope of Tianshan Mountains, Linlin Chang, Danlin Yu, and Jianghua Zheng (2016)

Effects of UV/PS and UV/H2O2 Pre-Oxidations on the Formation of Trihalomethanes and Haloacetonitriles During Chlorination and Chloramination of Free Amino Acids and Short Oligopeptides, Wenhai Chu, Dongmei Li, Yang Deng, Naiyun Gao, Yansen Zhang, and Yanping Zhu (2016)