Jon Chorover

Dr. Jon Chorover
Department Head, Professor
Shantz 429 & Gould-Simpson 808

Department of Soil Water and Environmental Science
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210038
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0038

Office Phone: 
(520) 626-5635
Lab Phone: 
(520) 621-7228
(520) 621-1647

Postdoctoral, Environmental Chemistry, University of Geneva, 1994
Ph.D., Soil Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1993
M.S., Forest Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1988
B.S., Environmental Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1983

07/05-present: Professor, University of Arizona.
9/01-6/05: Associate Professor, University of Arizona.
1/95-9/01: Assistant and Associate Professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
12/93-12/94: NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland

My research interests relate to biogeochemical processes occurring in soil, sediment and water. My lab group applies the tools of analytical chemistry - particularly mass spectrometry and molecular spectroscopy - in field, mesocosm and bench-scale experiments. An overarching goal is to elucidate coupled biological and geochemical processes that influence the form and mobility of metal(loid)s and organic molecules in the earth’s near-surface environment.

I teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry (SWES 462/562), Advanced Soil and Water Chemistry (SWES 563), and Molecular Biogeochemistry (SWES 568)

Book Chapters

Chorover, J. 2010. Impact of soil physicochemical and biological reactions on transport of nutrients and pollutants in the critical zone. Book chapter in “Handbook of Soil Science” (P. M. Huang, ed.), Academic Press, NY.

Chorover, J. and M. L. Brusseau. 2008. Kinetics of sorption-desorption, Book chapter, pp. 109-149 in “Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction” (S. L. Brantley, J. D. Kubicki and A. F. White, eds.), Springer, NY.

Brusseau, M. L., and J. Chorover. 2007. Chemical processes affecting contaminant fate and transport in soil and water. Book chapter for textbook entitled “Environmental and Pollution Science, 2nd Edition” (I. L. Pepper, C. P. Gerba and M. L. Brusseau eds.)

Journal Articles

Solis-Dominguez, F., A. Valentin-Vargas, J. Chorover, and R.M. Maier. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on plant biomass and the rhizosphere microbial community structure of mesquite grown in acidic lead/zinc mine tailings. Sci. Total Environ., in press.

Mohanram, A., C. Ray, R.W. Harvey, D.W. Metge, J.N. Ryan, J. Chorover, and D.D. Eberl. 2010. Comparison of transport and attachment behaviors of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts and oocyst-sized microspheres being advected through three minerologically different granular porous media. Water Research 44:5334-5344

Goyne, K. W., S. L. Brantley, and J. Chorover. 2010. Rare earth element release from phosphate minerals in the presence of organic acids. Chem. Geol. (in press).

Thompson, A., D. Rancourt, O. A. Chadwick, and J. Chorover. 2010. Iron solid-phase differentiation along a redox gradient in basaltic soils. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (in press).

Francesconi, K. A., and J. Chorover. 2010. Recalcitrance – dead and buried? Environ. Chem. 7, 319-320.

Rasmussen, C., P.A. Troch, J. Chorover, P. Brooks, J. Pelletier, and T.E. Huxman. 2010. An open system energy-based framework for predicting Critical Zone structure and function. Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-010-9476-8.

Gao, X. D.; Chorover, J. Adsorption of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) at ZnSe and a-Fe2O3 surfaces: Combining infrared spectroscopy and batch uptake studies. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2010, 348, 167-176