Senior Fellow, By Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Huffington Family Professor in Earth Sciences
Senior Fellow, by Courtesy
Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Freshwater, Public Health
Scott Fendorf's research seeks to define processes (chemical, biological, and hydrological) that drive the cycling and fate of trace elements (e.g. arsenic, chromium, uranium) within soils, sediments, and surface waters. His research uses molecular-level techniques to define the processes under study and to examine time-dependent (kinetic) factors. Dr. Fendorf studies chemical environments that develop as a result of both biotic and abiotic processes, and strives to account for the physical complexity and hydrology of natural settings. Dr. Fendorf is particularly interested in chemical environments and reactions involving contaminants and nutrients.
Selected Publications by this Author
News & Press Releases
A new study reveals that organic matter whose breakdown would yield only minimal energy for hungry microorganisms preferentially builds up in floodplains, illuminating a new mechanism of carbon sequestration.
By Adam Hadhazy,
Scott Fendorf's new study looks into the connection between farming and greenhouse gas emissions.
By Zhou Xin,
Scott Fendorf co-contributor in study that looks into potentially high and dangerous levels of manganese in U.S. Glacial Aquifer and 3 Asian countries.
By Sarah Nightingale,
Discusses research led by Woods Senior Fellow Scott Fendorf (Earth System Science)
By Brooks Hays,