Jennifer Field

 jennifer field

Dept: EMT (1111 Ag Life Sciences Bldg)
Ph.D. 1990, Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 541-737-2265
Fax: 541-737-0497

Current general research focuses on the development and application of quantitative analytical methods for organic micropollutants and their transformation products in natural and engineered systems.  Early in her career, she focused on field-based research to investigate the fate and transport of surfactants in groundwater and wastewater treatment systems.  She participated in interdisciplinary research with hydrologists and engineers in order to develop ‘push-pull’ tracer test methods for determining in-situ rates of reductive dechlorination and anaerobic biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons.  She was a pioneer in the area of fluorochemical occurrence and behavior with a focus on groundwater contaminated by fire-fighting foams, municipal wastewater treatment systems, and in municipal landfill leachates.  Her current research in the area of environmental analytical chemistry concentrates on the use of large-volume injections with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry as a quantitative yet cost- and time-saving approach for the analysis of aqueous environmental samples.  Applications of the large-volume injection technique include measurements of illicit drugs in municipal wastewater as an alternative indicator of community drug use; components of the Corexit oil dispersant in seawater, and newly-identified fluorochemicals in groundwater and landfill leachate.      

She serves as an Associate Editor for Environmental Science and Technology and was an editor for Water Research from 2004-2008.     




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 Recent Publications Include:

  1. Place, B., Kleber, M., and Field, J.A. 2012. Extraction of fullerenes from environmental matrices as affected by solvent characteristics and analyte concentration. J. Separation Science, DOI 10.1002/jssc.201200819
  2. Place, B., Field, JA. 2012. Identification of Novel Fluorochemicals in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Used by the US Military. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 7120-7127.
  3. Backe, W.J. and Field, J.A. 2012. Is SPE necessary for environmental analysis? A quantitative comparison of matrix effects from large-volume injection and solid-phase extraction based methods. 2012. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 6750–6758.
  4. Brewer, A., Banta-Green, C., Ort, C., and Field, J.A. 2012. Interpreting Diurnal Drug Use Patterns and Human Movement from Urinary Biomarkers in Municipal Wastewater.  Environmental Science and Technology. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 8305–8314.
  5. Tomohiko Isobea,b,*, Shohei Ogawaa, Rina Sugimotoa, Karri Ramua,c, Agus Sudaryantoa,d, Govindan Malarvannana, Gnanasekaran Devanathana, Babu Rajendran Ramaswamya,e, Natesan Munuswamyf, Deavaraj Sankar Ganeshg, Jeyaraj Sivakumarh, A. Sethuramanh, V. Parthasarathyi, Annamalai Subramaniana, Jennifer Fieldj, Shinsuke Tanabe.  2012. Perchlorate contamination of groundwater from fireworks manufacturing area in South India".  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s10661-012-2972-7.
  6. Backe, WJ and Field, JA.. Is SPE Necessary? A Quantitative Comparison of the Matrix Effects on Estrogens and Perfluorinated Chemicals from Large-Volume Injection and Solid-Phase Extraction. 2012. Environmental Science and Technology. 2012. Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es300235z.
  7. Brewer, A., Banta-Green, C., Ort, C., and Field, J.A.  2012. Normalized Diurnal and Between-Day Trends in Illicit and Legal Drug Loads that Account for Changes in Population. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 8305-8314, DOI: 10.1021/es202447r.
  8. Place, B., Field, JA. 2012. Identification of Novel Fluorochemicals in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFF) Used by the US Military. Environmental Science and Technology, 46, 7120-7127.
  9. Francesco Busetti, William J. Backe, Nina Bendixen, Urs Maier, Benjamin Place, Walter Giger, and Jennifer A. Field. 2012.  Trace analysis by large-volume injection into liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.  Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 402, 175-186.
  10. W.P. Ela, D.L. Sedlak, M. Barlaz, H. Henry, D. Muir, D. Swackhamer, E.J. Weber, R.G. Arnold, L. Ferguson, J. Field, E. Furlong, J.P. Giesy, R. U. Halden, T. Henry, R. Hites, K. Hornbuckle, P. Howard, R.G. Luthy, A. Meyer, A.E. Sáez, F. vom Saal, C. Vulpe, and M.R. Wiesner. 2011. Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 119 (1), 6-10. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1002497
  11. Huset, CA., Barlaz, MA., Barofsky, DF., and Field, JA. 2011. Quantitative Determination of Fluorochemicals in Municipal Landfill Leachates. Chemosphere, 82, 1380-1386.  DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.11.072
  12. Backe, W, Ort, C., Brewer, AJ, and Field, JA.  2011.  Analysis of Androgenic Steroids in Environmental Waters by Large-volume Injection Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 83, 2622-2630.
  13. Chiaia, A.C., Banta-Green, C. and Field, JA 2011. Interpreting Methamphetamine Levels in an Endemic-Use Community.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18, 1471-1477. 
  14. Lee, J.-H., Dolan, M., Field, J., Istok, J. 2010. Monitoring Bioaugmentation with Single-Well Push-Pull Tests in Sediment, Environmental Science & Technology, 44, 1085-1092.
  15. Place, B., Anderson, B., Mekebri, A., Furlong, E., Gray, J., Tjeerdema, R., Field, J.  2010A Role for Analytical Chemistry in Advancing our Understanding of the Occurrence, Fate, and Effects of Corexit Oil Dispersants.  Environmental Science and Technology, 44, 6016-6018.
  16. Gieg, L.M., Alumbaugh, R.E., Field, J., Jones, J., Istok, J.D., Suflita, J.M. 2009. Assessing in situ rates of anaerobic hydrocarbon bioremediation.  Microbial Biotech., 2, 222-233.
  17. Banta-Green, C., Field, J.A., Chiaia, A., Sudakin, D., Power, L., Montigny, L. 2009.  The spatial epidemiology of cocaine, methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) use: a demonstration using a population measure of community drug load derived from municipal wastewater. Addiction, 104, 1874-1880.
  18. Isaacson, C., Kleber, M., Field, J. 2009. Quantitative Analysis of Fullerene Nanomaterials in Environmental Systems:  A Critical Review". Environmental Science and Technology, 43, 17, 6463-6474.
  19. Huset, C., Chiaia, A., Barofsky, D., Jonkers, N., Kohler, H-P., Ort, C., Giger, W., and Field, J. 2008Occurrence and mass flows of fluorochemicals in the Glatt Valley Watershed, Switzerland. Environmental Science and Technology, 42; 6369-6377.
  20. Chiaia, A. and Field, J.A. 2008. Large Volume (1,800 L) Injection for the Direct Analysis of Illicit Drugs in Municipal Wastewaters. Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 8841-8848.