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Guan, D-X., Sun, F-S., Polizzotto, M., LaFayette, G., Keoneke, M., and Yu, G-H. Strategy for elucidating the binding mechanisms of organic matter with iron minerals in soils at the microscale. In review.

Yu, G., Sun, F., Yang, L., He, X., and Polizzotto, ML. Influence of biodiversity and iron availability on soil peroxide: Implications for soil carbon stabilization and storage. Land Degradation and Development. In press.

Ou., L., Gannon, TW., and Polizzotto, ML. Influence of land use and soil properties on the sorption of atrazine and metolachlor. In review.

Sharma, A., Muyskens, A., Guinness, J., Polizzotto, ML., Fuentes, M., Tappero, RV., Chen-Weigart, Y-CK., Thieme, J., Williams, GJ., Acerbo, A., and Hesterberg, D. (2019) Accumulation and speciation of As(V) in relation to microscale spatial distributions of chemical elements in a soil matrix. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. In press.

Yu, G-H., Chi, Z-L., Teng, HH., Dong, HL., Kappler, A., Gillings, MR., Polizzotto, M., Liu, C-Q., and Zhu, Y-G. (2019) Fungus-initiated catalytics at hyphal-mineral interfaces drive iron redox cycling and biomineralization. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 260, 192-203. Abstract

Gillispie, EC., Matteson, AR., Duckworth, O., Neumann, R., Phen, N., and Polizzotto, ML. (2019) Chemical variability of sediment and groundwater in a Pleistocene aquifer of Cambodia: implications for arsenic pollution potential. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245, 441-458. Abstract

Guan, D-X., Sun, F-S., Yu, G-H., Polizzotto, ML., and Liu, Y-G. (2018) Total and available metal concentrations in soils from six long-term fertilization sites across China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25, 31666-31678. Abstract 

Ou, L., Gannon, T., Arrellano, C., and Polizzotto, M. (2018) A global meta-analysis to predict atrazine sorption from soil properties. Journal of Environmental Quality 47, 1389-1399. Abstract

Sun, F., Yu, G., Polizzotto, ML., Wang, B., and Li, D. (2018) Toward understanding the binding of Zn in soils by two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy and synchrotron-radiation-based spectromicroscopies. Geoderma 337, 238-245. Abstract


Terres, MA., Fuentes, M., Hesterberg, D., and Polizzotto, M. (2018) Bayesian spectral modeling of microscale spatial distributions in a multivariate soil matrix. Bayesian Analysis. 13, 1-28.  Abstract


Ou, L., Gannon, TW., and Polizzotto, ML. (2017) Impact of soil organic carbon on MSMA sorption and species transformation. Chemosphere 186, 243-250.  Abstract


Duckworth, O., Rivera, NA., Gardner, TG., Andrews, MY., Santelli, CM., and Polizzotto, ML. (2017) Morphology, structure, and metal binding mechanisms of biogenic manganese oxides in a Superfund site treatment system. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 19, 50-58.  Abstract


Sowers, TD., Harrington, JM., Polizzotto, ML., and Duckworth, OW. (2017) Sorption of arsenic to biogenic iron (oxyhydr)oxides in circumneutral environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 198, 194-207.  Abstract


Sun, F., Polizzotto, ML., Guan, D., Wu, J., Shen, Q., Ran, W., and Yu, G. (2017) Exploring the interactions and binding sites between Cd and functional groups in soil DOM using two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation based spectromicroscopies. Journal of Hazardous Materials 326, 18-25.  Abstract


Deiss, L., Franzluebbers, AJ., Amoozegar, A., Polizzotto, ML., Hesterberg, DL., and Cubbage, FW. (2017) Soil carbon fractions from an alluvial soil texture gradient in North Carolina. Soil Science Society of America Journal. doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.09.0304.  Abstract


Yu, G., Xiao, J., Hu, S., Polizzotto, ML., Zhao, F., Ran, W., Li, H., Fang, H., and Shen, Q. (2017) Mineral availability as a key regulator of soil carbon storage. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 4960-4969.  Abstract


Gannon, TW. and Polizzotto, ML. (2016) MSMA: Knowledge gaps to aid appropriate regulation of an efficacious herbicide. Agricultural & Environmental Letters 1(1), doi:10.2134/ael2016.07.0025.  Abstract


Matteson, AR., Graves, AK., Hall, AM., Kuy, D., and Polizzotto, ML. (2016) Fecal contamination and Microcystis in drinking-water sources of rural Cambodia using PCR and culture-based methods. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 6, 353-361.  Abstract


Gillispie, EC., Austin, RE., Rivera, NA., Amoozegar, A., Duckworth, OW., Abraham, J., Wang, S., Bolich, R., Bradley, P., and Polizzotto, ML. (2016) Soil weathering as an engine for manganese contamination of well water. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 9963-9971.  Abstract


Li, H., Hu, S-J., Polizzotto, ML., Shen, Q-R., Li, R-Z., Ran, W., and Yu, G-H. (2016) Fungal biomineralization of montmorillonite and goethite to highly reactive short-range-ordered minerals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 191, 17-31.  Abstract


Gillispie, EC., Andujar, E., and Polizzotto, ML. (2016) Chemical controls on abiotic and biotic release of geogenic arsenic from Pleistocene aquifer sediments to groundwater. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 18, 1090-1103. Invited submission.  Abstract


Hesterberg, D., Polizzotto, ML., Crozier, C., and Austin, RE. (2016) Assessment of trace-element impacts on agricultural use of water from the Dan River following the Eden coal-ash release. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 12, 353-363.  Abstract


Mahoney, DJ., Gannon, TW., Jeffries, MD., and Polizzotto, ML. (2015) Arsenic distribution and speciation in a managed turfgrass system following a monosodium methylarsenate (MSMA) application. Crop Science 55, 2877-2885.  Abstract


Gillispie, EC., Sowers, TD., Duckworth, OW., and Polizzotto, ML. (2015) Soil pollution due to irrigation with arsenic-contaminated groundwater: current state of science. Invited review for Current Pollution Reports 1, 1-12.  Abstract


Mahoney, DJ., Gannon, TW., Jeffries, MD., Matteson, AR., and Polizzotto, ML. (2015) Management considerations to minimize environmental impacts of arsenic following monosodium methylarsenate (MSMA) applications to turfgrass. Journal of Environmental Management 150, 444-450.  Abstract


Polizzotto, ML., Birgand, F., Badruzzaman, ABM., and Ali, MA. (2015) Amending irrigation channels with jute-mesh structures to decrease arsenic loading to rice fields in Bangladesh. Ecological Engineering 74, 101-106.  Abstract


Duckworth, OW., Heitman, JL., and Polizzotto, ML. (2014) Soil water: from molecular structure to behavior. Nature Education Knowledge 5, 1.  Paper


Neumann, RB., Pracht, LE., Polizzotto, ML., Badruzzaman, ABM., and Ali, MA. (2014) Sealing rice field boundaries in Bangladesh: a pilot study demonstrating reductions in water use, arsenic loading to field soils, and methane emissions from irrigation water. Environmental Science & Technology 48, 9632-9640.  Abstract


Guinness, J., Fuentes, M., Hesterberg, D., and Polizzotto, M. (2014) Multivariate spatial modeling of conditional dependence in microscale soil elemental composition data. Spatial Statistics 9, 93-108.  Abstract


Matteson, AR., Mahoney, DJ., Gannon, TW., and Polizzotto, ML. (2014) Integrated field lysimetry and porewater sampling for evaluation of chemical mobility in soils and established vegetation. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 89, e51862, doi: 10.3791/51862.  Abstract


Neumann, RB., Pracht, LE., Polizzotto, ML., Badruzzaman, ABM., and Ali, MA. (2014) Biodegradable organic carbon in sediments of an arsenic-contaminated aquifer in Bangladesh. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 1, 221-225.  Abstract


Matteson, AR., Gannon, TW., Jeffries, MD., Haines, S., Lewis, DF., and Polizzotto, ML. (2014) Arsenic retention in foliage and soil following monosodium methyl arsenate (MSMA) application to turfgrass. Journal of Environmental Quality 43, 379-388.  Abstract


Lineberger, EM., Badruzzaman, ABM., Ali, MA., and Polizzotto, ML. (2013) Arsenic removal from flowing irrigation water in Bangladesh: impacts of channel properties. Journal of Environmental Quality 42, 1733-1742.  Abstract


Polizzotto, ML., Lineberger, EM., Matteson, AR., Neumann, RB., Badruzzaman, ABM., and Ali, MA. (2013) Arsenic transport in irrigation water across rice-field soils in Bangladesh. Environmental Pollution 179, 210-217.  Abstract


Graham, JP. and Polizzotto, ML. (2013) Pit latrines and their impacts on groundwater quality: a systematic review. Environmental Health Perspectives 121, 521-530.  pdf


Onstott, TC., Chan, E., Polizzotto, M., and Deflaun, MF. (2011) Precipitation of arsenic under sulfate reducing conditions and subsequent leaching under aerobic conditions.  Applied Geochemistry 26, 269-285.  Abstract


Neumann, RB., Polizzotto, ML., Badruzzaman, ABM., Ali, MA., Zhang, Z., and Harvey, CF. (2009) The hydrology of a groundwater-irrigated rice field in Bangladesh: patterns of infiltration and an opportunity to reduce irrigation loss. Water Resources Research 45, W09412, doi:10.1029/2008WR007542.  Abstract


Mailloux, B., Alexandrova, E., Keimowitz, A., Wovkulich, K., Freyer, G., Herron, M., Stolz, J., Kenna, T., Pichler, T., Polizzotto, M., Dong, H., Bishop, M., and Knappett, P. (2009) Microbial mineral weathering for nutrient acquisition releases arsenic. Applied Environmental Microbiology 75, 2558-2565.  pdf


Polizzotto, ML., Kocar, BD., Benner, SG., Sampson, M., and Fendorf, S. (2008) Near-surface wetland sediments as a source of arsenic release to ground water in Asia.  Nature 454, 505-508.  Abstract


Benner, SG., Polizzotto, ML., Kocar, BD., Ganguly, S., Phan, K., Ouch, K., Sampson, M., and Fendorf, S. (2008) Groundwater flow in an arsenic-contaminated aquifer, Mekong Delta, Cambodia. Applied Geochemistry 23, 3072-3087.  Abstract


Kocar, BD., Polizzotto, ML., Benner, SG., Ying, S., Ung, M., Ouch, K., Samreth, S., Suy, B., Phan, K., Sampson, M., and Fendorf, S. (2008) Integrated biogeochemical and hydrologic processes driving arsenic release from shallow sediments to groundwaters of the Mekong Delta. Applied Geochemistry 23, 3059-3071.  Abstract


Toevs, G., Morra, MJ., Winowiecki, L., Strawn, D., Polizzotto, ML., and Fendorf, S.  (2008) Depositional influences on porewater arsenic insediments of a mining-contaminated freshwater lake.  Environmental Science and Technology 42, 6823-6829.  Abstract


Polizzotto, ML., Harvey, CF., Li, G., Badruzzman, B., Ali, A., Newville, M., Sutton, S., and Fendorf, S. (2006) Solid-phases and desorption processes of arsenic within Bangladesh sediments.  Chemical Geology 228, 97-111.  Abstract


Toevs, GR., Morra, MJ., Polizzotto, ML., Strawn, DG., Bostick, BC., and Fendorf, S.  (2006) Metal(loid) diagenesis in mine-impacted sediments of Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Environmental Science and Technology 40, 2537-2543.  Abstract


Polizzotto, ML., Harvey, CF., Sutton, SR., and Fendorf, S. (2005)  Processes conducive to the release and transport of arsenic into aquifers of Bangladesh.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, 18819-18823.  pdf


Sharma, M., Polizzotto, M., and Anbar, AD. (2001)  Iron isotopes in hot springs along the Juan de Fuca Ridge.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 194, 39-51.  Abstract

Book Chapters

Vepraskas, MJ., Polizzotto, M., and Faulkner, SP. (2015) Redox chemistry of hydric soils. In Vepraskas, MJ. and Craft, CB. (eds.) “Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification”. CRC Press.  link


Polya, DA., Polizzotto, ML., Fendorf, S., Rodriguez-Lado, L., Hegan, A., Lawson, M., Rowland, HAL., Giri, AK., Mondal, D., Sovann, C., Al Lawati, WMM., and Dongen, BE., Gilbert, P., and Shantz, A. (2010) Arsenic in groundwaters of Cambodia. In Irvine, K., Murphy, T., Vanchan, V., and Vermette, S. (eds.) “Water Resources and Development in Southeast Asia”. SE Asia Center, NY.

Extension Reports, Contributions, and Other Publications

Polizzotto, M. (2016) Geoscience Congressional Visits Day. CSA News Magazine 61, 26.  link


FAO and ITPS (2015) Status of the World’s Soil Resources (SWSR) – Main Report. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, Rome, Italy.  Abstract


Hesterberg, D., Polizzotto, M., and Crozier, C. (2014) Assessment of Trace-Element Impacts on Agricultural Use of Water from the Dan River following the Eden Coal Ash Spill. 17 pp.  pdf


Crozier, CR., Polizzotto, M., and Bradley, L. (2012) SoilFacts: Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens. AGW-439-78, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh, NC, 7 pp.  pdf