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George O'Connor

Professor
Environmental Soil Chemistry

 

Program Areas

Teaching
  • SWS 5050  Soils for Environmental  Professionals
  • SWS 4451/5406 Soil and Water Chemistry
  • SWS 4550/5551  Soils, Water and Public  Health
Research
Departmental Research Areas:

  • Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes

Research focus:
Environmental soil chemistry, specifically, the application of basic soil-chemistry principles to guide responsible and beneficial use of non-hazardous wastes on soils.

Publications

Select Publications
  • Strawn, D., H. Bohn and G. O'Connor. 2015. Soil Chemistry. 4th edition. Wiley Blackwell, UK.
  • Marvasi, M., G. A. O’Connor and M. Teplitski. 2015. Use of tetracyclines and β-lactams in agriculture: Fate in the environment and occurrence of antibiotic-resistance determinants. V. K. Gupta, Zeilinger-Migsich, S., Ferreira Filho, E.X., Duran, C. & Purchase, D. (eds) Microbial Applications – Recent Advancements and Future Developments, Berlin De Gruyter.
  • Sidhu, H.S., P. C. Wilson and G. A. O'Connor. 2015. Endocrine disrupting compounds in reclaimed water and residential ponds and exposure potential for dislodgeable residues in turf irrigated with reclaimed water. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 69: 81-88.
  • Agyin-Birikorang, S., G.A. O'Connor, and J.E. Erickson. 2013. Sustainable nutrient management package for cost-effective bioenergy biomass production. J. Plant Nutrition 36:1881-1900.
  • Agyin-Birikorang, S., G. O'Connor, P. Pullammanappallil and G. Mohan. 2013. Recovery of essential plant nutrients from biofuel residual J. Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 3: 149-159.
  • Gonzalez, R.F., Sartain, J.B., Kruse, J.K., Obreza, T.A., O'Connor, G.A., and Harris, W.G. 2013. Orthophosphate leaching in St. Augustinegrass and Zoysiagrass grown in sandy soil under field conditions J. Environ. Qual. 42 749-757.
  • Silveira, M. and G. O'Connor. 2013. Temperature effects on phosphorus release from a biosolids-amended soil. Applied and Environ. Soil Sci. doi.org/10.1155/2013/981715.
  • Silveira, M., J. Vendramini, X. Sui, L. Sollenberger, and G. O'Connor. 2013. Screening Perennial warm-season bioenergy crops as an alternative for phtyoremediation of excess soil P. Bioenergy Research 6: 469-475.
  • Snyder, E. H. and G. A. O'Connor. 2013. Risk assessment of land-applied biosolids-borne triclocarban (TCC). Sci. Total Environ. 442: 437-444.
  • Pannu, M.W., G.A. O'Connor, and G. S. Toor. 2012. Toxicity and bioaccumulation of biosolids-borne triclosan in terrestrial organisms. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31: 646-653.
  • Pannu, M.W., G. S. Toor, G.A. O’Connor, and P. Wilson. 2012. Toxicity and bioaccumulation of biosolids-borne triclosan in food crops. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31: 2130-2137.
  • Castillo, Miguel S., L. E. Sollenberger, J. M.B. Vendramini, K. R. Woodard, G. A. O'Connor, M.L. Silveira, and J.B. Sartain. 2011.  Incorporation of municipal biosolids affects organic N mineralization and elephantgrass biomass production. Agron. J. 103: 899-905.
  • Miller, M.L., J.H. Bhadha, G.A. O'Connor, J.W. Jawitz, and J. Mitchell. 2011. Aluminum water treatment residuals as permeable reactive barrier sorbents to reduce phosphorus losses. Chemosphere. 83: 978-983.
  • Moura, D.R., M.L. Silveira, and G.A. O'Connor. 2011. Long-term reclaimed water application effects on phosphorus leaching potential in rapid infiltration basins. J. Environ. Monitoring. 13: 2457-2462.
  • Obour, A.K., M.L. Siveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, J.W. Jawitz, G.A. O'Connor, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2011. A phosphorus budget for Bahiagrass pastures growing on a typical Florida spodosol. Agron. J. 103:611-616.
  • Obour, A.K., M.L. Siveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O'Connor. 2011. Fluctuating water table effect on phosphorus release and availability. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 91: 207-217.
  • Obour, A.K., M.L. Silveira, J.M.B. Vendramini, L.E. Sollenberger, G.A. O'Connor, and J.W. Jawitz. 2011. Agronomic and environmental impacts of phosphorus fertilization of low input bahiagrass systems in Florida. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 89: 281-290.
  • Obour, A.K., J.M.B. Vendramini, M.L. Silveira, L.E. Sollenberger, G.A. O'Connor, and J.W. Jawitz. 2011. Phosphorus Fertilization Responses on Bahiagrass Pastures: Forage Production and Water Quality. Agron. J. 103: 324-330.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy. 2011. Toxicity and bioaccumulation of biosolids-borne triclocarban (TCC) in terrestrial organisms. Chemosphere. 82: 460-467.
  • Waria, M., G.A. O'Connor, and G. S. Toor. 2011. Biodegradation of triclosan (TCS) in biosolids-amended soils. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30: 2488-2496.
  • Agyin-Birikorang, S,, M. Miller, and G.A. O'Connor. 2010. Retention-release characteristics of triclocarban and triclosan in biosolids, soils, and biosolids-amended soils.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29: 1925-1933.
  • Li, Y.C., E. Hanlon, G. O'Connor, J. Chen, and M. Silveira. 2010. Land application of compost and other wastes (by-products) in Florida: regulations, characteristics, benefits and concerns. HortTechnology 20:41-51.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy. 2010. Measured physicochemical characteristics and biosolids-borne concentrations of the antimicrobial triclocarban (TCC). Sci. Total Environ. 408:2667-2673.
  • Snyder, E.H., G.A. O'Connor, and D.C. McAvoy. 2010. Fate of 14C-triclocarban in biosolids-amended soils. Sci. Total Environ.  408:2726–2732.
  • Castillo, Miguel S., Lynn E. Sollenberger, João M.B. Vendramini, Kenneth R. Woodard, John T. Gilmour, George A. O'Connor, Yoana C. Newman, Maria L. Silveira, and Jerry B. Sartain. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: II. Decomposition and organic nitrogen mineralization. Agron. J. 102:1314-1320.
  • Castillo, Miguel S., Lynn E. Sollenberger, João M.B. Vendramini, Kenneth R. Woodard, George A. O'Connor, Yoana C. Newman, Maria L. Silveira, and Jerry B. Sartain. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: I. Elephantgrass biomass production and soil responses. Agron. J. 102:1308-1313.
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office:
3169 McCarty Hall A

(352) 294-3167
(352) 392-3399 fax

email: gao@ufl.edu