Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Pierre-André Jacinthe Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Earth Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Agronomy / Soil Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1995.

M.Sc., Natural Resources / Soil Chemistry, Ball State University, Indiana, 1991.

B.S., Agronomy / Soils, State University of Haiti, 1985

Current Research

Nitrogen dynamics and water quality; soil-atmosphere exchange of trace gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O); biogeochemistry of restored wetlands; soil erosion and the global carbon cycle; carbon sequestration; conservation tillage and soil processes.

My research program consists of the following four areas:

  • trace gas dynamics in managed and natural ecosystems
  • nutrient cycling and water quality
  • carbon biogeochemistry, dynamics and assessment methods
  • biogeochemistry of restored ecosystems

Select Publications

Jacinthe, P.A., G.M. Filippelli, Tedesco, L.P., Licht, K. 2010. Distribution of copper in sediments from fluvial reservoirs treated with cutrine. Water, Air and Soil Pollution DOIi:10.1007/s11270-009-0278-3.

Jacinthe, P.A., J.S. Bills, L.P. Tedesco. 2010. Size, activity and catabolic diversity of the soil microbial biomass in a wetland complex invaded by reed canary grass. Plant Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-009-0147-2.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, and L.B. Owens. 2009. Application of stable isotope analysis to quantify the retention of eroded carbon in grass filters at the North Appalachian experimental watersheds. Geoderma 148: 405-412.

Jacinthe, P.A., and L. Tedesco. 2009. Impact of elevated copper on the rate and gaseous products of denitrification in freshwater sediments. Journal of Environmental Quality 38: 1183-1192.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2009. Tillage effects on carbon sequestration and microbial biomass in reclaimed farmland soils of southwestern Indiana. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73: 605-613.

Shrestha RK, Lal R, Jacinthe PA. 2009. Enhancing carbon and nitrogen sequestration in reclaimed soils through organic amendments and chiseling. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73: 1004-1011.

Harrison, J., Maranger, R., Alexander, R., Giblin A., Jacinthe, P.A., Mayorga, E.,Seitzinger, S., Sobota, D., Wollheim, W. 2009. The regional and global significance of nitrogen removal in lakes and reservoirs. Biogeochemistry 93:143-157.

Jacinthe, P.A., Barton, C.D., Maharaj, S. and Lal, R.  2009. An evaluation of methodologies for assessing geogenic carbon in minesoils of the Eastern US. In: Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect, Soil Science Society of America, Publication 57, 2nd edition, Madison, WI.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2007. Carbon storage and minesoil properties in relation to topsoil application techniques. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71: 1788-1795.

Jacinthe, P.A., and P.M. Groffman.  2006. Microbial nitrogen cycling processes in a sulfidic coastal marsh. Wetlands Ecology and Management 14:123-131.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2006a. Spatial variability of soil properties and trace gas fluxes in reclaimed mineland. Geoderma 136: 598-608.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2006b. Methane oxidation potential of reclaimed grassland soils as affected by management. Soil Science 171: 772-783.

Ussiri, D.A., R. Lal, and P.A. Jacinthe.  2006.  Soil properties and carbon sequestration of afforested pastures in reclaimed minesoils of Ohio.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 70: 1797-1806.

Ussiri, D.A., R. Lal, and P.A. Jacinthe. 2006.  Effects of post-reclamation land use on properties and carbon sequestration in minesoils of Southeastern Ohio.  Soil Science 171: 261-271.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2005. Labile carbon and methane uptake as affected by tillage intensity in a Mollisol.  Soil and Tillage Research 80:35-45.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2004. Effects of soil cover on fluxes and depth concentration of trace gases. Soil Science 169: 243-259.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, L.B. Owens, and D.L. Hothem. 2004. Transport of labile carbon in runoff as affected by land-use and rainfall characteristics. Soil and Tillage Research 77: 11-23.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2003. Soil Respiration. In Encyclopedia of Soil Science. R.Lal, editor. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York.

Jacinthe, P.A., P.M. Groffman and A.J. Gold. 2003. Carbon dioxide production and dissolved organic carbon dynamics in a riparian aquifer: Effects of hydrology and nitrate enrichment. Journal of Environmental Quality 32: 1365-1374.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2003. Nitrogen fertilization of wheat residue affecting nitrous oxide and methane emission from a central Ohio Luvisol. Biology and Fertility of Soils 37: 338-347.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2002. Erosion and carbon dioxide. In Encyclopedia of Soil Science. R. Lal, editor. Marcel Dekker Inc., New York.

Jacinthe, P.A., W.A. Dick, and L.B. Owens. 2002. Overwinter soil denitrification activity and nitrogen cycling as affected by management practices.  Biology and Fertility of Soils 36: 1-9.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, and J. Kimble. 2002a.   A simulation study of carbon dioxide evolution in runoff from long-term no-till and plowed soils. Soil and Tillage Research  66: 23-33.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, and J. Kimble. 2002b. Carbon budget and seasonal carbon dioxide emission from a central Ohio Luvisol as influenced by wheat residue amendment. Soil and Tillage Research 67: 147-157.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, and J. Kimble. 2002c. Influence of crop residue fertilization on accumulation and quality of organic carbon in a central Ohio Luvisol. Soil Science 167:750-758.

Jacinthe, P.A., and P.M. Groffman. 2001. Silicone rubber sampler to measure dissolved gases in saturated soils and waters.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry 33:907-912.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, and J. Kimble. 2001. Assessing water erosion impacts on soil carbon pools and fluxes. In Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon Pools, R. Lal, J. Kimble, R.F Follett and B. Stewart, editors. CRC Press Publishers, Boca Raton, Fl., pp. 427-450.

Jacinthe, P.A., R. Lal, and J. Kimble. 2001. Organic carbon storage and dynamics in croplands and terrestrial deposits as influenced by subsurface tile-drainage. Soil Science 166: 322-335.

Jacinthe, P.A., and R. Lal. 2001. A mass balance approach to assess carbon dioxide evolution during erosional events.  Land Degradation and Development 12: 329-339.

Jacinthe, P.A., W.A. Dick, and L.C. Brown. 2000. Bioremediation of nitrate-contaminated shallow soils and waters using water table management techniques: Evolution and release of nitrous oxide. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32: 371-382.

Jacinthe, P.A., W.A. Dick, and L.C. Brown. 1999. Bioremediation of nitrate-contaminated shallow soils and waters using water table management techniques: Nitrate removal efficiency. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering 42: 1251-1259.

Addy, K., A.J. Gold, P.M. Groffman, and P.A. Jacinthe. 1999. Groundwater nitrate removal in subsoil of forested and mowed riparian buffer zones. Journal of Environmental Quality 28: 962-970.

Groffman, P.M., A.J. Gold, and P.A. Jacinthe. 1998. Nitrous oxide production in riparian zones and groundwater. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 52:179-186.

Jacinthe, P.A., P.M. Groffman, A.J. Gold, and A. Mosier. 1998. Patchiness in microbial nitrogen transformations in groundwater in a riparian forest. Journal of Environmental Quality 27:156-164.

Gold, A.J., P.A. Jacinthe, P.M. Groffman, and R.H. Puffer. 1998. Patchiness in groundwater nitrate removal in a riparian forest. Journal of Environmental Quality 27:146-155.

Jacinthe, P.A. and W.A. Dick. 1997. Soil management and nitrous oxide emissions from cultivated fields in Southern Ohio. Soil and Tillage Research  41:221-235.

Jacinthe, P.A. and W.A. Dick. 1996. Use of silicone tubing to sample nitrous oxide in the soil atmosphere. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 28: 721-726.

Jacinthe, P.A. and J.R. Pichtel. 1992. Interactions of the nitrification inhibitors nitrapyrin and dicyandiamide with soil humic compounds. Soil Science Society America Journal 56:465-470.