Peer-reviewed scientific publications with NS students serving as first author, 1999-2011.
The following citations refer to research conducted by Natural Science students as undergraduates, usually as part of their Division III (senior thesis) though occasionally as part of their Division II (concentration). As the first authors, these students took the lead in conducting the research and writing the paper, a rare accomplishment for an undergraduate. Hampshire students appear in bold.
Koelmel J, Amarasiriwardena D. Imaging of metal bioaccumulation in Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) rhizomes growing on contaminated soils by laser ablation ICP-MS. Environment and Pollution. 2012;169:62-70.
Mathis, K, Philpott S, Moreira M. Parasite Lost: Chemical and Visual Cues Used by Pseudacteon in Search of Azteca instabilis. Journal of Insect Behavior. 2011; 24(3):186-199.
Bartkus L, Amarasiriwardena D, Arriaza B, Bellis D, Yañez J. Exploring lead exposure in ancient Chilean mummies using a single strand of hair by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microchemical Journal 2011;98:267–274.
Van Vleek B, Amarasiriwardena D, Xing B. Investigation of distribution of soil antimony using sequential extraction and antimony complexed to soil-derived humic acids molar mass fractions extracted from various depths in a shooting range soil. Microchemical Journal 2011;97:68–73.
Byrne S, Amarasiriwardena D, Bandak B, Bartkus L, Kane J, Jones J, Yanez J, Arriaza B and L Cornejo. Were Chinchorros exposed to arsenic? Arsenic determination in Chinchorro mummies' hair by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microchemical Journal 2010;94:28-35.
Steely S, Amarasiriwardena D. An investigation of lead distribution and lead complexed to soil derived humic acids from a shooting range. Chapter 6 in Natural Organic Matter and its significance in the Environment. F. Wu and B. Xing (Eds), Science Press, Beijing, pp 164-171, 2009.
Borchelt AM, Conlisk E, Cremer M. Age at menopause in rural El Salvador. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2009;107:65-66.
Ceriotti G, Amarasiriwardena D. A study of antimony complexed to soil-derived humic acids and inorganic antimony species along a Massachusetts highway. Microchemical Journal. 2009;91:85-93.
Glick H. Experimental Archaeology and Experiential Education Abroad. Bulletin of the Society of Primitive Technology, Spring 2008; Issue 35.
Steely S, Amarasiriwardena D, Xing B. An investigation of inorganic antimony species and antimony associated with soil humic acid molar mass fractions in contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution. 2007;148:590-598.
Steely S, Amarasiriwardena D, Jones J, Yañez J. A rapid approach for assessment of arsenic exposure by elemental analysis of single strand of hair using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Microchemical Journal. 2007;86:235-240.
Hale R, Groffman P. Chloride effects on nitrogen dynamics in forested and suburban stream debris dam. Journal of Environmental Quality. 2006;35:2425-2432.
Newton K, Amarasiriwardena D, Xing B. Distribution of soil arsenic species, lead and arsenic bound to humic acid molar mass fractions in a contaminated apple orchard. Environmental Pollution. 2006;143:197-205.
Webb E, Amarasiriwardena D, Tauch S, Green E, Jones J. Goodman A. Inductively coupled plasma-mass (ICP-MS) and atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES): Versatile analytical techniques to identify the archived elemental information in human teeth. Microchemical Journal. 2005;81:201-208.
Dua A, Danku J, Amarasiriwardena D, Xing B, Barnes R. Trace metal speciation investigation of soil humic acids isolated from New England soils: A capillary electrophoresis-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (CE-ICP-MS) study. In Ghabbour, E.A., & Davies, G. (Eds.) Humic Substances: Molecular Details and Applications in Land and Water Conservation (pp. 225-239). New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2005
Greene E, Tauch S, Webb E, Amarasiriwardena D. Application of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) for the identification of potential diagenesis and crystallinity changes in teeth. Microchemical Journal. 2004;76:141-149.
Kang D, Amarasiriwardena D, Goodman A. Application of laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to investigate trace metal spatial distributions in human tooth enamel and dentine growth layers and pulp. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2004;378:1608-1615.
Bell J, Amarasiriwardena D, Siripinyanond A. Xing B, Barnes RM. Investigation of colloidal properties and trace metal complexation characteristics of soil-derived fulvic acids by flow field-flow fractionation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (Flow FFF-ICP-MS). In Ghabbour, E.A., & Davies, G. (Eds.) Humic Substances: Nature’s Most Versatile Materials (pp. 229-242), New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2003
Tunstall S, Amarasiriwardena D (2002). Characterization of lead and lead leaching properties of lead glazed ceramics from the Solis Valley, Mexico, using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFT). Microchemical Journal. 2002;73:335-347.
Anderson T, Shifley L, Amarasiriwardena D, Siripinyanond A, Xing B, Barnes, RM. Characterization of trace metals complexed to humic acids derived from agricultural soils, annelid composts, and sediment by flow field-flow fractionation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (Flow FFF-ICP-MS). In Ghabbour, E.A., & Davies, G. (Eds.) Humic Substances: Structures, Models and Functions (pp. 165-177), Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2001
Dixon B, Propkopy R, Schultz B. Influence of weather and time of day on plum curculio (Coloeptera: Curculionidae) tree canopy entry behaviors and evaluation of traps for predicting fruit injury. Journal of Entomological Science. 1999;34:191-202.
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