Angelia L. Seyfferth


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry, Stanford University, 2008-2012
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Soil and Water Sciences, June 2008, University of California, Riverside.
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry Track, December 2002, Towson University


  • Environmental quality and resource sustainability are threatened by the introduction of chemicals to soil and water, where such chemicals can compromise ecosystem and human health. Research in the Seyfferth lab lies at the intersection of soil biogeochemistry and plant physiology, with an overarching goal of improving ecosystem and human heath. Current research focuses on understanding the processes occurring at the soil-plant interface that control trace-level uptake of contaminants and nutrient cycling by edible plants in a changing climate.

Recent Publications

Seyfferth, A.L., Kocar, B.D., Lee, J.A., Fendorf, S. Seasonal dynamics of dissolved silicon in a California rice cropping system after straw incorporation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2013, 123, 120 – 133.

Seyfferth A.L. & Fendorf S.  Silicate mineral impacts on the uptake and storage of arsenic and plant nutrients in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Environmental Science & Technology 2012, 46, 13176-13183.

Seyfferth, A.L., Webb, S.M., Andrews, J.C., Fendorf, S. Defining the distribution of arsenic species and plant nutrients in rice (Oryza sativa L.) from the root to the grain.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2011, 75, 6655 – 6671. 

Zuang, Y., Ahn, S., Seyfferth, A.L., Masue-Slowey, Y., Fendorf, S., Luthy, R.G. Dehalogenation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyl by bimetallic, impregnated, and nanoscale zerovalent iron. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2011, 45, 4896 – 4903.

Kim, E., Seyfferth, A.L., Fendorf, S.  Luthy, R.G.  Immobilization of Hg(II) in water by polysulfide-rubber (PSR) polymer-coated activated carbon.  Water Research. 2011, 45, 453 – 460.

Seyfferth, A.L., Webb, S.M., Andrews, J.C., Fendorf, S. Arsenic localization, speciation, and co-occurrence with iron on rice (Oryza sativa L.) roots with variable Fe coatings.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010, 44, 8108 – 8113.

Seyfferth, A.L., Sturchio, N.C., Parker, D.R. Is perchlorate metabolized or re-translocated in lettuce leaves? A stable-isotope approach.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 2008, 42, 9437 – 9442.

Seyfferth, A.L., Henderson, M.K., Parker, D.R. Effects of common soil anions and pH on the uptake and accumulation of perchlorate in lettuce. Plant Soil, 2008, 302, 139 – 148.

Seyfferth, A.L. and Parker, D.R. Effects of genotype and transpiration rate on the uptake and accumulation of perchlorate (ClO4-) in lettuce. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41, 3361 – 3367.

Seyfferth, A.L. and Parker, D.R. Uptake and fate of perchlorate in higher plants.  Adv. Agron., 2008, 99, 101 – 123.

Seyfferth, A.L. and Parker, D.R. Determination of low levels of perchlorate in lettuce and spinach using ion chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (IC-ESI-MS). J. Agric. Food Chem., 2006, 54, 2012 – 2017.


Contact Information
Angelia L. Seyfferth

Assistant Professor

Plant and Soil Sciences
148 Townsend Hall (office)
101/104 Worrilow (lab)
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-4865