Located on the University of Arizona’s main campus, Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants (ALEC) specializes in analyzing a wide range of organic and inorganic dissolved, macromolecular, and nano-particulate compounds in various environmental matrices, including LEO pore and seepage waters.  The facility houses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and molecular spectroscopy instrumentation in support of faculty, students and staff conducting environmental research. 

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2018 (Published)

Trace element mobilization during incipient bioweathering of four rock types . Burghelea, C. I., Dontsova, K., Zaharescu, D. G., Maier, R. M., Huxman, T., Amistadi, M. K., Hunt, E., Chorover, J. (2018): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 234: 98-114.

2017 (Published)

Ecosystem Composition Controls the Fate of Rare Earth Elements during Incipient Soil Genesis . Zaharescu, D. G., Burghelea, C. I., Dontsova, K., Presler, J. K., Maier, R. M., Huxman, T., Domanik, K. J., Hunt, E. A., Amistadi, M. K., Gaddis, E. E., Palacios-Menendez, M. A., Vaquera-Ibarra, M. O. and Chorover, J. (2017): Scientific Reports 7: 43208.

2016 (Published)

Solid-phase redistribution of rare earth elements in hillslope pedons subjected to different hydrologic fluxes . Vázquez-Ortega, A., Huckle, D., Perdrial, J., Amistadi, M. K., Durcik, M., Rasmussen, C., McIntosh, J., Chorover, J. (2016): Chemical Geology 426: 1-18.

2016 (Published)

Pore water chemistry reveals gradients in mineral transformation across a model basaltic hillslope . Pohlmann, M., Dontsova, K., Root, R., Ruiz, J., Troch, P., and Chorover, J. (2016): Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17(6): 2054–2069.

2015 (Published)

Mineral nutrient mobilization by plants from rock: influence of rock type and arbuscular mycorrhiza . Burghelea, C., Zaharescu, D. G., Dontsova, K., Maier, R., Huxman, T., Chorover J. (2015): Biogeochemistry 124(1): 187-203.

2014 (Published)

Impact of organic carbon on weathering and chemical denudation of granular basalt . Dontsova, K., Zaharescu, D., Henderson, W., Verghese, S., Perdrial, N., Hunt, E., Chorover, J. (2014): Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 139: 508–526.

2014 (Published)

Cracking the Code of Soil Genesis. The Early Role of Rare Earth Elements . Zaharescu, D., Dontsova, K., Burghelea, C., Maier, R., Huxman, T., Chorover, J. (2014): Abstract B32D-03 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 Dec.