Assistant Professor, UMass Amherst
PhD, Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2015
My research aims determine how metals cycle between living organisms and their environment. I use traditional soil science practices with advanced chemical methods to identify and quantify the movement of metals in terrestrial ecosystems. My areas of interest include: 1) uptake of toxic metals by biota and vegetation, 2) influence of pedogenesis on fate and transport of metals, 3) human impacts on the accumulation and retention of plant-essential and toxic metals in soil. My website: www.soilbiogeochemist.com
Mercury sourcing and sequestration in weathering profiles at six Critical Zone Observatories. Richardson, Justin B., Arnulfo A. Aguirre, Heather L. Buss, A. Toby O'Geen, Xin Gu, Daniella M. Rempe, and Daniel deB. Richter (2018): Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(10):1542-1555 Cross-CZO National
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
CZO National Office Annual Report 2018. Derry, L. (2018): CZO National Office, Cornell University National
Examining the Role of Organic Compounds and Secondary Minerals on Ga/Al Fractionation in the Critical Zone. Justin B. Richardson*, Benjamin W. Kumpf, and Louis A. Derry (2018): Abstract 12c:345 presented at 2018 Goldschmidt Meeting, Boston, MA 12-17 August Cross-CZO
CZO National Office Annual Report 2017. Derry, L. (2017): CZO National Office, Cornell University National
Mercury in soils of the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory: Importance of redox features in sequestration. Richardson, J.B. and D. deB. Richter (2017): Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, 22-25 Oct. 2017
CZO National Office Annual Report 2016. Derry, L. (2016): CZO National Office, Cornell University National
19 Jul 2017 - Wonder what soils and sponges have in common? Or why some trees in the Sierra Nevada are dying while others are surviving? Find out in our new comic.
01 May 2017 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2017
22 Sep 2016 - An introduction to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory, by Justin Richardson and Dan Richter, illustrated by Alana McGillis has just been posted!...
24 Jul 2016 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Summer 2016
13 Apr 2016 - The CZO National Office Newsletter CZNews: Spring 2016
23 Mar 2016 - Critical Zone Observatory Network Post-doctoral fellow, Cornell University
09 Feb 2016 - Adventures in the Critical Zone is a new blog led by the National Office Post-Doctoral Fellow Justin Richardson to explore critical zone science.