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Christopher Fuller

Hydrologist

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Short Biography

A. Education:

1976: BS Chemistry, SUNY Oswego

1982: MS Geology, emphasis in Marine Geochemistry, Unversity of Southern California

B. Professional Experience

1982 - current: Research Hydrologist, National Research Program, Western Region, U.S. Geological Survey

1976 - 1982:  Research Technician, Unversity of Southern California






PUBLICATIONS

Nilsen, E.B., Rosenbauer, R.J., Fuller, C.C.,  Jaffe, B.J., 2015. Sedimentary organic biomarkers suggest detrimental impacts of PAHs on estuarine microbial biomass during the 20th century in San Francisco Bay, CA, USA. Chemosphere v. 119, p. 961-970 (doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.08.053).

Johnston, C.E.,  Ewing, S.A., Harden, J.W., Stoy, P.C.,  Varner, R.K.,  Wickland, K.P., Koch, J.C., Fuller, C.C., Manies, K., Jorgenson, M.T., 2014. Effect of permafrost thaw on CO2 and CH4 exchange in a western Alaska peatland chronosequence. Environmental Research Letters v 9 (2014) 085004 (available on line http://stacks.iop.org/1748-9326/9/085004) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/085004

Huntington, T.G., Culbertson, C.W., Fuller, Christopher, Glibert, Patricia, and Sturtevant, Luke, 2014, Nutrient budgets, marsh inundation under sea-level rise scenarios, and sediment chronologies for the Bass Harbor Marsh estuary at Acadia National Park: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1031, 108 p. (IP-049630 Bureau approval 1/30/14)  published 5/7/14

Huntington, T.G., Culbertson, C.W., Fuller, C., Glibert, P., Sturtevant, L., 2014. The relative importance of ocean-derived nutrient inputs for Bass Harbor Marsh estuary at Acadia National Park. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5123, 19 p. IP-053472

Beisner, K., Paretti, N.V., Brasher, A.M., Miller, M., Fuller, C.C., 2014,  Assessment of Metal Contamination in Water, Sediment, Plant and Biota in Tavasci Marsh, Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5069, 73 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145069.

Fuller, C.C., Johnson, K.J., Akstin, K.C., Singer, D.M., Yabusaki, S.B., Fang, Y., Fuhrmann, M. 2014. Experimental studies to characterize uranium sequestration during biostimulated reduction and in response to the return of oxic conditions in shallow aquifers. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG/CR-7178, IN PRESS.

Fuller, C.C. and Bargar, J.R., 2014. Processes of zinc attenuation by biogenic manganese oxides forming in the hyporheic zone of Pinal Creek, Arizona. Environ. Sci. Technol., v. 48, 2165-2172. (DOI: 10.1021/es402576f)

Fuller, C.C. and Akstin, K.C., 2014. Laboratory Studies of Biostimulated Uranium Reduction by ISR Aquifer Sediments and Suboxic Remobilization of Sequestered Uranium, Chapter 3 of “Assessing the Potential for Biorestoration of Uranium In Situ Recovery Sites” U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG/CR-7167.

Drexler, J. Z., Krauss, K.W., Sasser, M.C., Fuller, C.C., Swarzenski, C.M., Powell, A., Swanson, K. M., Orlando, J., 2013 A long-term comparison of carbon sequestration rates in impounded and naturally tidal freshwater marshes along the Lower Waccamaw River, South Carolina, USA. Wetlands, v. 33, 965-974. (doi:10.1007/s13157-013-0456-3).

Gallegos, T.J., Fuller, C.C., Webb, S.M., Betterton, W., 2013. Uranium (VI) Interactions with Mackinawite in the Presence and Absence of Bicarbonate and Oxygen. Environ. Sci. Technol., v. 47, 7357−7364.

Daniel J. Cain, Marie-Noële Croteau , and Christopher C. Fuller, 2013. Dietary Bioavailability of Cu Adsorbed to Colloidal Hydrous Ferric Oxide. Environ. Sci. Technol., v. 47, no. 6, p. 2869-2876. DOI: 10.1021/es3044856 (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es3044856)

Marie Noele Croteau , Daniel Cain , and Christopher C. Fuller, 2013. Novel and non-traditional use of stable isotope tracers to study metal bioavailability from natural particles. Environ. Sci. Technol. V, 47, no. 7, p. 3424-3431.  DOI: 10.1021/es400162f (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es400162f)

Yuji Arai and C. C. Fuller, 2012. Effects of Sulfate on Uranyl Adsorption and Carbonato Ternary Species on Ferrihydrite Surfaces. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 365, 268–274.

Oliver, W., Fuller, C. C., Naftz, D. L., Johnson, W. P. , Diaz, X., 2009. Estimating selenium removal by sedimentation from the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Applied Geochemistry, 24, 936–949.

Naftz, D., Fuller, C.C., Cederberg, J. Krabbenhoft, D., Whitehead, J., Garberg, J., and Beisner, K., in press, Mercury inputs to Great Salt Lake, Utah: Reconnaissance-phase results: in Saline lakes around the world: Unique systems with unique values. In: A. Oren, D. Naftz, P. Palacios and W.A. Wurtsbaugh (eds). Saline Lakes Around the World: Unique Systems with Unique Values, Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, volume XV. S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library, Logan, Utah, USA., p. 37-49.

Bouse, R., Luoma, S., Fuller, C., Hornberger, M., Jaffe, B., and Smith R., 2010. Mercury-contaminated hydraulic mining debris in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, v. 8, no. 1, 28 p. (San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science is an open access journal)

Lee, C.J., Rasmussen, P.P., Ziegler, A.C., and Fuller, C.C., 2009, Transport and sources of suspended sediment in the Mill Creek watershed, Johnson County, northeast Kansas, 2006–07: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5001, 52 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5001/

Jennifer W. Harden, Christopher Fuller, Martin Wilmking, Isla Myers-Smith, Susan E. Trumbore, Jill Bubier. 2008.  The fate of terrestrial carbon under permafrost degradation: detecting changes over recent decades. Volume 1, p. 649-653, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, University of Alaska Fairbanks, June 29 – July 3, 2008 (Kane, D.L. and Hinkel, K.M., eds).

Lee, C.J., Juracek, K.E., and Fuller, C.C, 2007, Bottom-sediment accumulation and quality in Shawnee Mission Lake, Johnson County, Kansas, 2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5274, 10 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5274/

I. Myers-Smith, J. Harden, M. Wilmking, C. Fuller, A. McGuire, and F. Chapin III, 2008. Wetland succession in a permafrost collapse: Interactions between fire and thermokarst. Biogeosciences, 5, 1273–1286, 2008. http://www.biogeosciences.net/5/1273/2008/bg-5-1273-2008.pdf

Bargar, J. R. , Fuller, C. C. , Marcus, M. A., Brearley, A.J., Perez De la Rosa, M. , Webb, S. M. and Caldwell, W. A., 2009.  Structural Characterization of Terrestrial Bacteriogenic Mn Oxides from Pinal Creek, AZ. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 889–910. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703708006777

Van Metre, P.C. and Fuller, C.C., 2009. Dual-core mass-balance approach for evaluating mercury and 210Pb atmospheric fallout and focusing to lakes. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 43, 26–32.

Van Metre, P.C, Horowitz, A.J, Mahler, B.J., Foreman, W.T., Fuller, C.C., Burkhardt, M.R., Elrick, K.A., Furlong, E.T., Skrobialowski, S.C., Smith, J. J., Wilson, J.T., and Zaugg, S.D. 2007. Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Chemistry of Bottom Sediments in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, USA. In Science and the Storms: the USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005 (Farris, G.S., Smith, G.J., Crane, M.P., Demas, C.R., Robbins, L.L., and Lavoie, D.L., ed), Chapter 7 p 226-231 USGS Circular, 1306. 

D.L. Naftz, B.J. Stolp, C.C. Fuller, T. Snyder, M. Wilkins, 2007. Gas Generation from Groundwater Interaction with an Iron Treatment Wall, Fry Canyon, Utah, USA. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (Bullen, T.D., and Wang, Y., eds.), Kunming, China, July 31-August 5, 2007, p. 629-632.

Higgins, S.A., Jaffe, B.E., Fuller, C.C., 2007. Reconstructing sediment age profiles from historical bathymetry changes in San Pablo Bay, California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science v. 73  p. 165-174.

Reynolds, R.L., Yount, J.C., Goldstein, H., Chavez, P., Fulton, R., Whitney, J., Fuller, C., Forester, R.M, 2007. Dust emission from wet and dry playas in the Mojave Desert, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Volume 32, Issue 12 p 1811-1827.

Van Metre, P. C.; Wilson, J. T.; Horowitz, A. J.; Skrobialowski, S. C.; Foreman, W. T.; Fuller, C. C.; Burkhardt, M. R.; Elrick, K. A.; Mahler, B. J.; Smith, J. J.; Zaugg, S. D. Chemical Constituents in Bottom Sediment in Lake Pontchartrain and in Street Mud and Canal Suspended Sediment in New Orleans, Louisiana, Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005; U.S. Geological Survey Data Series, 206; U.S. Geological Survey: Denver, CO, 2007.

Van Metre, P.C., Horowitz, A.J., Mahler, B.J., Foreman, W.T., Fuller, C.C., Burkhardt, M.R., Elrick, K.A., Furlong, E.T., Skrobialowski, S., Smith, J.J., Wilson, J.T., and Zaugg, S.D., 2006. The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Chemistry of Bottom Sediments in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, USA. Environmental Science and Technology v. 40, p. 6895-6902. 

Webb, S.M., Fuller, C.C., Tebo, B.M., Bargar, J.R., 2006 Determination of uranyl incorporation into biogenic manganese oxides using x-ray absorption spectroscopy and scattering. Environmental Science and Technology v. 40, p. 771-777.  

Van Afferden, M., Hansen, A.M., Fuller, C.C., 2005. Reconstruction of the historic atmospheric deposition of DDT in Zempoala Lake , Central Mexico. Ingenieria Hidraulica en Mexico, v. 20 no. 3, p. 71-83. 

Van Metre, P.C., Wilson, J.T., Fuller, C.C., Callender, E., Mahler, B.J., 2004. Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from 56 U.S. lakes and reservoirs sampled by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1992-2201. USGS. Scientific Investigations Report 2004–5184 (on-line report in pdf format 58.7 Mb)

Fuller, C.C. and Davis, J.A., 2004. Evaluation of the processes controlling dissolved arsenic in Whitewood Creek, South Dakota. Section II in (ed.) Kuwabara, J.S. and Fuller, C.C.  Toxic substances in surface waters and sediments – A study to assess the effects of arsenic-contaminated alluvial sediments in Whitewood Creek, South Dakota. U.S.G.S. Professional Paper 1681. 

Fuller, C.C., Bargar, J.R., Davis, J.A., 2003. Molecular-scale characterization of uranium sorption by bone apatite materials for a permeable reactive barrier demonstration. Environmental Science and Technology v. 37, p. 4642-4649.

Waychunas, G.A., Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Rehr, J.J., 2003.  Surface complexation and precipitate geometry of aqueous Zn(II) sorption on ferrihydrite: II. XANES analysis and simulation. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, v. 67 no. 5  p. 1031 – 1043

Naftz, D.L., Morrison, S.J., Davis, J.A., Fuller, C.C. 2002. Introduction to Groundwater Remediation of Metals, Radionuclides and Nutrients with Permeable Reactive Barriers. Chapter 1 in Handbook of Groundwater Remediation Using Permeable Reactive Barriers: Applications to Radionuclides, Trace Metals, and Nutrients, D.A. Naftz, S.J. Morrison, J.A. Davis, and C.C. Fuller (eds.), Academic Press.

Naftz, D.L., Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Morrison, S.J., Rowland, R.C., and Feltcorn, E.M.,  2002. Field demonstration of three permeable reactive barriers to control uranium contamination in ground water, Fry Canyon, Utah, Chapter 14 pages 401-434, in Handbook of Groundwater Remediation Using Permeable Reactive Barriers: Applications to Radionuclides, Trace Metals, and Nutrients, D.A. Naftz, S.J. Morrison, J.A. Davis, and C.C. Fuller (eds.), Academic Press.

Fuller, C.C., Piana, M.J., Bargar, J.R., and Davis, J.A., 2002. Evaluation of Apatite Materials for Use in Permeable Reactive Barriers for the Remediation of Uranium Contaminated Groundwater, Chapter 9 pages 255-280, in Handbook of Groundwater Remediation Using Permeable Reactive Barriers: Applications to Radionuclides, Trace Metals, and Nutrients, D.A. Naftz, S.J. Morrison, J.A. Davis, and C.C. Fuller (eds.), Academic Press.

Fuller, C.C., J.L. Bargar, J.A. Davis and M.J. Piana, 2002. Mechanisms of Uranium Interactions with Hydroxyapatite: Implications for Ground-water Remediation. Environmental Science and Technology Vol 36, No. 2, pps 158-165.

Waychunas, G.A., Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A., 2002. Surface complexation and precipitate geometry of aqueous Zn(II) sorption on ferrihydrite: I. EXAFS analysis and simulation. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta v. 66, n. 7, p. 1119-1137.

Kay, J.T., Conklin, M.H., Fuller, C.C., O’Day, P.E., 2001. Processes of nickel and cobalt uptake by Mn-oxide forming sediment in Pinal Creek. Environmental Science and Technology v. 35, no. 24, p. 4719-4725

Zhang, P., Johnson, W.P., Piana, M.J., Fuller, C.C., and Naftz, D.L. 2001.  Potential artifacts in interpretation of differential breakthrough of colloids and dissolved tracers in the context of transport in a zero-valent iron permeable reactive barrier, Ground Water, V 39, No. 6 p 831-840.

Naftz, D.L., Morrison, S.J., Felthorn, E.M., Freethey, G.W., Fuller, C.C., Piana, M.J., Wilhelm, R.G., Rowland, R.C., Davis, J.A., and Blue, J.E., 2000.  Field demonstration of permeable reactive barriers to remove dissolved uranium from groundwater, Fry Canyon, Utah. Interim Report. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation report:  EPA 402-C-00-001.

Fuller, C.C. and Harvey, J.W., 2000. Reactive Uptake of Trace Metals in the Hyporheic Zone of a Mining-Contaminated Stream, Pinal Creek, Arizona. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 34 p 1150-1156.

Hostettler, F.D., Pereira, W.E., Kvenvolden, K.A., van Geen, A., Luoma, S.N., Fuller, C.C., Anima, R., 1999.  A record of contaminant input to San Francisco Bay as traced by biomarker profiles in surface sediment and sediment cores. Marine Chemistry v. 64 p.115-127.

Pereira, W.E., Hostettler, F.D., Luoma, S.N.,  van Geen, A., Fuller, C.C., Anima, R.J., 1999.  Sedimentary record of anthropogenic and biogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in San Francisco Bay, California. Marine Chemistry v. 64 p. 99-113.

Hornberger, M.I., Luoma, S.N., van Geen, A., Fuller, C., and Anima, R., 1999.  Historical trends of trace metals in the sediments of San Francisco Bay, California. Marine Chemistry v. 64 p. 39-55.

van Geen, A., Valette-Silver, N.J., Luoma, S.N., Fuller, C.C., Baskaran, M., Tera, F., and Klein, J., 1999.  Constraints on the sedimentation history of San Francisco Bay from 14C and 10Be. Marine Chemistry v. 64 p. 29-38.

Fuller, C.C., vanGeen, A., Baskaran, M., and Anima, R., 1999. Sediment chronology in San Francisco Bay defined by 210Pb, 234Th, 137Cs, and 239,240Pu. Marine Chemistry v. 64 p. 7-27.

Naftz, D. L., Davis, J. A., Fuller, C. C., Morrison, S. J., Freethey, G. W., Felthorn, E. M., Wilhelm, R. G., Piana, M. J., Joye, J. L., and Rowland, R. C., 1999, Field demonstration of permeable reactive barriers to control radionuclide and trace-element contamination in ground water from abandoned mine lands, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 1 of 3--Contamination from Hardrock Mining: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018A, p. 281-288.

Marble, J.C., Corley, T.L., Conklin, M.H., and Fuller, C.C., 1999. Environmental factors affecting oxidation of manganese in Pinal Creek, Arizona, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 1 of 3--Contamination from Hardrock Mining: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018A, p. 173-184.

Harvey, J.W., Fuller, C.C., and Conklin, M.H., 1999. Enhnaced removal of dissolved manganese in hyporheic zones: Centimeter-scale causes kilometer-scale consequences, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 1 of 3--Contamination from Hardrock Mining: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018A, p. 193-200.

Fuller, C.C. and Harvey, J.W., 1999. The effect of trace-metal reactive uptake in the hyporheic zone on reach-scale metal transport, Pinal Creek, Arizona, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 1 of 3--Contamination from Hardrock Mining: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018A, p. 163-172.

VanMetre, P.C., Wilson, J.T., Callender, E., and Fuller, C., 1998. Similar rates of decrease of persistent, hydrophobic contaminants in riverine systems. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 32, p. 3312-3317.

Pereira, W.E., Hostettler, F.D., van Geen, A., Fuller, C.C., and Anima, R., 1998, Distributions and fate of chlorinated pesticides, biomarkers and polycyclic aromatic     hydrocarbons in sediments along a contamination gradient from a point-source in SanFrancisco Bay, California, 1996: Marine Environmental Research, v. 41, no. 3, p. 299-314.

O’Day, P.A., Geiger, K.E., and Fuller, C.C., 1998.  Molecular scale characterization of manganese oxides and trace metals in stream sediments from a mining-contaminated site. In Arehart, G.B. and Hulston, J.R., Eds. Water Rock Interaction: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium (WRI-9). Taupo, New Zealand April 1998.  p. 993-996.

Hill, B.R., DeCarlo, E.H., Fuller, C.C., and Wong, M.F., 1998.  An assessment of sediment-budget errors using sediment "fingerprints", North Halawa, Oahu, Hawaii, 1991-92. Earth Surface Processes and Land Forms, v. 23 p. 493-508.

Harvey, J.W. and Fuller, C.C., 1998.  Effect of enhanced manganese oxidation in the hyporheic zone on basin-scale water quality. Water Resources Research v. 34 p 623.

Duff, J.H., Murphy, F., Fuller, C.C., Triska, F.J., Harvey, J.W., and Jackman, A.P., 1998.  A mini-drivepoint sampler for measuring porewater solute concentrations in the hyporheic zone of sand-bottom streams. Limnology and Oceanography, 43(6):1378-1383.

Davis, J.A., Coston, J.A., Kent, D.B., and Fuller, C.C., 1998.  Application of the surface complexation concept to complex mineral assemblages. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 32, p. 2820-2828.

VanMetre, P.C., Callender, E., Fuller, C.C., 1997.  Historical trends in organochlorine compounds in river basins identified using sediment cores from reservoirs. Environmental Science and Technology, v. 31 p. 2339-2344.

Hill, B.R., Fuller, C.C., DeCarlo, E.H., 1997.  Fluvial transport of atmospherically derived quartz and 137Cs, North Halawa Valley, Oahu. Geomorphology  v. 20 p. 67.

Waychunas, G.A., Fuller, C.C., Rea, B.A., and Davis, J.A., 1996.  Wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) of "two-line" ferrihydrite structure: Effect of arsenate sorption and counterion variation and comparison with EXAFS results.  Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, v. 60, p. 1765-1782.

Waychunas, G., Xu, N., Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., and Bigham, J., 1995.  Se, As and Fe K-edge EXAFS study of As- and Se- substituted Schwertmannites. Physica B vol 208&209, p. 481-483.

Coston, J.A., Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A., 1995.  Pb2+ and Zn2+ adsorption by a natural Al- and Fe- bearing surface coating on an aquifer sand.  Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, v. 59, p. 3535-3547.

Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Coston, J.A., and Dixon, E., 1995.  Characterization of metal adsorption heterogeneity in a sand and gravel aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 22, p. 165-187.

Fuller, C.C. and Davis, J.A., 1994. Evaluation of the processes controlling dissolved arsenic in Whitewood Creek, South Dakota. Chapter E in (ed.) Goddard, K.E., Origin, Transport and fate of arsenic-contaminated alluvial sediments in the Cheyenne River system, South Dakota. U.S.G.S. Water-Supply Paper 2385.  Director Approved January, 1994.

Harvey, J.W., Fuller, C.C., and Wagner, B.J., 1993.  Interactions between shallow groundwater and surface water that affect metal transport in Pinal Creek, Arizona. In: Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A. (Editors), U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Colorado Springs, CO., Sept., 1993. U.S. Geo. Surv. Water Resour. Invest. Rep., 94-4014 p. 1065-1072.

Harvey, J.W. and Fuller, C.C., 1993. Association of metal contaminants with colloidal and suspended material in shallow groundwater and surface water at Pinal Creek, Arizona. In: Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A. (Editors), U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Colorado Springs, CO., Sept., 1993. U.S. Geo. Surv. Water Resour. Invest. Rep., 94-4014 p. 1073-1080.

Fuller, C.C., 1993.  Experimental studies of trace-metal partitioning in perennial reaches of Pinal Creek, Arizona. In: Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A. (Editors), U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Colorado Springs, CO., Sept., 1993. U.S. Geo. Surv. Water Resour. Invest. Rep., 94-4014 p. 1101-1106.

Hess, K.M., Davis, J.A., Fuller, C.C., Coston, C.C., and Dixon, E., 1993, Spatial variability of metal-ion adsorption in a glacial outwash aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  In: Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A. (Editors), U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Colorado Springs, CO., Sept., 1993. U.S. Geo. Surv. Water Resour. Invest. Rep., 94-4014 p. 235-242.

Fuller, C.C., Coston, J.A., Davis, J.A., and Dixon, E.A., 1993. Evaluation of geochemical Indicators of metal adsorption in a sand and gravel aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  in Proceedings of the Toxics Substances Hydrology Program, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September, 1993.  WRIR 94-4014, p. 227-234.

Davis, J.A., Fuller, C.C., Coston, J.A., Hess, K.M., and Dixon, E., (1993). Spatial heterogeneity of geochemical and hydrologic parameters affecting metal transport in groundwater.  Environmental Research Brief, EPA/600/S-93/006; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory.

Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Waychunas, G.A., 1993. Surface chemistry of ferrihydrite: II. Kinetics of arsenate adsorption and coprecipitation: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta v. 57, p. 2271-2282.

Waychunas, G.A., Rea, B.A., Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., 1993. Surface chemistry of ferrihydrite: I. EXAFS studies of the geometry of coprecipitated and adsorbed arsenate: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta v. 57, p. 2251-2269.

VanGeen, A., Luoma, S.N., Fuller, C.C., Anima, R., Clifton, H.E., Trumbore, S., 1992.  Evidence from Cd/Ca ratios in foraminifera for greater upwelling off California 4000 years ago.  Nature, v. 358, p. 54-56.

Coston, J.A., Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A., 1992. The search for a geochemical indicator of lead and zinc adsorption in a sand and gravel aquifer, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA., proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Water Rock-Interaction—WRI7, Park City, Utah, Kharaka, Y.K., and Maest, A.S., Eds., p. 495-498.

Fuller, C.C., Coston, J.A., Hess, K.M., Davis, J.A., 1991. Spatial variability of geochemical and hydrologic properties of subsurface materials in a sand and gravel aquifer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in Mallard, G.E., and Aronson, D.A. eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Monterey, California, March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 91-4034, p. 84-86.

Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Cain, D.J., Lamothe, P.J., Fries, T.L., Fernandez, G., Vargas, J.A., Murillo, M.M., 1990. Distribution and transport of sediment-bound metal contaminants in the Rio Grande de Tarcoles, Costa Rica (Central America). Water Research. 24, 805-812

Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A., 1989. Influence of coupling of sorption and photosynthetic processes on trace element cycles in natural waters. Nature, v. 340 p. 52-54.

Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Zellweger, G.W., Goddard, K.E., 1989.  Coupled chemical, biological and physical processes: Evaluation of the controls dissolved arsenic in Whitewood Creek, South Dakota, in Mallard, G.E., and Ragone, S.E., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the technical meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, September 26‑30, 1988: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88‑4220.

Fuller, C.C., Davis, J.A., Claypool-Frey R.G., 1988. Arsenic and iron versus filter poresize in Whitewood Creek and the Belle Fource River, Chapter F; Ground-water geochemistry along Whitewood Creek, Chapter G; Desorption of arsenic from iron oxyhydroxide,  Chapter H, In Goddard, K.E., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Applied Research Studies of the Cheyenne River System, South Dakota: Description and Collation of Data, Water Years 1985‑86. USGS Open-File Report 88‑484.

Davis, J.A., Fuller, C.C., and Cook, A.D., 1987.  A model for trace metal sorption by calcite: adsorption of Cd and subsequent solid solution formation:  Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, v. 51, p. 1477.

Fuller, C.C., and Davis, J.A., 1987.  Processes and mechanisms of Cd(II) sorption by a calcareous aquifer sand: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, v. 51, p. 1491.

Nolan, K.M., and Fuller, C.C., 1986.  Sediment accumulation in San Leandro Bay during the 20th century--a preliminary report:  USGS Water Resources Investigation Report, 86‑4057.

Hammond, D.E., Fuller, C., Harmon, D., Hartman, B., Korosec, M., Miller, L.G., Rea, R., Warren, S., Berelson, W., and Hager, S., 1986.  Benthic fluxes in San Francisco Bay: Hydrobiologia, v. 129, p. 69‑90.

Davis, J. A., and Fuller, C.C., 1987.  The Roles of complexation and adsorption processes in toxic metal transport.  Overview and selected papers from the Toxic-Waste Program Technical Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March, 1984.  USGS Open-File Report 86‑234, p. 107.

Fuller, C.C., and Hammond, D.E., 1983.  The fallout rate of Pb‑210 on the western coast of the United States:  Geophysical Research Letters, v. 10, p. 1164‑1167.

Fuller, C.C., 1982.  The use of Pb‑210, Th‑234, and Cs‑137 as tracers of sedimentary processes in San Francisco Bay, California: M.S. Thesis, University of Southern California, 215p.  Published as a volume of NOAA Sea Grant Program dissertation series.

Berelson, W.M., Hammond, D.E., and Fuller, C., 1982.  Radon‑222 as a tracer for mixing in the water column and benthic exchange in the southern California borderland:  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 61, p. 41‑54.

Simpson, H.J., Trier, R.M., Toggweiler, J.R., Mathieu, G., Deck, B.L., Olsen, C.R., Hammond, D.E., Fuller, C., and Ku, T-L., 1982. Radionuclides in Mono Lake, California: Science. v. 216, p. 512- 14.

Hammond, D.E., and Fuller, C., 1979.  The use of radon‑222 to estimate benthic exchange and atmospheric exchange rates in San Francisco Bay, In Conomos, T. J., ed., San Francisco Bay: The Urbanized Estuary, AAAS, Pacific Division.




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Environmental Issuescontamination and pollution
Environmental Issuesground-water quality
Environmental Issuesmine drainage
Environmental Issuessurface water quality
Environmental Issuestoxic radionuclides
Environmental Issuestoxic trace elements
Environmental Issueswater quality
Water Resourcessediment transport
Techniques and Methodsisotopic analysis



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Energy & Minerals for America's Future

A Water Census of the United States

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

Geochemical processes affecting sorption and bioavailability of metals in aquatic systems

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The focus of my research is to characterize the processes and mechanisms of metal sorption reactions with surfaces of natural solid phases (aquifer and stream sediments) through field studies and lab experiments with solid materials from the field and with model sorbent phases. Molecular scale characterization of sorbed metal speciation is needed for confirmation of reaction mechanisms to improve reaction terms in transport models, to assess long-term fate of attenuated metals in response to changing hydrologic and geochemical conditions, and to better understand the bioavailability of metal contaminants. In conjunction with lab and field experiments, my investigations utilize X-ray absorption spectroscopic (EXAFS) and microscopic techniques (e.g. X-ray microprobe; SEM-EDS) to quantify speciation of sorbed metals and to characterize sorbent phases. The goals of this research are to improve our ability to assess the potential for natural attenuation in contaminated systems, to improve reaction terms in transport models, and to facilitate improved design and assessment of remediation strategies.  My research focuses primarily on sites contaminated by hard rock and uranium mining activities.

My research also includes the use of environmental radioisotopes (210Pb, 137Cs, 7Be, 234Th) to determine sediment chronology in lakes, reservoirs and estuaries for reconstructing contaminant input histories, sources of suspended sediments, and soil and wetland chronology for rates of carbon turnover, in collaboration with WSC, NAWQA, and other USGS programs and with university scientists. For this reaerch, sediment radiochemical anlsyses are conducted in my lab using high resolution gamma spectrometers.


Contact Information

Christopher Fuller
Bldg 15, McKelvey Building, 345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
ccfuller@usgs.gov
650-329-4479
650-329-4463 - Fax
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