Environmental Science, Policy & Geography

Environmental Science Policy & Geography
USF St Petersburg Dav 100
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Ph: 727-873-4156

Maintained by Dr. Bob Wang
Last updated 5/31/13


New publications:

Alegria HA, Wong F, Jantunen LM, Bidleman TF, Figueroa MS, Bouchot GG, Moreno VC, Waliszewski SM and Infanzon R (2008) Organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in air of southern Mexico (2002-2004). Atmospheric Environment 42: 8810-8818.

Cassill, D.L., Skye Brown, Devon Swick (2009) Polyphasic wake/sleep episodes in the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Behavior 22: 313-323.

Cassill, D.L., Kim Vo and B. Becker (2008) Young fire ants feign death and survive aggressive neighbors. Naturwissenschaften 95: 617-624.

Cassill DL, Hardisty BE and Watkins A (2009) A 4-D natural selection model illuminates the enigma of altruism in the Shedao pit viper. Journal of Bioeconomics (in press).

Carvalho-Knighton, Kathleen M. and Joseph M. Smoak (2009) Integrating basic analytical methods and computer-interface technology into an environmental science water quality lab improves student attitude. International Journal of Environmental Science Education 4 (4): 419-428

DeVor, Robert,  Kathy Carvalho-Knighton, Brian Aitken, Phil Maloney, Erin Holland, Lukasz Talalaj, Christian A. Clausen, Cherie L. Geiger. 2009. Mechanism of the Degradation of Individual PCB Congeners using Mechanically Alloyed Mg/Pd in Methanol. Chemosphere. 76: 761-766.

Devor R, Carvalho-Knighton K, Aitken B, Maloney P, Holland E, Talalaj L, Fidler R, Elsheimer S, Clausen CA and Geiger CL (2008) Dechlorination comparison of mono-substituted PCBs with Mg/Pd in different solvent systems. Chemosphere 73: 896-900.

Dixon B and Candade N (2008) Multispectral landuse classification using neural networks and support vector machines: one or the other, or both? International Journal of Remote Sensing 29: 1185-1206.

Dorsey, Joseph W. (2009) Restorative Environmental Justice: Assessing Brownfield Initiatives, Revitalization, and Community Economic Development in St. Petersburg, Florida. Environmental Justice 2: 69-78.

Earls J and Dixon B (2008) A comparison of SWAT model-predicted potential evapotranspiration using real and modeled meteorological data. Vadose Zone Journal 7: 570-580.

Hardisty B.E. and Cassill D.L. (2009) Extending Eusociality to Include Vertebrate Family Units. Biology and Philosophy (in press).

Kelly MH and Gore JA (2008) Florida river flow patterns and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation. River Research and Applications 24: 598-616.

Maleh, Harish K, Kathleen Carvalho-Knighton, and Dean F. Martin. 2009. RDX Properties as a Guide to Remediation.  Florida Scientist. 72: 249–265.

Sanders CJ, Smoak JM, Naidu AS and Patchineelamt SR (2008) Recent sediment accumulation in a mangrove forest and its relevance to local sea-level rise (Ilha Grande, Brazil). Journal of Coastal Research 24: 533-536.

Waters, M.N., Piehler, M.F., Rodriguez, A.B., Smoak, J.M. and T.S. Bianchi (2009) Shallow lake trophic status linked to late Holocene climate and human impacts, Journal of Paleolimnology 42, 51-64. Whitmore TJ, Riedinger-Whitmore MA,, Smoak JM, Kolasa KV, Goddard EA and Bindler R (2008) Arsenic contamination of lake sediments in Florida: evidence of herbicide mobility from watershed soils. Journal of Paleolimnology 40: 869-884.

Wong, F*, Alegria, HA and Bidleman TF (2009) Passive air sampling of organochlorine pesticides in Mexico. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 704-710 (*student).

Wong F*, Alegria HA, Jantunen LM, Bidleman TF, Salvador-Figueroae M, Gold-Bouchot G, Ceja-Moreno V, Waliszewski SM and Infanzon R (2008) Organochlorine pesticides in soils and air of southern Mexico: Chemical profiles and potential for soil emissions. Atmospheric Environment 42: 7737-7745 (*student).

Environmental Applications of Reactive Nanoscale and Microscale Reactive Particles; Geiger, C. L. and Carvalho-Knighton, K. M., Eds. ACS Symposium Series American Chemical Society: Washington, D C, 2009. In press.

Hardisty, B.E. and D.L. Cassill 2010. Memes and the Ecological Niche. Biological Theory 5:1-3.

Hardisty, B.E. and D.L. Cassill. 2010. Extending eusociality to include vertebrate family units. Biology and Philosophy 25:437-440.

Allen, S. and D.L. Cassill 2010. Skew selection theory applied: The wealth and welfare of nations. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 37:115-134.

Sanders, C.J., Smoak, J.M., Sanders, L.M. and S.R. Patchineelam; Organic carbon accumulation in Brazilian Mangal Sediments, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 30, 189-192, 2010

Casper A.F., B. Dixon, J. Earls, and J.A. Gore. 2010. Ecohydrology in ungauged river basins: Constraints in the integration watershed hydrology
models with instream habitat models when setting minimum flows and levels. Rivers Research and Applications 26:1-14

Sanders, C.J., Smoak, J.M., Naidu, A.S., Sanders, L.M. and S.R. Patchineelam; Organic carbon burial in a  mangrove forest, margin and intertidal mud flat; sedimentation and sea level rise, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 90, 168-172, 2010.

Waters, M.N., Piehler, M.F., Smoak, J.M. and C.S. Martens;  The development and persistence of alternative ecosystem states in a large, shallow lake, Freshwater Biology, 55, 1249-1261, 2010.

Smoak, J.M.;  Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Mass Balance for the Amazon Continental Shelf.  In:  Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins:  A Global Synthesis, eds.  K-K. Liu, L. Atkinson, R. Quinones and L. Talaue-McManus, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 443-449, 2010.

Sanders, C.J., Smoak, J.M., Naidu, A.S., Araripe, D.R. and S.R. Patchineelam; Mangrove forest sedimentation and its reference to sea level rise, Cananeia, Brazil, Environmental Earth Sciences, 60 (6), 1291-1301, 2010.

Sanders, C.J., Smoak, J.M., Sanders, L.M., Waters, M.N., Patchineelam, S.R. and M. E. Ketterer; Intertidal mangrove mudflat 240+239Pu signatures, confirming a 210Pb geochronology on the southeastern coast of Brazil, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 283(3), 593-596, 2010.

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