Paul Grossl

Plants, Soils, and Climate

Professor, Biogeochemistry


Paul Grossl

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 346
Phone: 435-797-0411
Email: paul.grossl@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Crop and Soil Science, (Environmental Soil Chemistry), Montana State University, 1991
MS, Soil Science, (Soil Chemistry), University of Minnesota, 1985
BS, Agricultural Sciences/Agronomy, University of Illinois, 1981

Awards

Honorary Faculty Member, 2010

Hanshan Normal University, Chaozhou, China

Robins Award Finalist, 2007

USU Professor of the Year

Recognized for a Highly Cited Paper, 2007

American Chemical Society

Teacher of the Year, 2007

USU College of Agriculture

Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Service as a Teacher, 2001

USU College of Agriculture

Faculty of Semester , 1998

USU College of Agriculture


Publications | Books

  • Grossl, P., Sparks, D.L, (2008). Chemical Analysis. Encyclopedia of Soil Science - Ward Chesworth

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Koenig, R., Grossl, P., (2009). Urban Soil Management - Before You Plant : Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens. Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens, GFG Publishing, Inc.
  • Grossl, P., (2004). Radioactive Contaminants. Natural Attenuation of Hazardous Wastes *
  • Grossl, P., (2004). Water quality: Effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances. In: J.C. Chambers and J.R. Miller (eds.). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems-Ecology, Managements, and Restoration
  • Grossl, P., (2002). Carbonates and Evaporites. In: J. Dixon and D. Schultze (eds.) Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications
  • Grossl, P., (2000). Natural attenuation mechanisms of inorganic pollutants: sorption/desorption kinetics on soil mineral surfaces. In G. B. Wickramanayake, A.R. Gavaskar, and M.E. Kelley eds.. Natural Attenuation Considerations and Case Studies: Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Jones, C., Amacher, M., Grossl, P., Jacobson, A., Selenium mass balance and flux in water of Pariette Wetlands, Utah (USA). Applied Geochemistry, 113, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2019.104517
  • Favorito, J.E, Eick, M.J, Grossl, P., (2018). Adsorption of Selenite and Selenate on Ferrihydrite in the Presence and Absence of Dissolved Organic Carbon. Journal of Environmental Quality, 47, 147-155.
  • Favorito, J.E, Luxton, T.P, Eick, M.J, Grossl, P., (2017). Selenium speciation in phosphate mine soils and evaluation of a sequential extraction procedure using XAFS. Environmental Pollution, 229, 911-921.
  • Jones, C., Grossl, P.R, Amacher, M.C, Boettinger, J.L, Jacobson, A.R, Lawley, J.R, (2017). Selenium and Salt Mobilization in a Wetland and Arid Upland Soils of Pariette Draw, Utah (USA). . Geoderma, 305, 363-373. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.06.028
  • Favorito, J.E, Eick, M.J, Grossl, P.R, Davis, Z., (2017). Selenium geochemistry in reclaimed phosphate mine soils and its relationship with plant bioavailability. . Plant and Soil, 418, 541-555.
  • Lan, Y., Larson, S., Jensen, K., Staub, J.E, Grossl, P., (2015). Quantitative trait loci (QTL) and candidate genes associated with trace element concentrations in perennial grasses grownon phytotoxic soil contaminated with heavy metals. . Plant and Soil, doi: 10.1007/s11104-015-2583-5
  • Smith, H.D, McKay, C.P, Duncan, A.G, Sims, R.C, Grossl, P.R, Anderson, A.J, (2014). An Instrument Design for Non-contact Detection of Biomolecules and Minerals on Mars using Fluorescence. Journal of Biological Engineering, 8:16, 16-22. doi: 10.1186/1754-1611-8-16
  • Boparai, H.K, Comfort, S.D, Satapanajaru, T., Szecsody, J.E, Grossl, P., Shea, P.J, (2010). Abiotic transformation of high explosives by freshly precipitated iron minerals in aqueous FeII solutions. Chemosphere, 79, 865-872.
  • Morris, C., Grossl, P., Call, C., (2009). Elemental allelopathy: processes, progress, and pitfalls. Plant Ecology, 202, 1-11.
  • Mackowiak, C., Grossl, P., Wheeler, R., (2009). Crop system effects on closed system element cycling for human life support in space. J. Plant Nutrition, 32, 318-334.
  • Morris, C., Grossl, P., Call, C., (2009). Elemental Allelopathy: processes, progress, and pitfalls. Plant Ecology, 202, 11-Jan.
  • Grossl, P., (2009). Influence of humic acid on water retention and nutrient acquisition in simulated golf putting greens. Soil Use and Management, 25, 255-261.
  • Van Dyke, A., Johnson, P.G, Grossl, P., (2009). Influence of humic acid on water retention and nutrient acquisition in simulated golf putting greens.. Soil Use and Management, 25, 255-261.
  • Gunnell, J., Grossl, P., Kjelgren, R.K, (2008). Nitrogen and Substrate Assessment for Pot-in-pot Production in the Intermountain West.. Journal of Environmental Horticulture, Vol. 26 Num. 4:December, 247-252.
  • Grossl, P., (2008). Humic substances effect on moisture retention and phosphorus uptake in Intermountain West putting greens.. Applied Turfgrass Science, in press.
  • Grossl, P., (2008). Nitrogen and media assessment for Pot-in-Pot production in the Intermountain West.. Journal of Environmental Horticulture, 26 (4), 247-252.
  • Koenig, R.T, Cerny-Koenig, T., Kotuby-Amacher, J., Grossl, P., (2008). A laboratory exercise relating soil energy budgets to soil temperature.. J. Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education., 37, 59-62.
  • Morris, C., Call, C., Monaco, T., Grossl, P., Dewey, S.A, (2006). Evaluation of elemental allelopathy in Acroptilon repens (L.) DC. (Russian knapweed). Plant Soil, 289, 270-288.
  • Morris, C., Call, C.A, Monaco, T.A, Grossl, P., Dewey, S.A, (2006). Evaluation of elemental allelopathy in Acroptilon repens (L.) DC. (Russian Knapweed).. Plant and Soil, 289, 279-288.
  • Mackowiak, C., Grossl, P., Cook, K., (2005). Iodine toxicity in a plant-solution system with and without humic acid.. Plant and Soil., 269, 141-150.
  • Mackowiak, C.L, Grossl, P., Bugbee, B.G, (2003). Biogeochemistry of fluoride in a plant-solution system.. Journal of environmental quality, 32:6, 2230-7.
  • Grossl, P., (2003). Biogeochemistry of Fluoride in a Plant-Solution System. J. Environ. Qual., 32, 2230-2237.
  • Grossl, P., (2003). Site-specific approach for the evaluation of natural attenuation at metals impacted sites. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 12, 541-564.
  • Grossl, P., (2002). Adsorption of Arsenate and Arsenite on Ferrihydrite in the Presence and Absence of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC). J. Environ. Qual., 31, 1115-1123.
  • Grossl, P., (2002). Oxidation of pentachlorophenol in manganese oxide suspensions under controlled Eh and pH environments. Environ. Sci. Technol., 36, 3744-3748.
  • Mackowiak, C.L, Grossl, P., Bugbee, B.G, (2001). Beneficial effects of humic acid on micronutrient availability to wheat.. Soil Science Society of America journal. Soil Science Society of America, 65:6, 1744-50.
  • Grossl, P., (2001). Adsorption of arsenate (V) and arsenite (III) on goethite in the presence and absence of dissolved organic carbon. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 65, 1680-1687.
  • Grossl, P., (2001). Beneficial effects of humic acid on micronutrient availability to wheat. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 65, 1744-1750.
  • Grossl, P., (2000). Effects of metal tolerant plants (Betula occidentalis and Carex microptera) on the fate and behavior of lead in contaminated soils. J. Environ. Qual., 29, 1826-1834.
  • Stahl, R.S, Grossl, P., Bugbee, B.G, (1999). Effect of 2 (N-morpholino) ethane) sulfonic acid (MES) on the growth and tissue composition of cucumber. Journal of plant nutrition, 22:2, 315–330.
  • Muhlestein, D., Hooten, T.M, Richard, K., Grossl, P., Bugbee, B.G, (1999). Is nitrate necessary to biological life support. Plant Disease, 1, 2023.
  • Grossl, P., (1999). Comparisons of iodate and iodide additions on iodine uptake, growth, and partitioning in rice. Plant and Soil, 212, 135-143.
  • Grossl, P., (1999). Effect of 2((N-morpholino)ethane) sulfonic acid (MES) on the growth and tissue composition of cucumber. J. Plant Nutrition, 22, 315-330.
  • Grossl, P., (1998). A controlled environment potentiostat to study solid/aqueous systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 62:379-382.
  • Grossl, P., (1997). Arsenate and chromate retention on goethite: I. surface structure. Environ. Sci. & Tech., 31:315-320.
  • Grossl, P., (1997). Arsenate and chromate retention on goethite: II. Kinetic evaluation using a pressure-jump relaxation technique. Environ. Sci. & Tech., 31:321-326.
  • Grossl, P., (1996). Characterization of fulvic acid isolated from a water-soluble extract of wheat straw. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 60:158-162.
  • Grossl, P., (1996). Dissolution kinetics of a lunar basalt simulant at 298 K: The effect of pH and organic acids. Geoderma, 74:139-160.
  • Grossl, P., (1996). Dissolution kinetics of a lunar glass simulant at 25oC: The effect of pH and organic acids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta., 60: 157-170.
  • Grossl, P., (1995). Evaluation of contaminant ion adsorption/desorption on goethite using pressure-jump relaxation kinetics. Geoderma, 67:87-101.
  • Grossl, P., (1994). Equilibrium and kinetics of borate adsorption/desorption on pyrophyllite in aqueous suspensions. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 58: 1116-1122.
  • Grossl, P., (1994). Pressure-jump kinetic study of Cu(II) adsorption/desorption on goethite. Environ. Sci. & Tech., 28:1422-1429.
  • Grossl, P., (1992). Kinetics of octacalcium phosphate crystal growth in the presence of organic acids. Geochimica et Cosmochim. Acta., 56:1955-1961.
  • Grossl, P., (1991). Precipitation of dicalcium phosphate dihydrate in the presence of organic acids. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 55:670-675.

Professional Journal

    Public or Trade Journal

    • Van Dyke, A., Johnson, P.G, Grossl, P., (2009). Honing in on organic substances. Golf Course Industry Magazine, 9-Apr, 74-78. *
    • Van Dyke, A., Johnson, P.G, Grossl, P., (2009). Influence of humic acid on water retention and nutrient uptake in simulated putting greens.. USGA Turfgrass and Environmantal Research, 8:12, 1-10. *
    • Van Dyke, A., Johnson, P.G, Paul, G., Grossl, P., (2009). Honing in on Humic Substances. Golf Course Industry Magazine, 4, 74-78. *
    • Van Dyke, A., Johnson, P.G, Grossl, P., (2009). Humic substances effect on moisture retention, nutrition, and color of Intermountain West putting greens. USGA Turf & Environmental Research Online, 8:4, 1-9. doi: 10.1094/ATS-2008-1006-01-RS *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Other Reports

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Other

      • Grossl, P., (1993). Invited Review for the Book, Iron Oxides in the Laboratory. 1991. By, U. Schwertmann and R.M. Cornell. Soil Sci. 156:369-370 *

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Teaching

      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2020
      PSC 4000 - Soil Management and Conservation, Fall 2020
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2020
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2020
      PSC 4500 - Urban Soil Management, Spring 2020
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2019
      PSC 4000, 6900 - Soil Management and Conservation, Fall 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2019
      PSC 4250 - Internship in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2019
      PSC 4500 - PSC 4500 Urban Soil Management, Spring 2019
      PSC 4500 - Urban Soil Management, Spring 2019
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2018
      PSC 4000, 6900 - Soil and Water Conservation, Fall 2018
      PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2018
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2018
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2018
      PSC 5530, 6530 - Soils and Plant Nutrient Bioavailability, Spring 2018
      PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2018
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2017
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2017
      PSC 4000 - Soil and Water Conservation, Fall 2017
      PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2017
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2017
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2017
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2017
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2016
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2016
      PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2016
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2016
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2016
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2016
      PSC 6900 - Special Problems in Plants, Soils, and/or Climate, Spring 2016
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2015
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2015
      PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2015
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2015
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2015
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2015
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2014
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2014
      PSC 6890,7890 - Plants, Soils, and Climate Graduate Seminar, Fall 2014
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2014
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2014
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2014
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2013
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2013
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Spring 2013
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2013
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2013
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2012
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2012
      PSC 4500 - Soil Reclamation, Spring 2012
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2011
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2011
      PSC 6970 - RESEARCH & THESIS, Spring 2011
      PSC 4500 - SOIL RECLAMATION, Spring 2011
      PSC 4500 - SOIL RECLAMATION, Spring 2011
      SOIL 4500 - Soil Reclamation , Spring 2011
      PSC 6900 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS, Spring 2011
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      PSC 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science, Fall 2010
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2010
      PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010
      SOIL 4500 - Soil Reclamation , Spring 2010
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2009
      SOIL 5550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2009
      SOIL 6550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2009
      SOIL 4500 - Soil Reclamation , Spring 2009
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2008
      SOIL 4900 - Special Problems: Soil Reclamation , Fall 2008
      SOIL 5550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2008
      SOIL 6550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2008
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2007
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2007
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2007
      SOIL 5550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2007
      SOIL 6550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2007
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2006
      SOIL 5750 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water , Spring 2006
      SOIL 5550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2006
      SOIL 6550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2006
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2005
      SOIL 5750 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water , Spring 2005
      SOIL 5550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2005
      SOIL 6550 - Soil Nutrient Bioavailability , Spring 2005
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2004
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 2004
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2003
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 2003
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2002
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 2002
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2002
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2002
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2001
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 2001
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2001
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2001
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 2000
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 2000
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2000
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 2000
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 1999
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 1999
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1999
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1999
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 1998
      SOIL 5750 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water , Spring 1998
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 1998
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1998
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1998
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 1997
      SOIL 5750 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water , Spring 1997
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 1997
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1997
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1997
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 1996
      SOIL 5750 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water , Spring 1996
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 1996
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1996
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1996
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 1995
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 1995
      SOIL 5050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1995
      SOIL 6050 - Principles of Environmental Soil Chemistry , Spring 1995
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Fall 1994
      SOIL 3000 - Fundamentals of Soil Science , Spring 1994

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