Publications

Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science Refereed Publications

(as of October 2015)

Cook, N., Sarver, E., and Krometis, L. Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice. Putting Corporate Social Responsibility to Work: A Central Appalachian Case Study.

Smith-Hamm, S., Sarver, E., and Cox, A. Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Transactions. Accelerated Leaching of Mine Spoils as a Means of Reducing Specific Conductivity.

Morris, J., Sellaro, R., and Sarver, E. Minerals and Metallurgical Processing (Accepted). Residual Diesel-Range Organics in Process Waters from Laboratory Fine Coal Flotation Tests.

Talbott, E., Sharma, R., Buchanich, J., and Stacy, S. Journal of Occupational and Environment Medicine. Is There an Association of Circulatory Hospitalizations Independent of Mining Employment in Coal-Mining and Non-Coal-Mining Countries in West Virginia? (Accepted December 2014, in press).

Maxwell, A., Warner, T., Strager, M., and Conley, J. International Journal of Remote Sensing (Accepted). Assessing Machine Learning Algorithms and Image- and LIDAR- Derived Variables for GEOBIA Classification of Mining and Mine Reclamation.

Lamm, S., Li, J., Robbins, S., Dissen, E., Chen, R., and Feinlieb, M. Death Defects Research (Part A). Are Residents of Mountain-Top Mining Counties More Likely to Have Infants with Birth Defects? The West Virginia Experience. 2014:98, e-pub November 12, 2014.

Buchanich, J., Balmert, L., Youk, A., Woolley, S., and Talbott, E. Journal of Occupational and Environment Medicine. General Mortality Patterns in Appalachian Coal Mining and Non-Coal Mining Counties.

Brink, L., Talbott, E., Stacy, S., Marshall, L., Sharma, R., and Buchanich, J. Journal of Occupational and Environment Medicine. The Association of Respiratory Hospitalization Rates in WV Counties, Total, Underground, and Surface Coal Production and Sociodemographic Covariates. November 2014.

Daniels, W., Zipper, C., and Orndorff, Z. Int J Coal Sci Technol. Predicting Release and Aquatic Effects of Total Dissolved Salts from Appalachian USA Coal Mines. (2014).

Larson, L., Sanchez-Espana, J., Kaley, B., Sheng, Y., Bibby, K., and Burgos, W. Environmental Science and Technology. Thermodynamic Controls on the Kinetics of Microbial Low -pH Fe(II) Oxidation.

Evans, D., Zipper, C., Donovan, P., and Daniels, W. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA). Long-Term Trends of Specific Conductance in Waters Discharged by Coal-Mine Valley Fills in Central Appalachia, USA.

Maxwell, A., Strager, M., Warner, T., Zegre, N., and Yuill, C. GIScience & Remote Sensing. Comparison of NAIP Orthophotography and RapidEye Satellite Imagery for Mapping of Mining and Mine Reclamation.

Karmis, M., Agioutantis, Z., Kirby, L., and Valyrakis, M. In J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, Charleston, WV, April 14-18, 2013. Soc. Mining Met & Expl., Englewood, CO. Application of Subsidence Prediction Methodologies for Sizing Barrier Pillars for Stream Protection in Appalachia.

Lashgari, A. and Kecojevic, V. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18,2013,. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp.501-511. Production, Cost, and Environmental Impact of Loading Equipment in Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia.

Maupin, T., Agouridis, C., Barton, C., Warner, R., and Yu, X. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation, and Environment. Specific Conductivity Sensor Performance: I. Laboratory Evaluation.

Lashgari, A. and Kecojevic, V. J Powder Metall Min 2013 , S:1. Assessment of Environmental Impact of Drilling Equipment.

Cook, N., Krometics, L., and Sarver, E. 9th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economical and Social Sustainability. Sustainability and Water Quality: A Central Appalachian Case Study. (Hiroshima, Japan. January 23-25, 2013.)

Li, J., Robbins, S., and Lamm, S. Birth Defects Research (Part A). The Influence of Misclassification Bias on the Reported Rates of Congenital Anomalies on the Birth Certificates for West Virginia – A Consequence of an Open-Ended Query.

Cook, N., Krometis, L., and Sarver, E. Water Research Conference. Bacterial Impairments in Surface Waters as an Obstacle to Sustainable Water Quality Solutions. Morgantown, WV. October 30-31, 2012.

Meachem, S., Sukpraprut, S., Taber, T., and Metzger, D. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. Publications on Chronic Diseases in Coal Dependent Communities in Central Appalachia. (2012).

 

Refereed Publications (entire paper is refereed)

Journals

Donovan, J. J. and Ziemkiewicz, P. F. Journal of Environmental Quality. Selenium Adsorption Onto Iron Oxide Layers Beneath Coal-mine Overburden Spoil. (2013).

Kecojevic, V., Vukotic, I., Komljenovic, D. SME Mining Engineering Journal. Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 51-57. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Production, Consumption and Cost of Energy for Surface Mining of Bituminous Coal. (2014).

Lashgari, A., Johnson, C., Kecojevic, V., Lusk, B., Hoffman, J.M. SME Mining Engineering Journal. Vol. 65, No. 10, pp. 34-41. NOx Emission of Equipment and Blasting Agents in Surface Mining. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. (2013).

Lashgari, A., Kecojevic, V. SME Transactions. Vol. 332, pp. 465-471. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Assessment of Environmental Impact of Digging and Loading Equipment in Surface Mining. (2013).

Maxwell, A., Warner, T., Strager, M., and Pal, M. Association of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. IN PRESS. Combining RapidEye Satellite Imagery and LiDAR for Mapping of Mining and Mine Reclamation.

Maxwell, A., and Strager, M. Journal of Natural Science. Vol. 5, No. 2A, 229-237. Assessing Landform Alterations Induced by Mountaintop Mining. (2013).

Maxwell, A. ESRI News for Forestry. Extracting Forest Cover and Forest Fragmentation throughout West Virginia Utilizing GIS and Image Analysis. (2013).

Maxwell, A., Stager, M., Yuill, C., Petty, J. International Journal of Ecology, Focus Issue on Landscape Ecology, Vol. 2012. Modeling Critical Forest Habitat in the Southern Coal Fields of West Virginia. (2012).

Meacham, S., Sukpraprut, S., Taber, T., and Metzger, D. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 5(3):62-79. Chronic Diseases in Coal Dependent Communities in Central Appalachia. (2012)

Merriam, E., Petty, J.T., Strager, M.P., Maxwell, A.E.,  and Ziemkiewicz, P. Freshwater Science 32:1246-1259. Scenario Analysis Predicts Context-Dependent Stream Response to Land Use Change in a Heavily Mined Central Appalachian Watershed. (2013).

Partridge, M., Betz, M., and Lobao, L. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. (95) 2: 449-456. Natural Resource Curse and Poverty in Appalachian America. (2013).

Partridge, M., Rickman, D., Olfert, M., and Tang, Y. Economic Development Quarterly. U.S. Regional Poverty Post-2000: The Lost Decade. 

Petty, J., Gingerich, G., Anderson, J., Ziemkiewicz, P. Hydrobiologia 720:39-51. Ecological Function of Constructed Perennial Stream Channels on Reclaimed Surface Coal Mines in West Virginia.

Sarver, E., Cox, A. Mining Technology (Transactions of the Australian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy), Vol. 122, No. 3, pg. 145-152. Salt: An Emerging Concern for the Global Mining and Minerals Industries. (2013).

Ziemkiewicz, P.,  Neal, M., and Lovett, R. Mine Water and the Environment 30:141-150. Selenium Leaching Kinetics and In-Situ Control. (2011).

 

Conference Proceedings

Agioutantis, Z. and Karmis, M. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 308-318. Addressing the Effect of Sloping Terrain on Ground Movements Due to Underground Mining.

Agioutantis, Z., Karmis, M., and Kirby, L. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 319-335. Application of Subsidence Prediction Methodologies for Sizing Barrier Pillars for Stream Protection in Appalachia. 

Agioutantis, Z. and Karmis, M. Proceedings, 32nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, July 2013, Morgantown, West Virginia, pp. 214-219. Recent Developments on Surface Ground Strain Calculations Due to Underground Mining in Appalachia.

Armstead, M., Wilson, M., Keller, L., Kinney, J., McGill, K., and Snyder, E. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 348-361. Methods for Evaluating the Effects of a Simulated Mine Effluent with Elevated Ionic Concentration to Field Collected Benthic Macroinvertebrates.

Buchanich, J., Talbott, E., Youk, A., Potter, A., and Marshall, L. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 189-201. Comparison of Mortality Rates Between Appalachian Coal Mining Counties with Non-Coal Mining Counties. 

Cook, N., Krometis, L. and Sarver, E. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pg. 214-227. Inventory of Bacterial and Biological Impairments in Central Appalachia.

Daniels, W.L., Orndorff, Z.W., Eick, M.J., and Zipper, C.E. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 275-285. Predicting TDS Release From Appalachian Mine Spoils. (2013).

Fries, S., Lobao, L., Partridge, M., and Betz, M. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Rural Sociological Society, New York City, August 2013. Educational Attainments in Appalachia: The Effects of Coal Mining and Other Community Attributes in the Post-2000 Period. 

Honaker, R., Duan, Z., Cobb, D., and Baird, S. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV pp. 32-41. Stabilization of Fine Coal Waste as an Alternative Disposal Technique. 

Hufford, M. and Taylor, B. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 99-107. Edgework and Boundary Crossings: Assessing Foundations for Public Ecology in the Appalachian Region.

Iannacchione, A., Bain, D., Keener, M., and Nealen, C. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. SME Special Publication, pp. 336-346. Preliminary Assessment of Factors Affecting Springs Undermined by Longwall Mines in Pennsylvania. 

Iannacchione, A., Keener, M., Mignogna, L., Bucha, B., Matyus, J., and Means, B. 32nd International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, July 2013, Morgantown, West Virginia, pp. 196-201. The Interaction of Unique Geology and Retreat Room-and-Pillar Mining on Overburden Barrier Performance at the Grove No.1 Mine. 

Iannacchione, A., Mignogna, L., Keener, M., Bucha, B., Winter, J., and Means, B. 32nd Internationsl COnfernece on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, West Virginia, July 2013, pp. 189-195. Influence of Mine Layout, Mining Method, and Geology on Down-Dip Coal Barrier Performance at the Solar No. 7 and Solar No. 10 Mines.

Johnson, C., Lusk, B., Hoffman, J., and Rathbun, J. n: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 476-489. Surface Coal Mine Blasting Optimization and Mitigation of Environmental Impacts: Mine to Fill.

Karmis, M., Kirby, L., Valyrakis, M., and Agioutantis, Z. AIMS 2012, May 30-31, 2012, Aachen, pp. 13-23. A Review of Subsidence Prediction and Control Methodologies in the USA – Experiences and New Developments. 

Kirby, L., Craynon J., and Sweeten, S. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 362-370. Exploring Benthic Impairment and Total Dissolved Solids in the Dumps Creek Watershed. (2013).

Klima, M., Arnold, B., Munjack, J., and Barry, B. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 42-50. Application of a Pilot-Scale Plate Filter Press in Dewatering Coal Slurries. (2013).

Krenz III, R., Schoenholtz, S., and Zipper, C. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 465-466. Leaf Litter Breakdown as a Functional Assessment Tool for Appalachian Coal Mine Stream Restorations.

Lashgari, A., Kecojevic, V. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 490-500. Production, Cost and Environmental Impact of Loading Equipment in Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia. (2013).

Lashgari, A., Johnson, C., Kecojevic, V., Lusk, B., Hoffman, J. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 501-511. NOx Emission of Equipment and Blasting Agents in Surface Coal Mining. (2013).

Lobao, L., Partridge, M., Brown, L., Betz, M., and Farren, M. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 86-98. The Mining Industry and Community Poverty Across Appalachia. (2013).

Maupin, T. P., Agouridis, C.T., Barton, C.D., and Warner, R.C. R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.). 2012 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Tupelo, MS, June 8-15, 2012. Conductivity Sensor Testing. (2012).

Meacham, S. Sukpraprut, S., Taber, T., and Metzger, D. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 172-188. Evaluation of Research Addressing Chronic Health in Coal-Dependent Communities in Central Appalachia. (2013).

Meacham, S. Eastern Coal Council, May 21, 2013, Kingsport, TN. Update on Research of Factors Influencing Chronic Health Conditions in Coal Communities in Central Appalachia. (2013).

Meacham, S. Eastern Coal Council Annual Meeting, May 22, 2012, Kingsport, TN. Study of Health Disparities in Chronic Conditions in Mid-Appalachia; Part I “Meta-Analysis of Literature,” Part II “Rates of Chronic Conditions from Medical Records.” (2012).

Meacham, S. and Sukpraprut, S. Presented at the Experimental Biology Meetings 2012, April 22, 2012, San Diego, CA. Nutrition Related Health Status of Individuals Affected by Coal and Tobacco Economies and Policies in Virginia. (2012).

Monday, T. and Warner, R. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 471. Screening-Level Specific Conductivity Testing of Drill Core Strata.

Morris, J., Sarver, E., Luttrell, G., and Novak, J. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of Metallurgists (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum), Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 1-3, 2012, paper no. 7391. Peer reviewed. Reagents in Coal Processing: Where Do They Go? 

Morris, J.P., Sarver, E.A., and Luttrell, G.H. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 51-59. Diesel Range Organics in Coal Preparation.

Odenheimer, J., Skousen, J., and McDonald, L. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 255-264. Predicting Total Dissolved Solids Release from Overburden in Appalachian Coal Fields.

Partridge, M., Betz, M., and Lobao, L. Paper presented at the session “Natural Resources and the Dynamics of Income and Wealth Inequality in Rural America.” The American Agricultural Economics Association, Seattle, Washington August 12-14, 2012. Natural Resource Curse and Poverty in Appalachian America. (2012).

Partridge, M., Betz, M., and Lobao, L. Presented at the North American Regional Science Association Conference, Ottawa, Canada, November 10, 2012. Natural Resource Curse and Poverty in Appalachian America.

Petty, J.T., Strager, M.P., Merriam, E.M., and Ziemkiewicz, P.F. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO, pp. 5-19. Scenario Analysis and the Watershed Futures Planner: Predicting Future Aquatic Conditions in an Intensively Mined Appalachian Watershed. (2013).

Skousen, J., McDonald, L., Odenheimer, J. Abstract and presentation given at the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Feb. 24-27, 2013, Denver, Colorado. Predicting Total Dissolved Solids Release from Overburden in Appalachian Coal Fields. (2013).

Sweeten, S., Sweeten, J., Craynon, J., Ford, W., and Schoenholtz, S. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 381 – 394. Evaluation of Current Measures of Aquatic Biological Integrity in the Central Appalachian Coalfields: Efficacy and Implications. 

Talbott, E., Brink, L., Marshall, L., and Buchanich, J. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.) Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 202-212. Population and Exposure Characteristics of Coal Mining and Non-Coal Mining Counties in West Virginia.

Unrine, J., Collin, B., and Warner, R.  In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Environmental Considerations in Energy Productions, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. pp. 438-442. Selenium Concentrations and Solid-State Chemical Speciation in Black Shale Associated with a West Virginia Coal Seam. (2013).

Unrine, J.M., Collin, B., and Warner, R. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, November, 2012. Selenium Concentrations and Solid State Chemical Speciation in Black Shale Associated with a West Virginia Coal Seam.

Whitacre, S.D., Basta, N.T., Everett, C.J., Minca, K., and Daniels, W.L. In: J.R. Craynon (ed.), Proc., Environmental Considerations in Energy Production, April 14-18, 2013, Charleston, WV. Soc. Mining Met. & Explor., Englewood, CO. p. 229 – 243. Identification of Toxic Agents and Potential Exposure Routes to Appalachian Coal Mining Communities. (2013).

Wilson, M., Armstead, M.Y., and Ziemkiewicz, P.F. In: Price, W.A, Hogan, C. and Tremblay, G. eds. Proc. 9th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage. Ottawa, Ontario 20-26 May 2012A Reproductive and Trophic Transfer Study Associated with Selenium Concentrations in the Mud River Watershed. (2012).

Wilson, M., Yeager-Armstead, M., Ziemkiewicz, P. A Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A Reproductive and Trophic Transfer Study Associated with Selenium Concentrations in the Mud River Watershed. (2012).

Ziemkiewicz, P.F. and Lovett, R.J. In: Price, W.A, Hogan, C. and Tremblay, G. eds. Proc. 9th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage. Ottawa, Ontario 20-26 May 2012. Determination of Natural Attenuation of Selenium at a Coal-Mining Complex in West Virginia. (2012).

Ziemkiewicz, P.F. and Northway, S.M. In J.R. Craynon, ed. Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Publication ISBN 978-0-87335-380-9. pp. 372-380. How Well Does Electrical Conductivity Predict Stream Impairment? (2013).

Ziemkiewicz, P.F. and Donovan, J.J. In J.R. Craynon, ed. Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Publication ISBN 978-0-87335-380-9. pp. 426-437. Subsurface Sequestration of Leached Waste-Rock Selenium in Reactive Ferrihydrite Beds. (2013).

Ziemkiewicz, P.F. and O’Neal, M. In: International Mine Water Association Symposium, Mine Water & Innovative Thinking. Wolkersdorfer, Ch. & Freund, A. (eds), Sydney, Nova Scotia (CBU Press), 2010, p. 611-615. Selenium Leaching Kinetics and In-Situ Control.

 

Refereed by Abstract

Morris, J., Sellaro, R., Sarver, E. Proceedings of the 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Salt Lake City, UT, February 23-26, 2014. Residual Diesel-Range Organics in Process Waters from Laboratory Fine Coal Flotation Tests.

Partridge, M., Betz, M,, and Lobao, L. Principle Paper Accepted for Presentation at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Meetings, Seattle Washington, August 12-14, 2012. Natural Resource Curse and Poverty in Appalachian America.

Smith, S. and Sarver, E. Proceedings of the 143rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Salt Lake City, UT, February 23-26, 2014. Accelerated Leaching of Mine Spoils as Means of Reducing Specific Conductivity.