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Joan McLean

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Environmental Engineering

Research Associate Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: UWRL 315
DialPhone: (435) 797-3199
SendEmail: joan.mclean@usu.edu


Educational Background

MS, Soil Chemistry, University of California Davis, 1978
BS, Chemistry, University of San Francisco, 1975

Expertise

Bioremediation, Drinking Water, Environmental Engineering, Groundwater Quality, Phytoremediation, Water Quality

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Dimkpa, C., Bindraban, P., McLean, J.E, Gatere, L., Singh, U., Hellums, D., Applications for rapid testing of plant and soil nutrients. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Rycewicz-Borecki, M., McLean, J.E, Dupont, R.R, (2017). Nitrogen and phosphorus mass balance, retention and uptake in six plant species grown in stormwater bioretention microcosms. Ecological Engineering, 99, 409-416.
        • Meng, X., Jacobson, A., Sorensen, D.L, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, (2017). Mineralogy and geochemistry affecting arsenic solubility in sediment profiles from the shallow basin-fill aquifer of Cache Valley Basin, Utah. Applied Geochemistry, 77, 126-141. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.12.011
        • Anderson, A.J, McLean, J.E, McManus, P., Britt, D.W, Soil chemistry influences the phytotoxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles. International Journal of Nanotechnology
        • Goodman, J., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2016). Sublethal doses of Zn nanoparticles remodel production of cell signaling metabolites in the root colonizer Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6. Environ. Sci. Nano , 3, 1103-1113.
        • Mirza, B.S, Sorensen, D.L, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, (2016). Dehalococcoides abundance and alternate electron acceptor effects on large, flow-through trichloroethene dechlorinating columns. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100, 2367-2379. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-7112-1
        • Mirza, B.S, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Dupont, R.R, New arsenate reductase gene (arrA) PCR primers for diversity assessment and quantification in environmental samples. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, doi: 10.1128/AEM.02725-16
        • Wright, M., Adams, J., Yang, K., McManus, P., Jacobson, A., Gade, A., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2016). A root-colonizing pseudomonad lessens stress responses in wheat imposed by CuO nanoparticles. PLOS ONE, 11:10, e0164935. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164635
        • Zaheer, A., Mirza, B.S, McLean, J.E, Yasmin, S., Shah, T.M, Malik, K.A, Mirza, M.S, (2016). Association of plant growth-promoting Serratia spp. with the root nodules of chickpea. Research in Microbiology, 167, 510-520. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resmic.2016.04.001
        • Meng, X., Dupont, R.R, Sorensen, D.L, Jacobson, A., McLean, J.E, (2016). Arsenic solubilization and redistribution under anoxic conditions in three aquifer sediments from a basin-fill aquifer in Northern Utah: role of organic carbon and carbonate minerals. Applied Geochemistry, 66:250-263, doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.01.004
        • Gade, A., Adams, J., Britt, D.W, Shen, F., McLean, J.E, Jacobson, A., Kim, Y., Anderson, A.J, (2016). Ag nanoparticles generated using bio-reduction and -coating cause microbial killing without cell lysis. Biometals, 29, 211-223. doi: 10.1007/s10534-015-9906-0
        • Rycewicz-Borecki, M., McLean, J.E, Dupont, R.R, (2016). Bioaccumulation of copper, lead, and zinc in six macrophyte species grown in simulated stormwater bioretention systems. Journal of Environmental Management, 166, 267-275.
        • Stewart, J., Hansen, T., McLean, J.E, McManus, P., Das, S., Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, Dimkpa, C., (2015). Salts affect the interaction of ZnO or CuO nanoparticles with wheat . Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34, 2116-2125. doi: 10.1002/etc.3037
        • Zabrieski, Z., Morrell, E., Horton, J., Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2015). Pesticidal activity of metal oxide nanoparticles on plant pathogenic isolates of Pythium. Ecotoxicology, 24, 1305-1314. doi: 10.1007/s10646-015-1505-x
        • McLean, J.E, Ervin, J., Zhou, J., Sorensen, D.L, Dupont, R.R, (2015). Biostimualtion and bioaugmentation to enhance reductive dechlorination of TCE in a long term flow through column study. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, 35, 76-88. doi: 10.1111,gwmr.12113
        • Dimkpa, C., Hansen, T., Stewart, J., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2015). ZnO nanoparticles and root colonization by a beneficial pseudomonad influences essential metal responses in bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Nanotoxicology, 9, 271-278. doi: doi: 10.3109/1743539.2014.900583
        • Watson, J., Fang, T., Dimkpa, C.O, Britt, D.W, McLean, J.E, Jacobson, A., Anderson, A.J, (2015). The phytotoxicity of ZnO nanoparticles on wheat varies with soil properties. Biometals, 28, 101-112. doi: 10.1007/s10534-014-9806-8
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2015). Nano-CuO and interaction with nano-ZnO or soil bacterium provide evidence for the interference of nanoparticles in metal nutrition of plants. . Ecotoxicology, 24, 119-129. doi: doi: 10.1007/s10646-014-1364-x.
        • Mirza, B.S, Muruganandam, S., Sorensen, D.L, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, Meng, X., (2014). As(V) reduction in relation to iron (III) transformation and molecular characterization of the structural and functional microbial community in sediments of a basin-fill aquifer in Northern Utah. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80:10, 3198-3208.
        • Martineau, N., McLean, J.E, Dimkpa, C., Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2014). Components from wheat roots modify the bioactivity of ZnO and CuO nanoparticles in a soil bacterium. Environmental Pollution187, 65-72.
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2013). Antifungal activity of ZnO nanoparticles and their interactive effect with a biocontrol bacterium on growth antagonism of the plant pathogen, Fusarium graminearum.. Biometals, 26, 913-924. doi: 10.1007/s10534-013-9667-6
        • Dimkpa, C., Latta, D., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Boyanvo, M., Anderson, A.J, (2013). Fate of CuO and ZnO Nano- and Microparticles in the Plant Envinronment. Environmental Science and Technology, 47:9, 4734-4742. doi: 10.1021/es304736y
        • McLean, J.E, Pabst, M., Miller, C.D, Dimkpa, C., Anderson, A.J, (2013). Effect of complexing ligands on the surface adsorption, internalization, and bioresponse of copper and cadmium in a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida. Chemosphere, 91, 374-382 . doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.11.071
        • Fang, T., Watson , J., Goodman, J., Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, , (2013). Does doping with aluminum alter the effects of ZnO nanoparticles on the metabolism of soil pseudomonads?. Microbiological Research 168:91-98, 168, 91-98. doi: 10.1016/j.micres.2012.09.001
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Martineau, N., Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2013). Silver Nanoparticles Disrupt Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Growth in a Sand Matrix. Environmental Science and Technology/American Chemical Society, 25, 1066-1074. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1021/tx3000285
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2012). Bioactivity and Biomodification of Ag, ZnO and CuO Nanoparticles with Relevance to Plant Performance in Agriculture . Industrial Biotechnology/MA R Y ANN L I E B E R T , I N C ., 8:6, 344-357. doi: DOI: 10.1089/ind.2012.0028
        • Anderson, A.J, Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Latta, D.E, Managon, E., Johnson , W.P, Boyanov, M.I, Britt, D.W, (2012). CuO and ZnO nanoparticles: phytotoxicity, metal speciation and induction of oxidative stress in sand-grown wheat. Journal of Nanoparticle Research Vol. 14, Num. 9, 1125, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-1125-9 . Journal of Nanoparticle Research Vol. 14, Num. 9, 1125, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-1125-9 , 14, 1125. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-1125-9
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2012). CuO and ZnO nanoparticles differently affect the secretion of fluorescent siderophores in the beneficial root colonizer Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6. Nanotoxicology, 6:6, 635-642. doi: doi:10.3109/17435390.2011.598246
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Latta, D.E, Manangon, E., Britt, D.W, Johnson, W.J, Anderson, A.J, (2012). CuO and ZnO nanoparticles: phytotoxicity, speciation and induction of oxidative stress in sand-grown wheat. Journal of Nanoparticle Research/Springer, 14:9, 1125-1140.
        • McNeill, L.S, McLean, J.E, Parks, J.L, Edwards, M., (2012). Hexavalent Chromium Review: Part 2 - Chemistry, Occurrence, and Treatment. Journal American Water Works Association, 104:7, E395-E405.
        • McLean, J.E, McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., Parks, J.L, (2012). Hexavalent Chromium Review: Part 1 - Health Effects, Regulations, and Analysis. Journal American Water Works Association, 104:6, E348-E357.
        • Calder, A.J, Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2012). Soil components mitigate the antimicrobial effects of silver nanoparticles towards a beneficial soil bacterium, Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6. Science of the Total Environment/Elsevier, 429, 215–222. doi: doi:10. 1016/j.scitotenv.2012.04.049
        • Dimkpa, C., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Johnson, W.P, Avery, B., Lea, A., Anderson, A.J, (2012). Nanospecific inhibition of pyoverdine siderophore production in Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6 by CuO nanoparticles. Chemical Research in Toxicology/American Chemical Society, 25, 1066-1074. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1021/tx3000285
        • Dimkpa, C., Zeng, J., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Zhan, J., Anderson, A.J, (2012). Production of indole-3-acetic acid via the indole-3-acetamide pathway in the plant-beneficial bacterium, Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6 is inhibited by ZnO nanoparticles but enhanced by CuO nanoparticles. Applied and Environmental Microbiology/American Society for Microbiology, 78, 1404-1410. doi: doi:10.1128/AEM.07424-11
        • Dimkpa, C., Calder, A., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2011). Responses of a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas chlororaphis O6 to commercial metal oxide nanoparticles compared with responses to metal ions. Environmental Pollution/Elsevier, 159, 1749-1756. doi: doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.04.020
        • Dimkpa, C., Calder, A., Gajjar, P., Britt, D.W, McLean, J.E, Anderson, A.J, (2011). Interaction of silver nanoparticles with an environmentally beneficial bacterium, Pseudomonas chlororaphis. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/Elsevier, 188, 428–435. doi: doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.01.118
        • Pabst, M., Miller, C.D, Dimkpa, C., Anderson, A.J, McLean, J.E, (2010). Defining the surface adsorption and internalization of copper and cadmium in a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida. Chemosphere/ELSEVIER, 81, 904–910. doi: doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.07.069
        • Yupanqui-Zaa, C.L, McLean, J.E, Dupont, R.R, Norton, J.M, Sorensen, D.L, (2010). Dechlorinating and iron reducing bacteria distribution in a TCE-contaminated aquifer. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, 30, 46-57.
        • Miller, C.D, Zhang, M.W, Pettee, B., Pabst, M., McLean, J.E, Anderson, A.J, (2009). Copper and cadmium: responses in Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Letter in Applied Microbiol, 49, 775-783.
        • Liang, Y., Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, (2008). Pyrene fate affected by humic acid amendment in soil slurry systems. Journal of Biological Engineering, 2, 11.
        • Greenwood, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Doucette, W.J, Kuhn, J., (2007). Sorption of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) and tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA) to Hyporheic Zone Soils. Soil & Sediment Contamination Journal, 16, 423-431.
        • Greenwood, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Doucette, W.J, Kuhn, J., (2007). Sorption of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) to hyporheic zone soils. Soil & Sediment Contamination, 16:4, 423-431.
        • Greenwood, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Doucette, W.J, (2007). Temperature effect on tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) biodegradation kinetics in hyporheic zone soils. Biomedical Engineering Online, 6
        • Liang, Y., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (2007). Humic acid effect on pyrene degradation: finding an optimal range for pyrene solubility and mineralization enhancement. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 74:6, 1368-1375. doi: 10.1007/s00253-006-0769-8
        • McLean, J.E, Dupont, R.R, Sorensen, D.L, (2006). Iron and arsenic release from aquifer solids in response to biostimulation. Journal of Environmental Quality, 35:4, 1193-1203. doi: 10.2134/jeq2005.0463
        • Nieman, K., Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, (2004). Humic acid toxicity in biologically treated soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pentachlorophenol. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 49:3, 283-289. doi: 10.1007/s00244-004-0138-5
        • McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, Caupp, C.R, Grenney, W.J, (1988). Evaluation of Mobility of Pesticides in Soil Using United-States Epa Methodology. Journal of Environmental Engineering-Asce, 114:3, 689-703.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

              Research Reports

              Other Reports

            • Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, Sorensen, D.L, Michelson, H., (2003). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Carbon Donor and Microbial Inocula Amendment to Stimulate TCE Dechlorination at OU5, Hill AFB. Hill AFB Environmental Directorate
            • Doucette, W.J, Benson, L.S, McLean, J.E, (2001). Relationship between trichloroethylene sorption/desorption and earthworm bioavailability for three soil packages obtained from the OU5 Site at Hill AFB, Utah. Montgomery Watson/Hill Air Force Base
            • Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, Benson, S., (2000). Determination of TCE sorption/desorption coefficients for three soil packages obtained from the OU-5 Site at Hill AFB, Utah. Montgomery Watson/Hill Air Force Base
            • Moore, W.M, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, (1989). Soil phase photodegradation of toxic organics at contaminated disposal sites for soil renovation and groundwater quality protection. U.S. Geological Survey
            • Dupont, R.R, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, (1987). Koch Refinery/Barr Engineering land treatment demonstration project: final report. Barr Engineering

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2017

                CEE 5610, 6610 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2016

                CEE 5600, 6600 - Environmental Chemistry of Inorganic Contaminants, Spring 2016

                CEE 5610, 6610 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2015

                BENG,CEE 5610,5660,6610,6660 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2014

                BENG,CEE 5610,5660,6610,6660 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2013

                BENG,CEE 5610,5660,6610,6660 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2012

                BENG 5660,6660 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2011

                CEE 5610,6610 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2011

                CEE 5610 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2010

                CEE 6610 - Environmental Quality Analysis, Fall 2010

                BIE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

                BIE 5930 - Special Studies, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Kaisa Forsyth, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2016
                Erin Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2015
                Kelsey Wagner, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2015
                Joshua Horton, Civil & Environmental Engineering, June 2015
                Paul McManus, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2013 - August 2016
                William Kent, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2012 - January 2016
                Allia Abu-Ramaileh, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2011 - December 2015
                Suzy Smith, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2013 - June 2015
                Xianyu Meng, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2008 - January 2015
                Dustin Hansen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2010 - December 2011
                Wade Nicholes, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2008 - July 2011
                Matthew Perry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2000 - May 2010
                Poonam Thimmaiah, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2007 2008
                Heather Mickelson, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2002 2007
                Mindy Pabst, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2004 - May 2007
                Amanda Ludlow, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 1998 2003
                Neal Yancey, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 1995 1998
                Steven Klassen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 1994 1998