Contaminant Hydrology and Water Quality, Environmental Chemistry
My experience includes basic and applied research evaluating the fate and transport of chemicals in agricultural and non-agricultural environments, the design and assessment of mitigation and remediation strategies to reduce off-site chemical transport, evaluation of ecological impacts of agricultural and non-agricultural practices and the toxicological significance of chemical residues in the environment. More specifically my research projects have addressed the remediation of contaminated surface waters with aquatic plants; effect of soil properties, tillage and drainage practices, and application rates on the degradation and transport of pesticides; quantifying the off-site transport of pesticides and nutrients with runoff from golf course turf and vegetable crops; assessing the influence of vegetative mulches to reduce pesticide transport with runoff from vegetable crops; and use of management practices to mitigate off-site transport of pesticides and nutrients from turf. Additional interests and upcoming research may include evaluation of the environmental fate and effects of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, byproducts, and contaminants associates with new technologies and practices.
Fairbrother, A., Muir, D., Solomon, K.R., Ankley, G.T., Rudd, M.A., Boxall, A.B., Adams, W.J., Apell, J.N., Armbrust, K.L., Blalock, B.J., Bowman, S.R., Campbell, L.M., Cobb, G.P., Connors, K.A., Dreier, D.A., Evans, M.S., Henry, C.J., Hoke, R.A., Houde, M., Klaine, S.J., Klaper, R.D., Kullik, S.A., Lanno, R.P., Meyer, C., Ottinger, M., Oziolor, E., Petersen, E.J., Poynton, H.C., Rice, P.J., Rodriguez-Fuentes, G., Samel, A., Shaw, J.R., Steevens, J.A., Verslycke, T.A., Vidal-Dorsch, D.E., Weir, S.M., Wilson, P., Brooks, B.W. 2019. Towards sustainable environmental quality: priority research questions for North America. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 38(8):1606-1624. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.4502
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P., Hamlin, J.L. 2018. Off-site transport of fungicides with runoff: A comparison of flutolanil and pentachloronitrobenezene applied to creeping bentgrass managed as a golf course fairway. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 157:143-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.03.070.
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P., Hamlin, J.L. 2017. Evaluation of individual and combined management practices to reduce the off-site transport of pesticides from golf course turf. Science of the Total Environment. 583:72-80 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.001.
Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P. 2017. Off-site transport of nitrogen fertilizer with runoff from golf course fairway turf: A comparison of creeping bentgrass with a fine fescue mixture. Science of the Total Environment. 580:533-539 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.209.