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Publications

  1. Nico, P.S.; Stewart, B.D.; Fendorf, S. E., Environmental Science and Technology, 2009 ASAP “Incorporation of Oxidized Uranium into Fe(hydr)oxides during Fe(II) Catalyzed Remineralization” (LBNL-2506E)
  2. Stewart, B.D.; Nico, P.S.; Fendorf, S. E.; Environmental Science and Technology, 2009 43(13) 4922-4927 “Stability of Uranium Incorporated into Fe(hydr)oxides Under Fluctuating Redox Conditions” (LBNL-1863E)
  3. Tufano, K.J.; Benner, S.G., Mayer, K.U.; Marcus, M.A.; Nico, P.S.; Fendorf, S.; 2009 Vadose Zone Journal “Aggregate-Scale Heterogeneity in Iron (Hydr)oxide Reductive Transformations”
  4. Nico, P.S.; Kumfer, B.K.; Kennedy, I.M.; Anastasio, C.; Aerosol Sci. and Technol., 2009 43(1) 60-70 “Redox Dynamics of Mixed Metal (Mn, Cr, and Fe) Ultrafine Particles” (LBNL-811E)
  5. Soler, J.M.; Boi, M.; Mogollón, J.L.; Cama, J., Ayora, C.; Nico, P.S.; Tamura, N.; Kunz, M.;  Applied Geochemistry 2008, 23, 3579-3588 “The passivation of calcite by acid mine water. Column experiments with ferric sulfate and ferric chloride solutions at pH 2” (LBNL-955E)
  6. Hopp, L.; Nico, P.S.; Marcus, M.A.; Peiffer, S. Environ. Sci. and Technol., 2008 42(17) 6481-6486 “Arsenic and chromium partitioning in a podzolic soil contaminated by chromated copper arsenate” (LBNL-353E)
  7. Niess, J.; Stewart, B.D.; Nico, P.S.; Fendorf, S.E., Environ. Sci. and Technol., 2007, 41(21) 7343-7348 “Speciation Dependent Microbial Reduction of Uranium Within Iron-coated Sands under Dynamic Flow” (LBNL-63022)
  8. Werner, M.L.; Nico, P.S.; Marcus, M.A.; Anastasio, C.; Environ. Sci. and Technol. 2007; 41(14), 4919-4924. “Speciation of Chromium in Airborne Fine Particles in the Sacramento Valley” (LBNL-62779)
  9. Werner, M.; Nico, P.,; Bing, G.; Kennedy, I.; Anastasio, C.; Aerosol Sci. and Technol. 2006, 40(7), 545-556 “Atmospheric Transformation of Chromium in Ultrafine Combustion Aerosol Particles”  (LBNL-59104)
  10. Nico, P.S.; Ruby, M.V.; Lowney, Y.W.; Holm, S.E.; Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 40(1), 402-408   “Chemical Speciation and Bioaccessibility of Arsenic and Chromium in Chromated Copper Arsenate-Treated Wood and Soils”  (LBNL-59097)
  11. Nico, P.S.; Fendorf, S.E.; Lowney, Y.W.; Holm, S.E.; Ruby, M.V.; Environ. Sci. Technol. 2004, 38, 5253-5260   “Chemical Structure of Arsenic and Chromium in CCA-Treated Wood:  Implications of Environmental Weathering”  
  12. Hansel, CM; Benner, SG; Nico, P; Fendorf, S., Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 2004, 68, 3217-3229  ”Structural constraints of ferric (hydr)oxides on dissimilatory iron reduction and the fate of Fe(II)”
  13. Nico, P.S.; Anastasio, C; Zasoski, R.J., Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.  2002, 66, 4067-4076  “Rapid Photo-oxidation of Mn(II) Mediated by Humic Substances”
  14. Nico, P. S.; Zasoski, R. J., Environ. Sci. Technol. 2001, 35, 3338-3343, “Mn(III) Availability as a Rate Controlling Factor in the Oxidation of Phenol and Sulfide on d-MnO2
  15. Nico, P. S.; Zasoski, R. J., Environ. Sci. Technol. 2000, 34, 3363-3367, “Importance of Mn(III) Availability on Cr(III) Oxidation on Birnessite."

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Book Chapters

  1. B. Gilbert, C. S. Kim, C.-L. Dong, J. Guo, P. S. Nico and D. K. Shuh, “Oxygen K-edge emission and absorption spectroscopy of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles” X-ray Absorption Fine Structure-XAFS13, 2007, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, v882, p.51-55, Edited by B. Hedman and P. Pianetta (LBNL-62225)
  2. A.R. Gerson, C. Anastasio, S. Crowe, D. Fowle, B. Guo, I. Kennedy, E. Lombi, P.S. Nico, M.A. Marcus, R.R. Martin, S.J. Naftel, A.J. Nelson, D. Paktunc, J.A. Roberts, C.G. Weisener and M.L. Werner, “Frontiers in Assessing the Role of Chemical Speciation and Natural Attenuation on the Bioavailability of Contaminants in the Terrestrial Environment,” Chapter 7 in Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environments, (Ed. R. Naidu) Elsevier, Developments in Soil Science, vol. 32, March 2008 (LBNL-60830)
  3. Peter S. Nico and Scott E. Fendorf,  Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, “Kinetics of Redox Reactions” 2004, p372-378, Daniel Hillel, Editor-in-Chief, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK.

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Invited Presentations

  • A STXM/NEXAFS Investigation of the Role of Particle Composition in Organic Matter Stabilization - December 2007
    • Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA
  • Synchrotron Spectromicroscopy and Biogeochemical Interfaces - June 2007
    • Oregon State University, Subsurface Biosphere Initiative SBI/IGERT, Newport, OR
  • Chromium in atmospheric particles: speciation and redox transformations - October 2004
    • 2004 ALS’ User Meeting:  Annual Meeting of users of the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • EXAFS Investigation of Cr and As in CCA Treated Materials - October 2003
    • 19th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water Special Session:
    • CCA Treated Wood – Regulations, Science and Risk Assessment
  • Atmospheric Transformation of Chromium Species on Aerosol Nano-Particles - June 2003
    • Argonne National Lab’s Advanced Light Source User Seminar Series
  • The Influence of Ferric Hydroxide Structure on Sustained Microbial Metabolism and Contaminant Transport - June 2003
    • 84th Annual Meeting of AAAS, Pacific Division, San Francisco
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Selected Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Multi-scale Geophysical Signatures of Biogenic Calcite and FeS Precipitation Using Rifle as a Model Site Wu, Y; Ajo-Franklin, J;Williams, K H;; Hubbard, S S; Nico, P S American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.
  2. Differentiation of organic C and N forms between density fractions: does the presence of Fe matter? Nico, P S; Hatton, P; Derrien, D; Kleber, M; Lajtha, K; Zeller, B American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.
  3. Stability of Uranium Incorporated into Fe(hydr)oxide Structure upon Oxidation and Under Fluctuating Redox Conditions Stewart, B D; Nico, P S; Fendorf, S American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.
  4. Visualizing Rhizosphere Soil Structure Around Living Roots Menon, M; Berli, M; Ghezzehei, T A; Nico, P; Young, M H; Tyler, S W American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.
  5. Redox dynamics of mixed metal (Mn, Cr, and Fe) ultrafine particles Ian M. Kennedy, Cort Anastasio, Benjamin Kumfer, and Peter S. Nico American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2008.
  6. Process-level Heterogeneity Controlling the Fate of Arsenic Scott Fendorf, Benjamin Kocar, Yoko Masue-Slowey, Kate Tufano, Shawn Benner, Peter S. Nico, and Chad W. Saltikov American Chemical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2008.
  7. Redox dynamics of mixed metal (Mn, Cr, and Fe) ultrafine particles Peter S. Nico, Benjamin Kumfer, Ian M. Kennedy, and Cort Anastasio Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, BC., July 2008.
  8. Stability of Uranium Incorporated into Fe(hydr)oxide Structure Under Fluctuating Redox Conditions Brandy Stewart, Peter S. Nico, Scott Fendorf Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, BC., July 2008.
  9. A STXM/NEXAFS Investigation of the Role of Particle Composition in Organic Matter Stablization Nico, P. S., Kleber, M, Sollins, P. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December 2007.
  10. Potential of visualisation methods to further our understanding of CO2 feedback mechanisms of soil organic matter decomposition.  Herrmann AM, Kleber M, Nunan N, Clode PL, Stockdale EA, Murphy DV, Nico P, Ritz K., European Science Foundation: The Role of Soils in the Terrestrial Carbon Balance, Premontres Abbey, Pont a Mousson, France, November 2007.
  11. STXM/NEXAFS to Investigate C and N Distribution on Fe-Bearing  Mineral Particles from Density Fractions, Markus Kleber, Peter Nico, and Phil Sollins, SSSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 2007.
  12. Nitrogen on Mineral surfaces: A STXM/NEXAFS investigation, Kleber, M., Nico, P. and Sollins, P. 3rd International Conference on Mechanisms of Organic Matter Stabilisation andDestabilisation in Soils and Sediments, Adelaide, Australia, September 2007.
  13. Chemical speciation of chromium in ambient aerosol particles.  Peter S. Nico, Michelle Werner, Cort Anastasio, and Matthew A. Marcus, American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago Il., March 2007.
  14. Quantitatively describing and predicting electron balance between  competitive iron and uranium reduction.  Brandy D. Stewart, Peter S. Nico, Rich Amos, and Scott FendorfAmerican Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago Il., March 2007.
  15. Environmental Science Program at Synchrotron Light Sources.  Peter Nico, Paul Northrup, Bruce Ravel, and Sam Webb, DOE, Environmental Remediation Science Program, Spring PI meeting, April 2007.
  16. In Situ Sequestration of 90Sr and Uranium in the Vadose Zone Through Microbial Precipitation of Phosphate Minerals. Mark Conrad, Terry Hazen, Nicolas Spycher, Peter Nico, Eoin Brodie, Yoskiko Fujita, DOE, Environmental Remediation Science Program, Spring PI meeting, April 2007.
  17. Environmental Science Program at Synchrotron Light Sources. Peter Nico, Paul Northrup, Bruce Ravel, and Sam Webb, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Field Research Center Workshop, October 2006.
  18. Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) spectromicroscopy  of actinide particulates. D. K. Shuh, Tolek Tyliszczak, and Peter S. Nico, American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 2006.
  19. Chemistry and Dermal Absorption of As in Residues from Wood Preserved  with Chromated Copper Arsenic (CCA). Y. Lowney, R. Wester, P. Nico, S. Holm, M. Ruby, Society for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (SETAC), Fourth SETAC World Congress, Portland, November 2004.
  20. Chemistry and Dermal Absorption of As in Residues from Wood Preserved  with Chromated Copper Arsenic (CCA). Y. Lowney, R. Wester, P. Nico, S. Holm, M. Ruby, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, March 2004.
  21. The Influence of Iron Biomineralization on Uranium Transport  Peter S. Nico, Shawn G. Benner, Scott E. Fendorf “International Workshop on Biogeochemical Processes involving Iron Minerals in Natural Waters” International Conference Center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) on Monte Verita, Switzerland, November 2003.
  22. EXAFS Investigation of Cr and As in CCA Treated Materials.  Nico, P.S., Fendorf, S.E., Lowney, Y.W., Holm, S.E., Ruby, M.V. 19th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water Special Session: CCA Treated Wood – Regulations, Science and Risk Assessment , October 2003.The Influence of Ferric Hydroxide Structure on Sustained Microbial  Metabolism and Contaminant Transport. P. S. Nico, C. M. Hansel, S. G. Benner, S. E. Fendorf 84th Annual Meeting of AAAS, Pacific Division, San Francisco, June 2003.
  23. Impact of Solution Speciation on Uranium Reduction  Jim Neiss, Peter Nico, Scott Fendorf 84th Annual Meeting of AAAS, Pacific Division, San Francisco, June 2003.
  24. Effects of Reductive Biomineralization of Ferric Hydroxides on  Sustained Microbial Metabolism and Contaminant Sequestration. C. M. Hansel, S. G. Benner, P. S. Nico, S. E. FendorfAmerican Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2002.
  25. Resolving Reductive Biomineralization Pathways of Ferric Hydroxide. C. M. Hansel, S. G. Benner, P. S. Nico, S. E. Fendorf, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2002.
  26. Rate and Mechanism of Cr(VI) Reduction on Magnetite. P. S. Nico, S. E. Fendorf, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2002.
  27. Uranium Retention by Biogenic Magnetite. P. Nico, S. Benner, S. Fendorf, Symposium: Biogenic Substances and their Effect on Trace Metal Cycling and Mineral Weathering 2002 Goldschmidt, Davos, Switzerland, August 2002.
  28. Biogenic Evolution of Microscale Heterogeneity: Impact on Contaminant Dynamics. S. Fendorf, C. Hansel, S. Benner, P. Nico, K. Reville, & B. Bostick, Symposium: Small-scale Processes in Heterogeneous Environments with Relevance to Environmental Biogeochemistry, 2002 Goldschmidt, Davos, Switzerland, August 2002.
  29. Reactive Pathways for the Reductive Stabilization of Metal Contaminants. Scott Fendorf, Colleen Hansel, Shawn Benner, Peter Nico, and Bruce Wielinga, Symposium: Microbially Mediated Redox Process at the Solid-Water Interface, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2002.
  30. Rapid Photo-oxidation of Mn(II) Mediated by Humic Substances. Peter S. Nico, Cort Anasasio, Robert J. Zasoski, Symposium: Microbially Mediated Redox Process at the Solid-Water Interface, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2002.
  31. Indirect Photooxidation of Mn(II)  Peter S. Nico, Robert J. Zasoski Pacifichem (co-sponsored: American Chemical Society and Japanese Chemical Society), Waikiki, December 2000.
  32. Importance of Mn(III) to Several Redox Reactions at the Birnessite Surface Peter S. Nico, Robert J. Zasoski American Chemical Society National Meeting, San FranciscoMarch 2000.
  33. Importance of Mn(III) Availability on Cr(III) Oxidation by Birnessite Peter S. Nico, Robert J. Zasoski American Chemical Society National Meeting, New OrleansAugust 1999.

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