Dr. Jacqueline Ann Aitkenhead‐Peterson
Current Title: Assistant Professor of Urban Nutrient and Water Management
Appointment: 30% Teaching, 70% Research
Physical Address: 620 Heep Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843‐2474
Email Address: email@example.com
Telephone: 979 845 3682
Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, 2000
M.Sc., Soil Science, University of Aberdeen, 1996
B.Sc., Hons (upper 2nd class) Environmental Science, University of Stirling, 1995
SCSC 458/658 Watersheds and Water Quality Management (Every Spring)
SCSC 401 Forensic Soil Science (Fall ‐ Odd years [unless demand])
SCSC 423/623 Study Abroad: U.K. Natural Resource & Agri Sustainability (Summer I ¡V Even Years)
SCSC 689 Methods of Analysis in Agronomy & Environmental Systems (Fall ¡V Even years)
SCSC 681‐632 Seminar Contemporary Issues in Soil and Water Research (Every Spring)
Current Students (3 PhD and 2 MS)
Major advisor: Michael Alexander (PhD Soil Science); Cheryl Verbree* (PhD Soil Science); Linda Flores*
(PhD Agronomy); Danielle Cioce (MS WMHS); LaShundra Rodgers (MWM).
Committee member for 1 PhD and 2 M.S. students
Graduated Students (2 PhD and 7 MS)
Major advisor: De’Etra Young* (PhD Forestry 2010); Meredith Steele (PhD Soil Science 2011); Eliza
Watson (MS WMHS 2011); Galen Roberts (MWM 2011); Kathryn J. McCrary (MS WMHS 2011); Leon
Holgate* (MS Soil Science 2010); Cara Harclerode* (MS Agronomy 2009); Robert McCleary (Natural
Resources 2006); Jess Alexander (Natural Resources 2005).
Committee member for 10 M.S, and 2 PhD students
Research & Extension Focus:
Surface, ground and irrigation water quality and nutrient movement in watershed soils of urban, rural,
forest, range and agricultural ecosystems and green roofs. Nutrient movement in cadaver
Reported that irrigation water chemistry may be responsible for soil C and P losses in urban
Member of an international research team that determined different methods of measuring
dissolved organic carbon degradability were comparable.
Member of an international research team that determined that forest floor solution can be
estimated by foliar lignin and nitrogen and further by foliar spectroscopic indices.
Reported that watershed soil C:N ratio could be used to predict riverine DOC exports
Publications (10 most recent of 22 Papers, 4 Book Chapters, 1 Edited Book, 57 abstracts). aStudent
Pannkuk T.R., Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A., Steinke K., Thomas J.C., Chalmers D.R. and White R.H.
(accepted). Carbon, nitrogen and orthophosphate leaching from soils under single‐ and mixed‐
species landscapes. HortScience. Impact Factor 0.886.
Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A., bOwings C.G., aAlexander M.B.,bLarison N. and Bytheway J.A. (2011) Mapping
the lateral extent of cadaver decomposition islands with soil chemistry. Forensic Science
International. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.09.007. Journal Impact Factor: 1.821. C
Steele M.K. and Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A. (2011). Long‐term sodium and chloride surface water exports
from the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Science of the Total Environment. 409:3021‐3032.
Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.015. Journal Impact Factor 3.190.
Holgate L.C., Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A. and Gentry T.J. (2011). Irrigation water chemistry: Impact on
microbial community composition and biogeochemical leaching under Lolium perenne (L.) ISRN
Ecology 2011,797910. DOI:10.5402/ECOLOGY. Journal Impact Factor: N/A.
Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A., Nahar N., aHarclerode C. and Stanley N. (2011). Chemistry of urban and rural
watersheds in central Texas. Urban Ecosystems. 14:195‐210. DOI 10.1007/s11252‐010‐0147‐2.
Journal Impact Factor: N/A.
Viswanathan B, Volder A, Watson T and Aitkenhead‐Peterson JA (2011) Impervious and pervious
pavements increase soil CO2 concentrations and reduced root production of American
sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua). Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 10:133‐139.
doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2011.01.001 Journal Impact Factor: N/A.
Aitkenhead‐Peterson JA, Dvorak B, Volder A and Stanley N (2011). Chemistry of growth medium and
leachate from green roof systems in south‐central Texas. Urban Ecosystems, 14: 17‐33. DOI:
10.1007/s11252‐010‐0137‐4. Journal Impact Factor: N/A.
Arveti N., Sarma M.R.S., Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A. and Sunil K. (2011). Fluoride incidence in
groundwater: A case study from Talupula, Andhra Pradesh, India. Environmental Monitoring and
Assessment: 172: 427‐442. DOI 10.1007/s10661‐010‐1345‐3. Journal Impact Factor: 1.436.
Pannkuk T., White R.H., Steinke K., Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A., Chalmers D.R. and Thomas J.C. (2010).
Landscape Coefficients for Single‐ and Mixed‐Species Landscapes in Southern Texas.
HortScience: 45: 1529‐1533. Journal Impact Factor: 0.886.
González‐Chávez M.C., Aitkenhead‐Peterson J.A., Gentry T., Zuberer D., Hons F. and Loeppert R. (2010).
Impact of long‐term tillage and crop rotations on C, N and P pools and soil microbial
communities. Soil and Tillage Research: 106:285‐293. Doi:10.1016/j.still.2009.11.008 . Journal
Impact Factor: 2.100.
Professional Memberships, Leadership Roles and Honors:
Member: American Geophysical Union, European Geoscience Union, Ecological Society of
America, Soil Science Society of America, Association of Limnology and Oceanography.
Convener of Special Sessions at American Geophysical Union Annual Meetings 2000, 2009, 2010
Convener Symposium ASA/CSA/SSSA Annual Meeting 2011
International Guest Seminars/Lectures
o SYKE, Finland 2010
o Macaulay Inst, Aberdeen 2010
o University of Aberdeen, 2009
o Colegio de Postgarduados, Mexico 2008
o University of Debrecen, Hungary, 2006
o External Examiner , University of Helsinki, Finland 2010
o Visiting Distinguished Professor Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico, 2008