ACTIVITIES



Deputy Director

 
The NASA Astrobiology Institute, University of California at Berkeley (June 2003-December 2005 )



Chair


Continuing Education Committee of The Clay Minerals Society (Aug 2004-Aug 2005)
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Continuing Education Committee of The Clay Minerals Society (Aug 2005-Aug 2006)


Member


Evaluation Committee of the Graduate Program in Geography, UNAM (Nov 2006- ), 

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee of the Graduate Program in Chemical Sciences, UNAM (Aug 2006- )

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee of the Graduate Program in Nuclear Sciences, UNAM (Aug 2006- )

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee of the Graduate Program in Earth Sciences, UNAM (Aug 2005- )

Continuing Education Committee of The NASA Astrobiology Institute (Aug 2003- )

Continuing Education Committee of The Clay Minerals Society (Aug 2003-Aug 2006)


Organizer

Conferences

45th Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society, The University of California, Berkeley, CA, June, 2008.

Workshops

"Carbon Stabilization in the Environment". Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 2007 (Sponsored by The Clay Minerals Society. David Laird Co-organizer).

"Molecular Geomicrobiology: from genes to microbes". San Francisco, CA, December 2005. (Sponsored by The Mineralogical Society of America. Jill Banfield and Ken Nealson Co-organizers).

Symposia

"Physical Chemistry of Natural Soil and Aquifer Systems: A Symposium in Honor of Garrison Sposito". (Sponsored by the Geochemistry, Colloidal Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. 232nd National Meeting of The American Chemical Society, San Francisco, California, September     10-14, 2006. Jon Chorover, Patricia Maurice, and Stephan Kraemer co-organizers).


Session chair


"Carbon Sequestration"
. Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society. Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 3, 2007.

"Novel Technological Applications for the Study of  Environmental Processes". 2007 Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union. Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007 (poster session)

"Molecular Techniques for the Study of Environmental Processes". 2007 Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union. Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007.

"Molecular Geomicrobiology: From Genomes to Ecosystems", Annual  Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 3-4, 2005,  San Francisco, United States.
 
"Interfacial Biogeochemical Processes", 15th Goldschmidt Conference, June 2005, Moscow, Idaho, United States.

"Microbial Impacts on Clay Transformation and Reactivity", 41st Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society, June 19-24, 2004, Richland, United States.

"Biogeochemistry at the Clay-Water Interface", Bouyoucos Conference, January 14-17, 2004, San Antonio, United States (facilitator).

Molecular Biogeochemical Processes in Terrestrial Environments” Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 8-12, 2003, San Francisco, United States.

Clays and Biology” Euroclay2003, June 22-26, 2003, Modena, Italy.

Biogenic Substances and Their Effect on Trace Metal Cycling and Mineral Weathering” 12th Goldschmidt Conference, August 18-23, 2002, Davos, Switzerland.


Editorial Board

Guest Editor: Special Issue of Clays and Clay Minerals on "Microbial Impacts on Mineral Transformation and Reactivity", 09/04-05/05.


Ah Doc Reviewer for

Journals

Science (2003- )
Environmental Science and Technology (2001- ),
American Journal of Science (2004-)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2000- )
Soil Science Society America Journal (2005- )
Clays and Clay Minerals (2004- )

Applied Clay Science (2005-)
Chemosphere (2004- ),
Chemical Geology (1999- ),
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2002- ),
Environmental Toxicology and Mutagenesis (2004- )
Geochemical Transactions (2006- )
International Journal of Environmental Pollution (Switzerland) (2001- )
Journal of Hazardous Materials (2006- )
The Journal of Environmental Quality (1999- )

Revista Internacional de Contaminación Ambiental (Mexico) (2003- )

Books

Maurice P & Warren L (Eds.). 2005.Techniques of Investigating Microbial-Mineral Interactions. The Clay Minerals Society Workshop Series Vol. 16, The Clay Minerals Society, Aurora, Colorado.
 

Funding agencies

National Science Foundation