Dr. Jon Chorover

LEO Research Collaborator- GCR Grant

Jon Chorover is Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona (UA). His research group explores the biogeochemistry of soil, sediment and water through laboratory and field-based experiments probed with advanced analytical chemistry techniques. Of particular interest is resolving how mineral-organic-microbe interactions influence nutrient availability to plants, the weathering of soils, the stabilization of organic carbon, and the speciation, mobility and bioaccessibility of pollutants. He has authored over 220 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Chorover is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, editor for the journals Environmental Chemistry and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. He directs a core analytical chemistry facility at UA, the Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (www.alec.arizona.edu) and serves as PI of the UA-led, NSF-funded Santa Catalina Mountains – Jemez River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (http://criticalzone.org/catalina-jemez/). He received his B.S. (Environmental Science) from University of Michigan, and M.S. (Forest Science) and Ph.D. (Soil and Water Chemistry) from UC Berkeley, worked as an NSF postdoctoral fellow in Analytical Chemistry at University of Geneva, and was on the faculty of Penn State University before joining the faculty of University of Arizona.