Scott Fendorf

Professor,  Soil Biogeochemistry     


Office: Green Earth Science Bldg 301

Mailing Address: 

    Environmental Earth System Science

    473 Via Ortega

    Stanford University

    Stanford,  CA  94305-4015

Phone: (650) 723-5238

FAX: (650) 725-2199





BS, California Polytechnic State University, SLO (1988)
MS, University of California, Davis (1990)
PhD, University of Delaware  (1992)

Background Information:  After graduating from the University of Delaware, I began a faculty position in the Soil Science Division at the University of Idaho.  I spent six great years (1993-1998) in Idaho (first as an Assistant and later as an Associate Professor of Soil Chemistry) before coming to Stanford in January of 1999 where I now run a program in soil biogeochemistry.    

Research Interests:  I am interested in the chemical and biological processes that control the fate and movement of elements (ranging from carbon to arsenic to uranium) within soils, sediments, and surface waters.  My research group examines the chemical environments that develop as a result of both biotic and abiotic processes, and we strive to account for the physical complexity and hydrology of natural settings.   A particular emphasis is given on reactions which change the oxidation state (redox reactions) and associated speciation of  contaminants/nutrients or solids that control their partitioning.  Further details on the work being performed in our group is provided in the parent page;  please see the link at the bottom of this page to get back to the Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry Group.   




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