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Michael Amacher

Restoration Ecology of Disturbed Lands

 

Collaborating Scientist

Research Soil Chemist

USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station - Logan

 

Projects:

The Great Basin Ecosystem Management Project for Restoring and Maintaining Watersheds and Riparian Ecosystems

 

A Demonstration Area on Ecosystem Response to Prescribed Burns in the Great Basin Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands

 

Relevant Publications:

Amacher, M.C., and H.M. Selim.  1994.  Mathematical models to evaluate retention and transport of chromium(VI) in soil.  Ecological Modelling 74:205-230.

 

Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, and R.W. Brown.  1994.  Reactions, transport, and remediation of copper in acidic minespoils and sediments.  p. 1348-1351.  In: Emerging technologies for hazardous waste management VI.  19-21 Sept., 1994.  Atlanta, GA.  American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

 

Amacher, M.C., R.W. Brown, R.C. Sidle, and J. Kotuby-Amacher.  1995.  Effect of mine waste on element speciation in headwater streams.  p. 275-309.  In: H.E. Allen et al. (eds.)  Metal speciation and contamination of soil.  Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Delgado, J.A., and M.C. Amacher.  1995.  Modeling the uptake of sulfur by crops on two alluvial soils of Louisiana: Soybeans.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 26:1491-1505.

 

Delgado, J.A., and M.C. Amacher.  1995.  Modeling the uptake of sulfur by crops on two alluvial soils of Louisiana: Cotton.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 26:1921-1934.

 

Kotuby-Amacher, J. and M.C. Amacher.  1995.  Comparison of three methods for determining total alkalinity in natural waters.  Research Paper INT-RP-480.  USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT.  9 pages.

 

Selim, H.M., L. Ma, H. Zhu, I.K. Iskandar, and M.C. Amacher.  1995.  A modified multicomponent model for heavy metal transport in soils.  p. 123-124.  In: Vadose zone hydrology: cutting across disciplines. Proceedings of an international conference.  6-8 Sept., 1995.  University of California-Davis.  Kearney Foundation of Soil Science, Davis, CA.

 

Amacher, M.C.  1996.  Nickel, cadmium, and lead.  p. 739-768.  In: D.L. Sparks et al. (eds.)  Methods of soil analysis. Part 3. Chemical methods.  Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

 

Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, B.D. Williams, W.F. Mueggler, and J. Kotuby-Amacher.  1996.  Ecological restoration of acidic mine spoils at high elevations: long-term significance of revegetation and natural succession.  p. 127-151.  In: W.R. Keammerer (ed.)  Proceedings of the high altitude revegetation workshop no. 12.  21-23 Feb., 1996.  Fort Collins, CO.  Information Series No. 83.  Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO.

 

Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, B.D. Williams, W.F. Mueggler, and J. Kotuby-Amacher.  1996.  Revegetation of acidic mine spoils at high elevations: Restoration of native plant communties.  p. 23-33.  In: Proceedings of the 18th annual conference of the association of abandoned mine land programs.  15-18 Sept., 1996.  Kalispell, MT.

 

Selim, H.M., and M.C. Amacher.  1997.  Reactivity and transport of heavy metals in soils.  Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.  201 pages.

 

Delgado, J.A., and M.C. Amacher.  1997.  Modeling the uptake of sulfur by crops on three alluvial soils of Louisiana: Wheat.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 28:225-236.

 

Selim, H.M., L. Ma, H. Zhu, M.C. Amacher, and I.K. Iskandar.  1997.   Adsorption-desorption of copper in soils.  p. 223-231.  In: R. Prost (ed.)  Contaminated soils. Proceedings of the third international conference on the biogeochemistry of trace elements. 15-19 May, 1995. Paris, France.  Les Colloques, n?85. INRA Editions, Paris, France.

 

Bartos, D.L., and M.C. Amacher.  1998.  Soil properties associated with aspen to conifer succession.  Rangelands 20:25-28.

 

Amacher, M.C., A.D. Johnson, T. Christopherson, D.E. Kutterer, D.L. Bartos, and J. Kotuby-Amacher.  1999.  Nitrogen mineralization in the aspen ecosystem.  p. 145-158.  In: T.A. Tindall and D. Westermann (eds.)  Western nutrient management conference proceedings. Vol. 3.  4-5 March, 1999.  Salt Lake City, UT.  Potash and Phosphate Institute, Manhattan, KS.

 

Brown, R.W., and M.C. Amacher.  1999.  Selecting plant species for ecological restoration: a perspective for land managers.  p. 1-16.  In: L.K. Holzworth and R.W. Brown (eds.)  Revegetation with native species. Proceedings, 1997 Society for Ecological Restoration annual meeting.  12-15 Nov., 1997.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  RMRS-P-8.  USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO.

 

Amacher, M.C., and R.W. Brown.  2000.  Mine waste characterization.  p. 585-622.  In: D. Barcelo (ed.)  Sample handling and trace analysis of pollutants: techniques, applications, and quality assurance.  Vol. 21.  Techniques and instrumentation in analytical chemistry.  Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

Amacher, M.C., A.D. Johnson, D.E. Kutterer, and D.L. Bartos.  2000.  Post-fire and post-harvest soil temperatures in aspen and conifer stands: the first year after aspen restoration treatments.  USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station.  Ft. Collins, CO.  (In press).

 

Amacher, M.C., D.L. Bartos, T. Christopherson, A.D. Johnson, and D.E. Kutterer.  2000.  Nitrogen mineralization in aspen/conifer soils after a natural fire.  In: Sustaining aspen in western landscapes.  13-15 June, 2000.  Grand Junction, CO.  USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. (In press).

 

Education:

 

Ph.D., 1981, Pennsylvania State University, Soil Chemistry

 

M.S., 1978, Pennsylvania State University, Chemistry

 

B.S., 1972, Pennsylvania State University, Chemistry

 

 

Professional Experience:

 

1990-present: Research Soil Chemist, GS-13, USDA Forest Service

1989-1990: Research Soil Chemist, GS-12, USDA Forest Service

1986-1989: Associate Professor, Agronomy Dep., Louisiana State University

1983-1986: Assistant Professor, Agronomy Dep., Louisiana State University

1981-1983: Research Assistant Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Dep. of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University

1976-1981: Research Assistant, Dep. of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University

1974-1976: Graduate Assistant, Dep. of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University

1972-1974: Environmental Analytical Chemist, Church Laboratories

 

 

Awards and Grants:

 

1996-1999: USDA-CSREES Rangelands Research Grant, “Nitrogen and Phosphorus Mineralization in Aspen and Conifer Soils”

 

 

Society Memberships:

 

American Chemical Society, American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, American Geophysical Union, Water Environment Federation, Association of Exploration Geochemists, Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health

 

 

 

 
Address :

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station
860 North 1200 East
Logan, UT 84321

435.755.3560

EMail :
mamacher@fs.fed.us

 

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