University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 
 
 
PaulBertsch

Paul Bertsch

Faculty

 

Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationAg. Science Bldg. North
1100 Nicholasville Road (Office:N-212M)
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone(859) 257-1651
Fax(859) 323-1952
Emailpaul.bertsch@uky.edu

 

Speciality
Soil and Environmental Chemistry

Research Interest
My research is in the area that has become known as molecular environmental science and focuses on elucidating the mechanisms controlling the fate, transport, and bioavailability/toxicity of contaminants in the environment and on the development of novel minimally invasive remediation strategies for contaminated sites. Most recently, my research has focused on the environmental fate, transport, bioavailability, and toxicity of manufactured nanomaterials.

Links
Full Curriculum Vitae 2012

 

 

This person page last updated on 2012-09-06



Research/Teaching Publications

    Books and Book Chapters

    Judy, J. D., Bertsch, P. M. 2014. Bioavailability, Toxicity, and Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Academic Press. (ed. Donald Sparks) (2014)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jonathan Judy

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Whitley, AR; Levard, C; Oostveen, E; Bertsch, PM; Matocha, CJ; vd Kammer, F; Unrine, JM*. 2013. Behavior of Ag nanoparticles in soil: Effects of particle surface coating, aging and sewage sludge amendment. Environmental Pollution. 182: 141-149.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Chris Matocha
    Jonathan D. Judy, Jason M. Unrine, William Rao, Paul M. Bertsch 2012. Bioaccumulation of gold nanomaterials by Manduca sexta through dietary uptake of surface contaminated plant tissue Environmental Science and Technology, 2012, 46 (22), pp 1267212678.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Jonathan Judy
    Jonathan D. Judy, NVKV Prasad Tollamadugu, Paul M. Bertsch 2012. Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) Leaf Extract Mediated Synthesis of Triangular, Polyhedral and Spherical Gold Nanoparticles. Advances in Nanoparticles, 1(3), 79-85.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jonathan Judy
    Judy JD, Unrine JM, Rao W, Wirick S, Bertsch PM 2012. Bioavailability of gold nanomaterials to plants: importance of particle size and surface coating. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 8467-8474.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Jonathan Judy
    Judy, J., J. M. Unrine, W. Rao, and P. Bertsch. 2012. Bioaccumulation of gold nanomaterials by Manduca sexta through dietary uptake of surface contaminated plant tissue. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 12672-12678. (Jonathan Judy is a PhD student is Soil Science)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Jonathan Judy
    Judy, J., J. M. Unrine, W. Rao, S. Wirick and P. Bertsch. 2012. Bioavailability of gold to plants: Importance of particle size and surface coating. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 8467-8474. (Jonathan Judy is a PhD student is Soil Science)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Jonathan Judy
    Judy, J., T. Prasad, and P. Bertsch. 2012. Pin oak (Quercus palustris) leaf extract mediated synthesis of triangular, polyhedral and spherical gold nanoparticles. Advances in Nanoparticles 1: 79-85. (Jonathan Judy is a PhD student is Soil Science)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jonathan Judy
    Neal, A., N. Kabengi*, A. Grider, and P. Bertsch. 2012. Can the Soil Bacterium Cupriavidus necator sense ZnO Nanomaterials and Aqueous Zn2+ Differentially? Nanotoxicology 6: 371-380.
    Sabo-Attwood, T., J. M. Unrine*, J. Stone, C. Murphy, S. Ghoshroy, D. Bloom, P. Bertsch, and L. Newman. 2012. Uptake, distribution and toxicity of gold nanoparticles in tobacco (Nicotiana xanthi) seedlings. Nanotoxicology 6: 353-360.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine
    Tsyusko, O. V., J. M. Unrine, D. Spurgeon, E. Blalock, D. Starnes*, M. Tseng, G. Joice and P. Bertsch. 2012. Toxicogenomic Responses of the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans to Gold Nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 4115-4124.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Olga Tsyusko Jason Unrine Daniel Starnes
    Tsyusko, Olga; Unrine, Jason; Spurgeon, David; Blalock, Eric; Starnes, Daniel; Tseng, Michael; Joice, Greg; Bertsch, Paul. 2012. Toxicogenomic Responses of the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans to Gold Nanoparticles. Environmental Science and Technology 46:5115-4124.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Olga Tsyusko Jason Unrine Daniel Starnes
    Unrine JM; Shoults-Wilson WA; Zhurbich O; Bertsch PM; Tsusko OV. 2012. Trophic transfer of Au nanoparticles from soil along a simulated terrestrial food chain. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 9753-9760.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Olga Tsyusko Jason Unrine
    Unrine, J. M., W. A. Shoults-Wilson, O. Zhurbick, P. M. Bertsch, and O. V. Tsusko. 2012. Trophic transfer of Au nanoparticles from soil along a simulated terrestrial food chain. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 9753-9760.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Olga Tsyusko Jason Unrine
    Weisner, M. R., G. V. Lowry, E. Casman, P. M. Bertsch*, C. W. Matson, R. T. Di Giulio, and M. F. Hochella. 2012. Meditations on the ubiquity and mutability of nano-sized materials in the environment. ACS Nano 5: 8466-8470.
    Jonathan D. Judy, Jason M. Unrine, Paul M. Bertsch. 2011. Evidence for biomagnification of gold nanoparticles within a terrestrial food chain. Environmental Science and Technology 45:776-781.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Jonathan Judy Jonathan Judy
    Ma, H., N.J. Kabengi, P.M. Bertsch, J.M. Unrine, T.C. Glenn, and P.L. Williams. 2011. Comparative phototoxicity of nanoparticulate ZnO and bulk ZnO to a free living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: The importance of illumination mode and primary particle size. Environmental Pollution 159:1473-1480.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine
    Neal A.L., N. Kabengi, A. Grider, and P.M. Bertsch. 2011. Can the soil bacterium Cupriavidus necator sense ZnO nanomaterials and aqueous Zn2+ differentially? Nanotoxicology. Published online: doi: 10.3109/17435390.2011.579633.
    Shoults-Wilson WA, Reinsch BC, Tsyusko OV, Bertsch PM, Lowry GV, Unrine JM. 2011. Toxicity of silver nanoparticles to the earthworm (Eisenia fetida): The role of particle size and soil type. Journal of the Soil Science Society of America 75: 365-377.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Olga Tsyusko
    Shoults-Wilson, W.A., B.C. Reinsch, O.V. Tsyusko, P.M. Bertsch, G.V. Lowry, and J.M. Unrine. 2011. Role of particle surface coating for bioaccumulation and reproductive toxicity of silver in earthworms (Eisenia fetida) exposed to silver nanoparticles. Nanotoxicology 5(3):432- 444.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Olga Tsyusko Jason Unrine
    Shoults-Wilson, W.A., O.I. Zurbich, D.H. McNear, O.V. Tsyusko, P.M. Bertsch, and J.M. Unrine. 2011. Evidence for avoidance of Ag nanoparticles by earthworms (Eisenia fetida). Ecotoxicology 20:385-396.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Dave McNear Olga Tsyusko Jason Unrine
    Wiesner, M.R., G.V. Lowry, E. Casman, P.M. Bertsch, C.W. Matson, R.T. Di Giulio, J. Liu, and M.F. Hochella, Jr. 2011. Meditations on the ubiquity and mutability of nano-sized materials in the environment. ACS Nano 5:8466-8470.
    Unrine, J.M., S.E. Hunyadi, O.V. Tsyusko, W. Rao, W.A. Shoults-Wilson, and P.M. Bertsch. 2010. Evidence for Bioavailability of Au Nanoparticles from Soil and Biodistribution within Earthworms (Eisenia fetida). Environmental Science Technology 44:83088313. Published online: doi: 10.1021/es101885w.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Olga Tsyusko
    Unrine, J.M., Tsyusko, O.V., Hunyadi, S.E., Judy, J.D. and Bertsch, P.M 2010. Effects of particle size on chemical speciation and bioavailability of Cu to earthworms (Eisenia fetida) exposed to Cu nanoparticles Journal of Environmental Quality 39:1942-1953. DOI 10.2134/jeq2009.0387
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Jonathan Judy Jonathan Judy Olga Tsyusko
    Ma, H.B., P.M. Bertsch, T.C. Glenn, N.J. Kabengi, and P.L. Williams. 2009. Toxicity of manufactured ZnO nanoparticles in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:1324-1330.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Nadine Kabengi

    Proceedings Publications

    Jason Unrine, Aaron Shoults-Wilson, Brian Reinsch, Olga Tsyusko, Greg Lowry, Paul Bertsch 2010. Using μ-XRF and XAS to characterize the fate and bioavailability of manufactured nanoparticles in soil. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(11-S1); A1066
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Olga Tsyusko
    Unrine JM, Bertsch PM, Hunyadi SE, Ma HB, Newman LA, Williams PL. 2008. Spatial distribution and speciation of Au and Zn in terrestrial organisms exposed to Au and ZnO nanoparticles. Abstr Pap Am Chem Soc 235:81-ENVR
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Paul Bertsch Jason Unrine Olga Tsyusko