Tara Kneeshaw - Assistant Professor of Geology
135 Padnos Hall of Science
One Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403
Office Telephone: (616)-331-8996
Office Fax: (616)-331-3740
Electronic Mail: kneeshta@gvsu.edu


Texas A&M University, Ph.D. Geology, 2008

Albion College, B.A. Geology and Biology, 2001

Research Interests:


My primary area of research is in environmental biogeochemistry. I use field and laboratory techniques to predict chemical form, mobility, and toxicity in dynamic natural environments (ex. wetlands). I am a very interdisciplinary scientist and I often utilize fundamental knowledge in thermodynamics, geochemistry, microbiology, and hydrogeology to study the fate of chemicals in natural systems.

Selected Publications:

Kneeshaw, T.A., McGuire, J.T., Cozzarelli, I.M., Smith, E.W., 2011, Quantifying In Situ Sulfate Reduction Rates in Response to Geochemical Perturbations. Ground Water, 49: no. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00782.x.

Markley, C.T., Miller, H., Kneeshaw, T.A., Herbert, B.E., 2009, Influence of Instructors’ Conceptions of Learning on Classroom Education in Geology at a Doctoral/Research University. Journal of Geoscience Education, Vol. 57, n. 4, p. 264-274.

Kneeshaw, T.A., McGuire, J.T., Smith, E.W., Cozzarelli, I.M., 2007, Evaluation of Sulfate Reduction at Experimentally Induced Mixing Interfaces Using Small-Scale Push-Pull Tests in an Aquifer-Wetland System. Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 22, 2618-2629.



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