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Joan McLean

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research Associate Professor

Research Associate Professor

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




Contact Information

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

    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 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
                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