Publications

Current Projects
Mercury Team

left to right: Dr. Mae Gustin, Dr. Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham, Adriel Luippold (May ’18)

“Refining and testing methods for identifying and quantifying gaseous oxidized mercury in air”
Collaborators: Mae Gustin, Seth Lyman

“Algae from waste waters as a sustainable protein source: Fate of heavy metals”
Collaborators: Sage Hiibel, Mae Gustin

“Study of the biochemical mechanisms by which mercury is sequestered in plants”
Collaborators: Won-Gyu Choi, Mae Gustin, Jeff Harper

“Pet Food Mercury & Genetics Experiment at University of Nevada, Reno: Determining percent methylmercury and identifying sources of protein contamination in companion animal foods and treats”
Collaborators: Mae Gustin, Mike Teglas, Lindsay Chichester, Mary Peacock, Kelly Klingler, Margarita Vargas Estrada

“Assessment of the variation in tree ring mercury concentrations between co-located tree species”
Collaborators: Ben Ingle, Mae Gustin

Peer-Reviewed Publications & Book Chapters

“Persistent agricultural legacy in soil influences plant restoration success in a Great Basin salt desert ecosystem”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Stephanie Freund, Shauna Uselman, Elizabeth Leger, and Benjamin Sullivan
In press, Ecological Restoration

“Comparison of 4 methods for measurement of reactive, gaseous oxidized, and particulate bound mercury”
Mae Gustin, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Lei Zhang
Environmental Science & Technology, (2019), doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b04648

“General Geochemistry and Microbiology Techniques”
In: Analytical Geomicrobiology: A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham and Yaqi You

“What is in commercial cat and dog food? The case for mercury and ingredient testing”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Kelly Klingler, Mary Peacock, Mike Teglas, Mae Gustin
Science of The Total Environment, (2019), 684, 276-280

“Evaluation of cation exchange membrane performance under exposure to high Hgº and HgBr2 concentrations”
Matthieu Miller, Mae Gustin, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, and Grant Edwards
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, (2019), 12, 1207-1217

“Biogeochemical fate of ferrihydrite-model organic compound complexes during anaerobic microbial reduction”
Dawit Wardofa, Dinesh Adhikari, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Qian Zhao, Simon Poulson, Yuanzhi Tang, and Yu Yang
Science of The Total Environment, (2019), 668, 216-223

“Aerobic respiration of mineral-bound organic carbon in a soil”
Dinesh Adhikari, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Dawit Wordofa, Paul Verburg, Simon Poulson, and Yu Yang
Science of The Total Environment, (2019) 651, 1253-1260

“The effect of natural organic matter on the adsorption of mercury to bacterial cells”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Bhoopesh Mishra, Satish Myneni, and Jeremy B. Fein
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, (2015) 150, 1-10

“The effect of chloride on the adsorption of Hg onto three bacterial species”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Brian Farrell, Bhoopesh Mishra, Satish Myneni, and Jeremy B. Fein
Chemical Geology, (2014) 373, 106-114

“Bioreduction of hydrogen uranyl phosphate: mechanisms and U(IV) products”
Xue Rui, Man Jae Kwon, Edward O’Loughlin, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Jeremy B. Fein, Bruce A. Bunker, Kenneth Kemner, and Maxim Boyanov
Environmental Science & Technology, (2013) 47, 5668-5678

“The effects of non-metabolizing bacterial cells on the precipitation of U, Pb and Ca phosphates”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Xue Rui, Bruce A. Bunker, Nicolas Menguy, Roland Hellmann, and Jeremy B. Fein
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, (2011) 75, 2828-2847

Submitted Manuscripts

“Unexpected mechanism for glucose-primed soil organic carbon mineralization under an anaerobic-aerobic transition”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Qian Zhao, Daniel Obrist, and Yu Yang
Submitted

“Improvements for quantification and identification of atmospheric reactive mercury: the University of Nevada, Reno-Reactive Mercury Active System 2.0.
Adriel Luippold, Mae Gustin, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Lei Zhang
Submitted

Manuscripts In Preparation

“The influence of Fe on C mineralization following rewetting of degraded meadow soils in the Sierra Nevadas”
Cody Reed, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Sarah Castle, and Benjamin Sullivan

“Anaerobic-aerobic transition regulates the oxidation of organic carbon”
Qian Zhao, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Simon Poulson, and Yu Yang

“Chronological relationships between microbial community and aboveground plant community diversity in W. S. Cooper’s succession sites in Glacier Bay National Park”
Sarah Bisbing, Brian Buma, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Sarah Castle, David Vuono, and Benjamin Sullivan