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Dr. Cliff Johnston

Professor Dr. Cliff Johnston
Curriculum Vitae
Associated website(s):
Google Scholar , Lab Website , Agronomy


  • 1983-1985  Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Isotope and Nuclear Chemistry
  • 1983  PhD, Soil Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
  • 1979  BS,  Chemistry, University of California, Riverside

Research Interests

Soil chemistry and mineralogy

Teaching Interests
EAPS 591/AGRY 598 Terrestrial Biogeochemistry (co-taught)
EAPS 113/NRES 290 Introduction to Environmental Science (co-taught)
AGRY 540 Soil Chemistry

Selected Professional Honors

  • 2015 Named the Andrew Main 2015 Lecturer.  University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 2008     Awarded Fulbright Fellowship - Brazil
  • 2006-7  Member of Editorial Board for Geochemical Transactions
  • 2006-7  Member of the Executive Committee for Elements - An international magazine of mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology

Selected Publications - Google Scholar Page for a complete list of publications

  • Liu, C., Gu, C., Yu, K., Li, H., Teppen, B.J., Johnston, C.T. , Boyd, S.A., Zhou, D.M.. 2015. Integrating Structural and Thermodynamic Mechanisms for Sorption of PCBs by Montmorillonite. Environmental Science & Technology 49(5):2796-2805
  • Ma, Y.N., Filley, T.R., Johnston, C.T. , Crow, S.E., Szlavecz, K., and McCormick, M.K. (2013) The combined controls of land use legacy and earthworm activity on soil organic matter chemistry and particle association during afforestation. Organic Geochemistry 58, 56-68.
  • Johnston, C.T. , Premachandra, G.S., Szabo, T., Lok, J., and Schoonheydt, R.A. (2011) Interaction of Biological Molecules with Clay Minerals: A Combined Spectroscopic and Sorption Study of Lysozyme on Saponite. Langmuir 28, 611-619.
  • Johnston, C.T. (2010) Probing the nanoscale architecture of clay minerals. Journal of Fine Particle Science 45(3), 245-279. doi:10.1180/claymin.2010.045.3.245.

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