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Justin B. Richardson


National Office outreach officer, Former CZO Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Soil biogeochemistry of plant-essential and toxic metals.

Assistant Professor, UMass Amherst

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PhD, Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2015

My research aims determine how metals cycle between living organisms and their environment. I use traditional soil science practices with advanced chemical methods to identify and quantify the movement of metals in terrestrial ecosystems. My areas of interest include: 1) uptake of toxic metals by biota and vegetation, 2) influence of pedogenesis on fate and transport of metals, 3) human impacts on the accumulation and retention of plant-essential and toxic metals in soil. My website:

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