Research for Dr. Jacqueline Ann Aitkenhead-Peterson

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Jacqueline A Aitkenhead-Peterson

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Natural Resources University of New Hampshire

MSc. Soil Science University of Aberdeen

BSc. (Hons) Environ. Sci. University of Stirling
1. Watershed water quality
2. Irrigation water chemistry effect on soil nutrients under urban landscapes
3. Water extractable soil chemistry from multiple landuses
4. Soil Forensics and Taphonomy

Lucas Miller

Undergraduate Lab Tech
2018-2019

B.S. Plant & Soil Science

Duties include acid washing, general lab clean up, help with soil processing and analyses

Baoxin Chang

Ph.D. student - Agronomy
2016 B

Co-chair: Ben Wherley

Baoxin Chang

B.S. Turfgrass Science
Southwest University, Chongqing, China

M.S. Crop, Soil and Environment Science,
Auburn University

Effects of sodic and saline irrigation water on 15N uptake in turfgrass
Alternative landscape run-off chemistry

Funding: Aitkenhead-Peterson, Wherley, plus fellowships

Vanessa Limon

MS student - WMHS
2017C

Co-chair: Paul Schwab

Vanessa Limon

B.S. Soil Science
Texas A&M University

Mass mortality events of feral hogs: effect of scavenging on decomposition cheimstry at lateral and vertical scales.

Michelle Wood-Ramirez

MS student - WMHS
2012 C

Co-chair Fouad Jaber

Michelle Wood-Ramirez

B.S. Entomology
Texas A&M University

Effects of urbanization on water chemistry at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Dallas, TX

Funding: Fouad Jaber

Alumni
Kirby Young (Peddicord) MS Water Management and Hydrological Science 2018 Current Position: Research and development specialist at Nurtabolt, College Station, TX
Katelyn Lazar
2014-2016
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science 2016 Current Position: PhD graduate student at University of Iowa
Brianna Beauchamp
2014-2016
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science 2016 Current Position: Environmental Technician at Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc, Washington, DC
Nadezda Ojeda
2014-2016
MS Soil Science 2016 Current Position: Research technician at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Janet Torres
2011-2016
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science 2016 Current Position: PhD Student, UC-Berkeley
Charles Fontanier
PhD Water Management and Hydrological Science 2015 Current Position: Asst. Professor, Oklahoma State University
Lauren Kyla Pitts
MS Soil Science - 2015 Current Position: Environmental Scientist HGS Engineering Inc., Washington D.C.
Kirstin Hein
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science - 2015 Current Position: Permit Coordinator, North Texas Municipal Water District
Ben Alexander
PhD Soil Science - 2014 Current Position: Texas A&M Biology Dept.
Benjamin Davies
2012 - 2014
MS Soil Science - 2014 Current Position: Post Doc at Virginia Tech
Krittika Govil
2011 - 2014
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science - 2014 Current Position: Compliance Coordinator, Triumvirate Environmental, Boston, MA
Danielle M. Cioce
2010 - 2012
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science - 2012 Current Position: Manager, Watershed Protection, Harris County, Houston, TX
Cheryl Verbree
2009 - 2012
PhD Soil Science -2012 Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
LaShundra Rodgers
2010 - 2012
Water Management and Hydrological Science (non thesis option) - 2012 Current Position: Teacher, Pine Tree Independent School District, Longview TX
Linda Sturm-Flores
2008 - 2012
MS Agronomy - 2012 Current Position: Team Trainer/Gardenter III at The Gardens, Texas &M University
Eliza Watson
2009 - 2011
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science - 2011 Current Position: Small Business Owner – The Bake Shop/Golden Gals Candy, Colleyville, TX
Meredith K. Steele
2007 - 2011
PhD Soil Science - 2011 Current Position: Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
K. Jordan McCrary
2009 - 2011
MS Water Management and Hydrological Science - 2011 Current Position: Environmental Control Services Supervisor, City of Lewisville, TX
Galen Roberts
2009-2011
Water Management and Hydrological Science (non thesis option) - 2011 Current Position: Technical support manager at North Texas Municipal Water District
De’Etra J. Young
2006 – 2010
PhD Forest Sciences - 2010 Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tennessee State University
Cara Harclerode Case
2007-2009
MS Agronomy - 2009 Current Position: Research Associate at Texas A&M center at Overton, TX

Leon Holgate
2007 – 2010

MS Soil Science - 2010 Current Position: Research Associate at Texas A&M Center at Amarillo, TX
Jess Alexander
2002-2004
MS Soil Science 2004 (New Hampshire) Project Environmental Scientist, LT Environmental, Littleton, CO
Elizabeth Evetts
2007-2008
Undergraduate Research Fellow 2007-2008 Senior Analyst at Targa Resources, Houston, TX

Graduate Students [TOP]

Recent and Current Funded Projects [TOP]

runoff research plots
Texas A&M AgriLife and Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Runoff Plots at the Urban Ecology Laboratory at College Station

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Recent Papers, Chapters and Books from Research Group (2017-2019) [TOP]

Published Peer Reviewed Papers and Proceedings (Student authors italicized) 2017-2019

  1. Chang B., Wherley BG., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., West J. (2019). Irrigation salinity effects on Tefway Bermudagrass growth and Nitrogen uptake. Crop Sci. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2019.01.0065. in press
  2. Gregory L., Harmel D., Karthikeyan R., Wagner K., Gentry TJ., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA. (2019). Elecidating the effects of land cover and useage on background E. coli sources in edge-of-field runoff. JEQ doi: 10.2134/jeq2019.02.0051 in press
  3. Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Fontanier CH, Thomas JC., Wherley BG., McInnes KJ., White RH., (2018). Effect of sodic irrigation water on organic carbon and nitrogen concentration, fluxes and exports from newly installed St. Augustine grass sod in south-central Texas. Invited J. Horticulture DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000235
  4. Aminiyan MM., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Aminiyan FM., (2018). Fifteen-year evaluation of water quality index (WQI), annual changes and hydrochemical characteristics of surface water for drinking and agricultural purposes: a case study of the Karoon River, Iran. Env. Geochemistry and Health DOI: 10.1007/s10653-018-0135-7
  5. Basatnia N., Hossein SA., Rodrigo-Comino J., Khaledian Y., Brevik EC., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Natesan U. (2018). Assessment of temporal and spatial water quality in international Gomishan Lagoon, Iran, using multivariate analysis. Environ. Monit. Assess. 190: 314. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-018-6679-2.
  6. Berube M., Jewell K., Knappett P S., Shuar P., Datta S., Hossain A., Lipsi M., Hossain S., Hossain A., Dimova N.,Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., and Ahmed A M. (2018).The fate of Arsenic in groundwater discharged to the Meghna River, Bangladesh. Environ Chem. https://doi.org/10.1071/EN17104.
  7. Nagaraju A., Thejaswi, A., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA. (2017) Fluoride and heavy metal accumulation by vegetation in the fluoride affected area of Talupula, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 89(1): 1-11
  8. Khaledian Y., Kiani F, Ebrahimi, S., Brevik EC., and Aitkenhead-Peterson JA. (2017) Assessment and monitoring of soil degradation during land use change using multivariate analysis. Land Degradation and Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2541. IF: 9.787;
  9. Fontanier C., Wherley B., White R., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Chalmers D. (2017). Historical ETo based Irrigation Scheduling for St. Augustinegrass Lawns in the South-Central United States. Irrigation Science 35(4): 347-356. DOI: 10.1007/s00271-017-0544-x.
  10. Fontanier C., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Wherley B., White R., Thomas J. (2017), Deficit irrigation effects on NO3-N losses in runoff from St. Augustinegrass. J. Environmental Qual. 46(4): 793-801.
  11. Fancher JP., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Farris T., Mix K., Schwab AP., Wescott D., Hamilton M. (2017) An evaluation of soil chemistry in human cadaver decomposition islands: Potential for estimating postmortem interval (PMI). Forensic Science International. , 279, 130-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2017.08.002.
  12. Gregory LF., Karthikeyan R., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Gentry TJ., Wagner KL., Harmel DR. (2017) Nutrient Loading Impacts on Culturable E. coli and other Heterotrophic Bacteria Fate in Simulated Stream Mesocosms. Water Research 126: 442-449.

Recent Conference Presentations (2017-2019) [TOP]

  1. Rajan N., Rooney WL., Okumoto S., Schnell RW., Bagavathiannan M., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Jifon J., Chu K-H., Casey KD., Subbarao GV (2019). Climate smart Agriculture: The role of biological nitrification. 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting | Nov. 10-13 | San Antonio, Texas
  2. Chang B., Wherley B., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA.(2019) Environmental impacts and runoff dynamics associated with turfgrass removal and urban landscape conversions. 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting | Nov. 10-13 | San Antonio, Texas
  3. Aitkenhead-Peterson JA., Beauchamp B., Lazar K (2019). Increased sodium in city soils: Effects of deicing salts, sodic irrigation and sea salt deposition. . 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting | Nov. 10-13 | San Antonio, Texas
  4. Marsh S., Burke JA., Chang B., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Wherley B., Howe JA. (2019). Soil dynamics of newly installed urban landscapes. 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting | Nov. 10-13 | San Antonio, Texas
  5. Miller L., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Chang B., Wherley B. (2019). Topsoil depth, water storage and chemistry in two adjacent Texan soils. 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting | Nov. 10-13 | San Antonio, Texas
  6. Fu Q., Pitts LR., Davies B., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, (2019). Water extractable nutrients in smallholder soils exposed to inorganic and organic soil amendments. 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting | Nov. 10-13 | San Antonio, Texas
  7. Kennedy H., Garcia J., Ryan W., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Bytheway JA (2019). The human cadaver decomposition island and the vegetation re-growth interval. American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. February 18-23, 2019 Baltimore MD, USA
  8. Rivera M., Keebler A., Smith AP., Miller G., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Moore G. (2018) The effect of tropical land use on soil carbon dynamics: Does reforestation mitigate greenhouse gas emissions? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 10-14, 2018 Washington DC, USA
  9. Chang B., Wherley B., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA Environmental impacts, Energy Balance and Runoff Dynamics associated with urban landscape conversions, Annual ASA/CSA/SSSA Meeting, November 4-7, 2018 Baltimore MD, USA
  10. Limon VY., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Speights C., Smith M., Barton B., Lashley M., Jordan H., Tomberlin J, Mowrer J., Schwab AP. (2018). Water extractable C, N and P beneath decomposed feral hogs: Effect of mass mortality events on soil nutrients. Ecological Society of America. August 5-10, 2018. New Orleans, USA
  11. Peddicord K., Gentry TG., Schwab AP., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA (2017). Abstract 224536. Biogeochemistry of urban, suburban and rural ponds and lakes in south central Texas, USA. GC082: Urbanization and Water Quality. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 11-16, 2017 New Orleans, USA
  12. Heo CC., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Tomberlin JK. (2017). Soil chemistry dynamics associated with carrion with delayed Diptera colonization: Its potential in forensic investigations. International Congress on Forensic Medicine and Science October 24-25, 2017 National Library, Kuala Lumpur
  13. Aitkenhead-Peterson JA (2017) Abstract 229969. A novel source of DOC and DON to watershed soils. B051: Novel insights into organic matter Sources, pathways and fate in groundwater and surface waters. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 11-16, 2017 New Orleans, USA
  14. Chang B., Wherley B., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA (2017) Abstract 107922: Effect of surfactant and deficit irrigation on water and nutrient retention in simulated urban lawns. Session 306: Turf fertility, Nutrition and Water Quality. Annual ASA/CSA/SSSA Meeting, October 22-25, 2017 Tampa Florida, USA
  15. Jewell K., Myers K., Knappett PSK., Berube M., Datta S., Hossein S., Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Gentry TG., Ahmed K. (2017) Biogeochemistry of Arsenic cycling in a tidally influenced river-bank aquifer in Bangladesh. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting October 22-25, 2017 Seattle, Washington, USA
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