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Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geology 
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

907-796-6580

907-796-6406 (Fax)

Whitehead Bldg Rm 227, Juneau Campus

Nagorski

Education:

Ph.D. Geology, 2001, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

M.S. Geology, 1997, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

B.A. Geology and History, 1994, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Curriculum Vitae

Research:

Environmental geochemistry, including:

  • Trace metal occurrence and dynamics in hydrological systems, including water, sediment, and biota
  • Atmospheric mercury deposition and cycling
  • Water quality assessment and monitoring

Publications:

  • Nagorski, S.A., A.W. Vermilyea, and C. Lamborg, (2021) Mercury export from glacial and non-glacial Alaskan watersheds as influenced by bedrock geology, watershed processes, and atmospheric deposition Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.003

  • Lepak, R., S. Janssen, D. Krabbenhoft, M. Tate, R. Yin, W. Fitzgerald, S. Nagorski, J. Hurley, and D. Engstrom (2020). Resolving atmospheric mercury loading and source trends from isotopic records of remote North American lake sediments. Environmental Science and Technology, 54, 15, 9325-9333. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c00579

  • Nagorski, S.A., S.D. Kaspari, E. Hood, J.B. Fellman, and S.M.Skiles (2019). Radiative forcing by dust and black carbon on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska. DOI: 10.1029/2018JD029411. Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres.

  • Fellman, J.B., E. Hood, S.A. Nagorski, J. Hudson, and S. Pyare, (2019). Interactive physical and biotic factors control habitat quality for Pacific salmon in coastal temperate rainforest streams. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-018-0597-9. Aquatic Sciences.

  • Nagorski, S. A., D. R. Engstrom, D. P. Krabbenhoft, R. F. Lepak, and W. F. Fitzgerald. (2019). Historical trends in mercury deposition as recorded in lake cores near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Natural Resource Report NPS/SEAN/NRR—2019/1928. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2260323

  • Vermilyea, A.W., S.A. Nagorski, C.H. Lamborg, E.W. Hood, D. Scott, and G.J. Swarr, (2017). Continuous proxy measuremments reveal large mercury fluxes from glacial and forested watersheds in Alaska. Science of the Total Environment 599-600: 145-155, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.297

  • Sergeant, C.J. and S.A. Nagorski, (2014). The implications of monitoring frequency for describing riverine water quality regimes. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2767.

  • Nagorski, S.A. D.R. Engstrom, J.P. Hudson, D.P. Krabbenhoft, E. Hood, J.F. DeWild, G.R. Aiken, (2014). Spatial distribution of mercury in southeastern Alaskan streams influenced by glaciers, wetlands, and salmon. Environmental Pollution 184: 62-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.040

  • Fellman, J.B., S. Nagorski, S. Pyare, A.W. Vermilyea, D. Scott, and E. Hood (2013). Stream temperature responses to variable glacier coverage in coastal watersheds of Southeast Alaska. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9742.

Courses Taught:

  • Geology 104: Physical Geology
  • Geology 105: Geological History of Life
  • Geology 301: Geomorphology
  • Geology 320: Mineral, Energy, & Renewable Resources
  • Environmental Science 213: Natural Hazards
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: The Anthropocene
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Plastics in the Environment
  • Environmental Science 375: Current Topics: Mass Extinctions
  • Environmental Science 475: Field Studies- Death Valley Geology
  • Humanities 120: Alaska: A Sense of Place
  • Humanities 193: Environment, Ethics, and the UAS Experience
 
 

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