Soil Biogeochemistry & Biogeophysics


Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters:

Kausch, M. and C. Pallud. 2013. Modeling the impact of soil aggregate size on selenium immobilization. Biogeosciences. 10: 1323-1336. Open access

Kausch, M. and C. Pallud. 2013. Science, policy, and management of irrigation-induced selenium contamination in California. J. Environ. Qual. 42: 1605-1614. Open access

Masue-Slowey, Y., Ying, S., Kocar, B.D., Pallud, C. and S. Fendorf. 2013. Dependence of arsenic fate and transport on biogeochemical heterogeneity arising from physical structure of soils and sediments. J. Environ. Qual. 42: 1119-1129.

Villa-Romero, J.F., Kausch, M. and C. Pallud. 2013. Selenate reduction and adsorption in littoral sediments from a hypersaline California lake, the Salton Sea. Hydrobiologia. 709: 129-142.

Kausch, M., Ng, P., Ha, J. and C. Pallud. 2012. Soil-aggregate scale heterogeneity in microbial selenium reduction. Vadose. Zone. J. Open access. doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0101.

Gu, C., Laverman, A.M. and C. Pallud. 2012. Environmental controls on nitrogen and sulfur  cycles in surficial aquatic sediments. Front. Microbio. 3: 45 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00045.

Laverman, A.M., Pallud, C., Abell, J. and P. Van Cappellen. 2012. Comparative survey of nitrate and sulfate reduction in aquatic sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 77: 474-488.

Maggi, F. and C. Pallud. 2012. The rise of hydrological science off Earth. J. Hydrol. 416-417: 12-18.

Stam, M.C., Mason, P.R.D., Laverman, A.M., Pallud, C. and P. Van Cappellen. 2011. 34S/32S fractionation by sulfate-reducing microbial communities in estuarine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 75: 3903-3914.

Maggi, F. and C. Pallud. 2010a. Martian base agriculture: The effect of low gravity on water flow, nutrient cycles, and microbial biomass dynamics. Adv. Space Res. 46: 1257-1265.

Maggi, F. and C. Pallud. 2010b. Space agriculture in micro-and hypo-gravity: A comparative study of soil hydraulics and biogeochemistry in a cropping unit on Earth, Mars, the Moon and the space station. Planet. Space Sci. 58: 1996-2007.

Pallud, C., Kausch, M., Fendorf, S. and C. Meile. 2010. Spatial patterns and modeling of reductive ferrihydrite transformation observed in artificial soil aggregates. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44: 74-79.

Pallud, C., Masue-Slowey, Y. and S. Fendorf. 2010. Aggregate-scale spatial heterogeneity in reductive transformation of ferrihydrite resulting from coupled biogeochemical and physical processes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 74: 2811-2825.

Stam, M.C., Mason, P.R.D., Pallud, C. and P. Van Cappellen. 2010. Sulfate reducing activity and sulfur isotope fractionation by natural microbial communities in sediments of a hypersaline soda lake (Mono Lake, California). Chem. Geol. 278: 23-30.


Oh, N.H. and C. Pallud. 2009. Dissolved organic carbon export from Sacramento and San Joaquin river watersheds as impacted by precipitation and agricultural land use. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B43A-0346.


Pallud, C., Meile, C., Laverman, A.M. and P. Van Cappellen. 2007. The use of flow-through sediment reactors in biogeochemical kinetics: Methodology and examples of applications. Mar. Chem. 106: 256-271. 

Dechesne, A., Pallud, C. and G.L. Grundmann. 2007. Spatial distribution of bacteria at the microscale in soil. In The spatial distribution of microbes in the environment. R.B. Franklin and A.L. Mills, (Eds.), pp 87-107.

Pallud, C. and P. Van Cappellen. 2006. Kinetics of microbial sulfate reduction in estuarine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 70: 1148-1162.

Laverman, A.M., Van Cappellen, P., van Rotterdam-Los, D., Pallud, C., and J. Abell. 2006. Potential rates and pathways of microbial nitrate reduction in coastal sediments. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 58: 179-192.

Regnier P., Dale A., Pallud, C., van Lith Y., Bonneville S., Hyacinthe C., Thullner M., Laverman A. M., and Van Cappellen P. 2005. Incorporating geomicrobial processes in reactive transport models of subsurface environments. In Reactive Transport in Soil and Groundwater: Processes and Models. Nuetzmann, G., Viotti, P. and P. Aagaard (Eds.), pp. 107-126. Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Dechesne, A., Pallud, C., Bertolla, F. and G.L. Grundmann. 2005. Impact of the microscale distribution of a Pseudomonas strain introduced into soil columns on potential contacts with indigenous bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 8123-8131.

Pallud, C., Dechesne, A., Gaudet, J.P., Debouzie, D. and G.L. Grundmann. 2004. Modification of the spatial distribution of the 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid degrader micro-habitats during growth in soil columns. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 2709-2716.

Thullner M., Pallud, C., Van Cappellen P. and P. Regnier. 2004. Correlation between in-situ reaction rates and microbial biomass distribution in porous media influenced by different transport regimes. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51D-1189.

Van Cappellen, P., Dale, A., Pallud, C., van Lith, Y., Bonneville, S., Hyacinthe, C., Thullner, M., Laverman A.M. and P. Regnier. 2004. Incorporating geomicrobial processes in subsurface reactive transport models. International COST629 Workshop "Saturated and unsaturated zone: Integration of process knowledge into effective models", Roma. May 5-7, 2004, pp 339-348.

Dechesne, A., Pallud, C., Debouzie, D., Flandrois, J.P., Gaudet, J.P. and G.L. Grundmann. 2003. A method to study the microscale 3-D spatial distribution of bacteria in soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 35: 1537-1546.

Regnier, P., Laverman, A.M., Pallud, C., Van Lith, Y. and P. Van Cappellen. 2002. From process-oriented laboratory experiments to the modelling of complex natural systems: incorporation of microbial dynamics in a Biogeochemical Reaction Network Simulator based on the concept of a ‘Knowledge Base’. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 66 (Suppl. 1): A628.

Pallud, C., Viallard, V., Balandreau, J., Normand, P. and G. Grundmann. 2001. Combined use of a specific probe and PCAT medium to  study Burkholderia in soil. J. Microbiol. Met. 47: 25-34.