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
Pumping an aquifer to the last drop squeezes out more than water. A Stanford study finds it can also unlock dangerous arsenic from buried clays – and reveals how sinking land can provide an early warning and measure of contamination.
By Josie Gartwhaite,
Scott Fendorf co-authors study looking into the heavy use of groundwater to nourish farmers in Central Valley.
By Kurtis Alexander,
Scott Fendorf's new study looks into the connection between farming and greenhouse gas emissions.
By Zhou Xin,