Aitkenhead, Jacqueline individual record
Associate Professor
overview

My research focuses on carbon and nutrient dynamics in urban and rural soil, runoff and surface water. I am a PI on the Scotts Company/Texas A & M (24 plot) runoff research facility where I have examined runoff carbon and nutrient concentrations and exports from warm-season turfgrass under fertilization, wetting agent and deficit irrigation treatments. Other work has investigated extractable soil nutrients in Texas and Ghana under tillage and cropping treatments; and iron and zinc for sorghum in Mali. The investigation of carbon and nutrients released from decomposing mammals (mainly humans) with a view to estimating post-mortem interval is a relatively new field; decomposing mammals introduce another source of carbon and nutrients into the soil environment which is under researched. To expand soil science in forensics, soil has been used in training of human remains detection dogs in terms of odor and texture. An expansion of this forensic research is the development of use of UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy with statistical models for trace soil evidence for a) determining percent similarity of soils and b) post-mortem interval prediction.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles45
  • Heo, C. C., Tomberlin, J. K., & Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A. (2021). Soil chemistry dynamics of Sus scrofa carcasses with and without delayed Diptera colonization.. J Forensic Sci. 66(3), 947-959.
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  • Fontanier, C. H., AitkenheadPeterson, J. A., Wherley, B. G., White, R. H., & Thomas, J. C. (2021). Effective rainfall estimates for St. Augustinegrass lawns under varying irrigation programs. Agronomy Journal. 113(5), 3720-3729.
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  • Fontanier, C. H., AitkenheadPeterson, J. A., Wherley, B. G., Ojeda, N., White, R. H., Thomas, J. C., & Dwyer, P. (2021). Nitrogen forms in runoff export from St. Augustinegrass. Agronomy Journal. 113(5), 3730-3742.
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  • Ng, J. P., Hollister, E. B., Gonzlez-Chvez, M., Hons, F. M., Zuberer, D. A., Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A., Loeppert, R., & Gentry, T. J. (2020). Impacts of Cropping Systems and Long-Term Tillage on Soil Microbial Population Levels and Community Composition in Dryland Agricultural Setting. ISRN Ecology. 2012, 1-11.
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Chapters3
  • Tomberlin, J. K., & Eric Benbow, M. (2015). Forensic Entomology. Tomberlin, J. K., & Benbow, M. E. (Eds.), Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers. 417-422. CRC Press.
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  • Steele, M. K., McDowell, W. H., & Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A. (2010). Chemistry of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Surface Waters. Agronomy. Agronomy Monographs. 297-339. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America.
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  • Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A., Steele, M. K., & Volder, A. (2010). Services in Natural and Human Dominated Ecosystems. Agronomy. Agronomy Monographs. 373-390. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America.
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Conference Papers4
  • Kwak, K., Knappett, P., Cardenas, M. B., Datta, S., Huang, Y., Pedrazas, M., ... Akhter, S. H. (2020). ANALYSIS OF MIXING BETWEEN RIVER WATER AND GROUNDWATER ALONG THE BANKS OF A LARGE TIDAL RIVER RECEIVING AS-LADEN GROUNDWATER. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA 2020 Connects Online.
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  • Jewell, K., Myers, K. D., Knappett, P., Berube, M., Datta, S., Hossain, S., ... Ahmed, K. M. (2017). BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF ARSENIC CYCLING IN A TIDALLY INFLUENCED RIVER-BANK AQUIFER IN BANGLADESH. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA - 2017.
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  • Jewell, K. L., Knappett, P., Myers, K. D., Ahmed, K. M., Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A., Berube, M., Datta, S., & Hossain, S. (2016). THE GEOMICROBIOLOGY BEHIND ARSENIC CYCLING WITHIN RIVERBANK AQUIFERS IN BANGLADESH. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016.
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  • Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A., Alexander, J. E., Albrechtov, J., Krm, P., Rock, B., Cudln, P., ... McDowell, W. H. (2006). Linking Foliar Chemistry to Forest Floor Solid and Solution Phase Organic C and N in Picea abies [L.] Karst Stands in Northern Bohemia. Plant and Soil. 283(1-2), 187-201.
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Email
jacqui_a-p@tamu.edu
First Name
Jacqueline
Last Name
Aitkenhead
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Soil & Crop Science; 2474 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2474
USA