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Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

16. Li, J., Wang, Y., Xue, X., Xie, X., Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., Wang, Y. (2020). Mechanistic insights into iodine enrichment in groundwater during the transformation of iron minerals in aquifer sediments. Science of the Total Environment, just accepted (Impact Factor 6.551, Environmental Sciences Q1).

15. Giannetta, B., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M. G., Aquilanti, G., Vischetti, C., Plaisier, J. R., Juanco, M., Sparks, D. L., and Zaccone, C. (2020). Iron speciation in organic matter fractions isolated from soils amended with biochar and organic fertilizers. Environmental Science & Technology.10.1021/acs.est.0c00042. (Impact Factor 7.864, Environmental Sciences Q1)

14. Giannetta, B., Siebecker, M. G., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L. (2020). Iron(III) fate after complexation with soil organic matter in fine silt and clay fractions: An EXAFS spectroscopic approach. Soil and Tillage Research (Impact Factor 4.601, Soil Science Q1).

13. Sun, Q., Liu, C., Cui, P., Fan, T., Zhu, M., Alves, M. E., Siebecker, M., Sparks, D. L., Wu, T., Li, W., Zhou, D., Wang, Y. (2019). Formation of Cd precipitates on gamma-Al2O3: Implications for Cd sequestration in the environment. Environment International, 126, 234-241. (Impact factor 7.943, Environmental Sciences Q1)

12. Giannetta, B., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L. (2019). The role of Fe(III) in soil organic matter stabilization in two size fractions having opposite features. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 653, 667-674.

11. Oldham, V. E., Siebecker, M., Jones, M. R., Mucci, A., Tebo, B. M., Luther, George W., III (2019). The Speciation and Mobility of Mn and Fe in Estuarine Sediments. AQUATIC GEOCHEMISTRY, 25(1-2), 3-26.

10. Gou, W., Siebecker, M., Wang, Z., Li, W. (2018). Competitive sorption of Ni and Zn at the aluminum oxide/water interface: an XAFS study. GEOCHEMICAL TRANSACTIONS, 19.

9. Siebecker, M., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L. (2018). Natural speciation of nickel at the micrometer scale in serpentine (ultramafic) topsoils using microfocused X-ray fluorescence, diffraction, and absorption. GEOCHEMICAL TRANSACTIONS, 19.

8. Siebecker, M., Li, W., Sparks, D. L. (2018). The Important Role of Layered Double Hydroxides in Soil Chemical Processes and Remediation: What We Have Learned Over the Past 20 Years. Advances in Agronomy (vol. 147, pp. 1-59).

7. Siebecker, M., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L. (2017). Nickel speciation in several serpentine (ultramafic) topsoils via bulk synchrotron-based techniques. GEODERMA, 298, 35-45.

6. Siebecker, M., Sparks, D. L. (2017). Structural Differentiation between Layered Single (Ni) and Double Metal Hydroxides (Ni-Al LDHs) Using Wavelet Transformation. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 121(37), 6992-6999.

5. Olson, L., Quinn, K. A., Siebecker, M., Luther, George W., III, Hastings, D., Morford, J. L. (2017). Trace metal diagenesis in sulfidic sediments: Insights from Chesapeake Bay. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 452, 47-59.

4. Siebecker, M., Madison, A. S., Luther, George W., III (2015). Reduction Kinetics of Polymeric (Soluble) Manganese (IV) Oxide (MnO2) by Ferrous Iron (Fe2+). AQUATIC GEOCHEMISTRY, 21(2-4), 143-158.

3. Siebecker, M., Li, W., Khalid, S., Sparks, D. (2014). Real-time QEXAFS spectroscopy measures rapid precipitate formation at the mineral-water interface. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 5.

2. Li, W., Livi, Kenneth J. T., Xu, W., Siebecker, M., Wang, Y., Phillips, B. L., Sparks, D. L. (2012). Formation of Crystalline Zn-Al Layered Double Hydroxide Precipitates on gamma-Alumina: The Role of Mineral Dissolution. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 46(21), 11670-11677.

1. Centofanti, T., Siebecker, M., Chaney, R. L., Davis, A. P., Sparks, D. L. (2012). Hyperaccumulation of nickel by Alyssum corsicum is related to solubility of Ni mineral species. PLANT AND SOIL, 359(1-2), 71-83.

Presentations

64. Garcia Gutierrez, Danira ; Zimmerman, Amanda Jo ; and Siebecker, M. G. (2020). Determining arsenic mobility and speciation: an analysis of soil contaminated by water filtration techniques in Costa Rica. Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference, Spring, Lubbock, TX, https://www.depts.ttu.edu/true/undergraduate-research-conference/2020/presentations.php.

63. Brijalba, Kindall E., and Siebecker, M. G. (2020). An investigation into the reduction kinetics of nanoparticulate manganese oxides via dissolved organic carbon sources. Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference, Spring, Lubbock, TX, https://www.depts.ttu.edu/true/undergraduate-research-conference/2020/presentations.php.

62. Szerlag, K. D., Izaditame, F., Northrup, P., Siebecker, M. G., Tappero, R., Jaisi, D., Sparks, D. L., American Chemical Society, "Speciation of legacy P in soils using multi-modal μ-XRF mapping and μ-XANES," Philadelphia, PA. (March 25, 2020).

61. Zimmerman, A. J., Siebecker, M. G., Weindorf, D. C., Montero Campos, V., Deb, S. K., Ulate Chacón, S., Landrot, G., American Chemical Society, "Speciation, quantification, and release of arsenic bound to titanium dioxide (TiO2, anatase) drinking water filter waste: a case study from the field to molecular scale," Philadelphia, PA. (March 24, 2020).

60. Izaditame, F., Siebecker, M. G., Tappero, R., Sricharoenvech, P., Sparks, D. L., American Chemical Society, "Arsenic fate under the shadow of sea-level rise," Philadelphia, PA. (March 23, 2020).

59. Sanchez, J., Stuckey, J., Tappero, R., Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., American Chemical Society, "Sea level rise impacts on arsenic mobility in natural systems," Philadelphia, PA. (March 23, 2020).

58. Izaditame, F., Siebecker, M. G., Tappero, R., Sricharoenvech, P., Sparks, D. L., American Geophysical Union, "How Does Sea-Level-Rise Affect the Release of Pollutants from Flood-Prone Contaminated Coastal Sediments?," San Francisco, California, USA. (December 11, 2019).

57. Sricharoenvech, P., Sparks, D. L., Tappero, R., Landrot, G., Siebecker, M., Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, "Desorption of Chromium from Contaminated Urban Soils," San Antonio, TX. (November 2019).

56. Izaditame, F., Siebecker, M., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, "Sea-Level-Rise-Induced Release of Heavy Metals from Flood-Prone Contaminated Coastal Sediments," San Antonio, TX. (November 2019).

55. Siebecker, M., Zimmerman, A.J., Weindorf, D., Campos, V.M., Deb, S., Chacon, S.U., Landrot, G. The 2019 American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, "Quantification and mobility of arsenic from sediments and soils enriched with titanium dioxide (TiO2) drinking water filter waste," San Antonio, TX. (November 2019).

54. Siebecker, M., Zimmerman, A.J., Weindorf, D., Campos, V.M., Deb, S., Chacon, S.U., Landrot, G., Soil Science Society of America International Meetings, "Quantification and mobility of arsenic from sediments and soils enriched with titanium dioxide (TiO2) drinking water filter waste," San Antonio, TX. (November 11, 2019).

53. Siebecker, M. G., TTU Department of Geosciences Seminar Series, "Rapid formation of heavy metal enriched LDH minerals measured in situ and the speciation of geogenic nickel in serpentine soils," Lubbock, Texas. (November 1, 2019).

52. Siebecker, M., TTU PSS Departmental Seminar Series, "Abiotic and biotic responses to a changing climate," Lubbock, Texas. (October 24, 2019).

51. Siebecker, M., Project Revolution at the HUB, "Environmental Soil Chemistry at TTU," Lubbock, Texas. (October 15, 2019).

50. Siebecker, M., 12th International Congress of Agronomy (presentation 1 of 2), "Tackling modern challenges in environmental soil chemistry: From environmental contaminants (nickel and arsenic) to agricultural nutrient cycling (potassium)," Universidad Dinamica UDC, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. (September 25, 2019).

49. Siebecker, M., 12th International Congress of Agronomy (presentation 2 of 2), "Tackling modern challenges in environmental soil chemistry: From environmental contaminants (nickel and arsenic) to agricultural nutrient cycling (potassium)," Universidad Dinamica UDC, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. (September 25, 2019).

48. Siebecker, M. G., Li, W., Sparks, D. L., Wang, Y., Chaney, R., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Modeling EXAFS and XANES spectra of neoformed LDH and metal-enriched phyllosilicate minerals," American Chemical Society, San Diego, California, USA. (August 25, 2019).

47. Szerlag, K., Northrup, P., Tappero, R., Siebecker, M. G., Jaisi, D., Sparks, D., Goldschmidt, "Direct Detection of Solid-Phase Phosphorus Speciation in Agricultural Soils Using Paired µ-XRF Mapping and µ-XANES," Barcelona, Spain. (August 21, 2019).

46. Mo, X., Siebecker, M. G., Gou, W., Li, W., Goldschmidt, "Surface Induced Ni(Ⅱ) Precipitation at the Palygorskite-Solution Interface Revealed by EXAFS, HRTEM, and DRS," Barcelona, Spain. (August 21, 2019).

45. Siebecker, M., TTU-China Global Bridge Program at Lanzhou University, "Tackling modern challenges in environmental soil chemistry: a research overview at TTU," Lanzhou, China. (June 27, 2019).

44. Siebecker, M., TTUHSC/TTU Research Collaboration Event, "Environmental Soil Chemistry Researh at TTU," Lubbock, TX. (May 15, 2019).

43. Siebecker, M., Seminar at the Institute for Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Science, "Applied environmental soil chemical research at Texas Tech University: Cycling and speciation of environmental contaminants (nickel and arsenic) and agricultural nutrients (potassium)," Dr. Yujun Wany, ISS-CAS, Nanjing, China. (May 13, 2019).

42. Siebecker, M., Seminar at Huazhong Agricultural University, "Applied environmental soil chemical research at Texas Tech University: From agricultural nutrient cycling (potassium) to environmental contaminants (arsenic)," Dr. Xionghan Feng, College of Resources and Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. (May 10, 2019).

41. Siebecker, M., Seminar at China University of Geosciences, "Applied environmental soil chemical research at Texas Tech University: From agricultural nutrient cycling (potassium) to environmental contaminants (arsenic)," Dr. Junxia Li, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. (May 9, 2019).

40. Li, J., Xie, X.J., Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., 15th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE), "Iodine release associated with the transformation of iron minerals in natural sediments," Nanjing, China. (May 6, 2019).

39. Mo, X., Siebecker, M. G., Guo, W., Li, W., 15th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE), "Mechanisms of Ni(II) sorption at the palygorskite-solution interface revealed from EXAFS, HRTEM and DRS investigation," Nanjing, China. (May 6, 2019).

38. Siebecker, M., Li, W., Sparks, D. L., 15th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE), "Quick-Scanning EXAFS for in situ studies on trace metal precipitation," Nanjing, China. (May 6, 2019).

37. Siebecker, M., Seminar at Nanjing University, "Applied environmental soil chemical research at Texas Tech University: From agricultural nutrient cycling (potassium) to environmental contaminants (arsenic)," Dr. Wei Li, Nanjing University, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing, China. (May 5, 2019).

36. Siebecker, M., Seminar at Technological Institute of Costa Rica, Cartago, Costa Rica, "Quantification, speciation, and mobility of arsenic in soils and sediments: Examples, methods, and a case study of arsenic enriched sediments in Guanacaste, Costa Rica," Dr. Virginia Montero Campos, Environmental Engineering and Chemistry, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. (April 9, 2019).

35. Betts, A., Siebecker, M. G., Scheckel, K., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "Electron Transfer and Clay Dissolution Affect Precipitation of Fe Mixed-Valence Hydroxides during Fe(II) Sorption to Natural Clay," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, San Diego, California, USA. (January 2019).

34. Siebecker, M. G., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "Natural Speciation of Trace Metal Rich Soil Minerals at the Micrometer Scale Using Microfocused X-Ray Fluorescence, Diffraction, and Absorption," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, San Diego, California, USA. (January 2019).

33. Giannetta, B., Siebecker, M. G., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Aquilanti, G., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "The Role of Fe Species in SOM Stabilization in Agricultural Soils Subjected to Biochar and Organic Fertilizer Amendments," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, San Diego, California, USA. (January 2019).

32. Szerlag, K., Northrup, P., Tappero, R., Siebecker, M. G., Jaisi, D., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "The Solid Phase Speciation of Legacy Phosphorus in US Mid-Atlantic Agricultural Soils Using Micro-XRF Mapping and Micro-XANES," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, San Diego, California, USA. (January 2019).

31. Giannetta, B., Siebecker, M., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Aquilanti, G., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., American Geophysical Union, "Soil Organic Matter-Mineral interactions across pools in different land uses: the importance of Fe mineral dynamics in natural environments," American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., USA. (December 13, 2018).

30. Giannetta, B., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M., Aquilanti, G., Czyzychi, M., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., XXXVI Convegno Nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria (SICA), "A spectroscopic approach to Fe speciation in SOM pools under agricultural soils subjected to biochar and organic fertilizers," Dipartimento di Agraria, Università Mediterranea, Italy. (September 2018).

29. Szerlag, K., Siebecker, M., Jaisi, D., Northrup, P., Sparks, D. L., 21st World Congress of Soil Science, "The chemistry of legacy phosphorus in US Mid-Atlantic agricultural soils," International Union of Soil Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (August 2018).

28. Betts, A., Siebecker, M., Sparks, D. L., 55th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, "Oxidation status of subsoil clay during Fe(II) sorption alters the composition of precipitated Fe(II)-bearing layered double hydroxides," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA. (June 2018).

27. Szerlag, K. D., Northrup, P., Siebecker, M. G., Jaisi, D., Sparks, D. L., The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-ll) and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Users' Meeting, "Legacy phosphorus speciation in US Mid-Atlantic agricultural soils using tender energy X-ray absorption spectroscopy (TES)," Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA. (May 2018).

26. Giannetta, B., Plaza, C., Zaccone, C., Siebecker, M. G., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., European Geosciences Union General Assembly, "Fe(III) fate after complexation with different soil organic matter fractions: retention capacity and mechanisms," Vienna, Austria. (April 2018).

25. Giannetta, B., Siebecker, M. G., Plaza, C., Zaccone, C., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., European Geosciences Union General Assembly, "Impact and reactivity of Fe(III)-OM complexes and Fe(III) polymerization in SOM fractions under different land uses," Vienna, Austria. (April 2018).

24. Giannetta, B., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M. G., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., European Geosciences Union General Assembly, "Soil organic matter-mineral interactions across different land uses: the importance of Fe-mediated stabilization," Vienna, Austria. (April 2018).

23. Szerlag, K., Siebecker, M. G., Jaisi, D., Northrup, P., Sparks, D. L., University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Research Symposium, "The chemistry of legacy phosphorus in US Mid-Atlantic agricultural soils," Newark, Delaware, USA. (April 2018).

22. Betts, A., Starcher, A., Siebecker, M., Elzinga, E., Sparks, D. L., Delaware Environmental Institute Annual Conference, "Precipitation of a Fe(II)-Al(III) layered double hydroxide (LDH) in an anaerobic soil clay fraction," Delaware Environmental Institute and University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA. (2017).

21. Giannetta, B., Plaza, C., Zaccone, C., Siebecker, M. G., Rovira, P., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., American Geophysical Union, "Impact of Fe(III)-OM complexes and Fe(III) polymerization on SOM pools reactivity under different land uses," American Geophysical Union, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (December 14, 2017).

20. Giannetta, B., Zaccone, C., Plaza, C., Siebecker, M. G., Vischetti, C., Sparks, D. L., XXXV Convegno Nazionale Società Italiana di Chimica Agraria (SICA), "Fe(III) fate after complexation with SOM pools under different land uses," Udine, Italy. (September 2017).

19. Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Structural insights on Ni-Al LDHs using wavelet analysis," American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California, USA. (April 2017).

18. Chan, C., McAllister, S., Field, E., Chiu, B., Hoppes, K., Siebecker, M. G., Luther, G., Goldschmidt, "How do Fe-Oxidizing Microbes Influence Biogeochemical Cycles? Perspectives from Kinetics and Metagenomics/Transcriptomics," Yokohama, Japan. (June 2016).

17. Li, W., Siebecker, M., Sparks, D., Goldschmidt, "Probing the Rapid Formation Kinetics of Ni-Al LDH Precipitates on γ-Alumina Using QEXAFS," Yokohama, Japan. (June 2016).

16. Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., Luther, G. W., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Precipitation and kinetics of mixed-metal solids in soils, sediments, and mineral systems: Implications for equilibrium speciation calculations," American Chemical Society, San Diego, California, USA. (March 2016).

15. Oldham, V., Jones, M. R., Siebecker, M. G., Tebo, B. M., Mucci, A., Luther, G. W., Gordon Research Conference in Chemical Oceanography, "The cycling of Mn(III)-L in the suboxic porewaters and overlying oxic waters of the St. Lawrence Estuary, Québec, Canada," Holderness, New Hampshire, USA. (July 2015).

14. Siebecker, M. G., Madison, A. S., Luther, G. W., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Reduction kinetics of polymeric (soluble) manganese(IV) oxide (MnO2) by ferrous iron (Fe2+)," American Chemical Society, Denver, Colorado, USA. (March 2015).

13. Li, W., Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Tackling rapid reaction kinetics at the mineral- water interface using quick-scanning X-ray absorption spectroscopy," American Chemical Society, Denver, Colorado, USA. (March 2015).

12. Oldham, V., Jones, M. R., Siebecker, M. G., Tebo, B. M., Mucci, A., Luther, G. W., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "The source of Mn3+L in the surface waters of the Saguenay Fjord, Québec, Canada," American Chemical Society, Denver, Colorado, USA. (March 2015).

11. Li, W., Siebecker, M. G., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "Kinetics of Ni-Al layer double hydroxide precipitate formation on aluminum oxide: A time-resolved XRD and quick-scanning EXAFS study," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Tampa, Florida, USA. (November 2013).

10. Siebecker, M. G., Li, W., Khalid, S., Sparks, D. L., 5th Department of Plant and Soil Sciences Symposium, "Rapid formation of nickel rich precipitates on clay minerals revealed by Q-EXAFS spectroscopy," University of Delaware and Longwood Gardens, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. (May 2013).

9. Siebecker, M., Li, W., Khalid, S., Sparks, D. L., University of Delaware Annual Graduate Student Forum, "Real time transition metal precipitation on clay minerals," University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. (May 2013).

8. Siebecker, M., Li, W., Khalid, S., Sparks, D. L., American Chemical Society National Meeting, "Real-time sorption and precipitation of nickel on clay minerals: An in situ quick-EXAFS investigation," New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (April 2013).

7. Siebecker, M., Li, W., Khalid, S., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "An in situ real-time quick X-ray absorption spectroscopic (Q-XAS) investigation of Ni precipitation on Al-rich soil minerals," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, San Antonio, Texas, USA. (October 2011).

6. Siebecker, M., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L., 19th World Congress of Soil Science, "Nickel speciation in serpentine soils using synchrotron radiation techniques," International Union of Soil Science, Brisbane, Australia. (August 2010).

5. Siebecker, M., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L., Plant and Soil Sciences Graduate Research Symposium, "Elucidating nickel distribution in serpentine soils using µ-SXRF and µ-SXRD," University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA. (April 2010).

4. Centofanti, T., Siebecker, M., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L., International Phytotechnology Conference, "Phytoavailability of Ni compounds to Alyssum species," International Phytotechnology Society, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (December 2009).

3. Siebecker, M. G., Centofanti, T., Chaney, R. L., Sparks, D. L., Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, "Geogenic nickel speciation in serpentine soils and its relationship to nickel uptake in hyperaccumulator plants," American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (November 2009).

2. Siebecker, M. G., Paulose, B., Lanza, G., Parkash, O., 12th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, "Phytoremediation potential for Crambe plant (Crambe abyssinica) of heavy metal contaminated soil," University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (2006).

1. Siebecker, M. G., Gonzalez, N., Norman, D., Institute for Central American Development Studies, "An assessment for combined production of rice and tilapia fish," Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS), San Jose, Costa Rica. (2004).