Current Projects

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

“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, Adriel Luippold

Manuscripts In Preparation
Mercury Team

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

“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

“Glucose-primed soil organic carbon mineralization under an anaerobic-aerobic transition”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Qian Zhao, Simon Poulson, Daniel Obrist, and Yu Yang

“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

“In situ remobilization potential of noncrystalline U(IV) species in groundwater”
Daniel Alessi, Malgorzata Stylo, Juan Lezama Pacheco, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Kenneth Williams, Philip Long, John Bargar, and Rizlan Bernier-Latmani

Submitted Manuscripts & Book Chapters

“General Techniques in Geochemistry and Microbiology”
In: Analytical Geomicrobiology: A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham and Yaqi You
Finalized, prints expected June 2019

“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
Revisions submitted

“Plant-soil relationships in a native salt desert shrubland differ from relationships in an adjacent restored field”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Stephanie Freund, Shauna Uselman, Elizabeth Leger, and Benjamin Sullivan
In review

“Biogeochemical fate of ferrihydrite-model organic compound complexes during anaerobic reduction”
Dawit Wardofa, Dinesh Adhikari, Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Qian Zhao, Simon Poulson, Yuanzhi Tang, and Yu Yang
In review

“What is in commercial cat and dog food? The case for mercury and DNA testing”
Sarrah M. Dunham-Cheatham, Kelly Klingler, Mary Peacock, Mike Teglas, Mae Gustin

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“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


Updated 12/15/2018