Alex Chow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor: Biogeochemistry & Environmental Quality

Office: (843) 546-1013 ext 232

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology & Forest Science
P.O. Box 596
Georgetown, SC 29442, USA

Ph.D. Hydrologic Science – University of California, Davis – 2000
M.S. Hydrologic Science – University of California, Davis – 1998
B.S. Chemistry with minor in Chemical Engineering – University of California, Berkeley – 1994

Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences: Forestry & Natural Resources, 2009 - Present

Halocarbon Biogeochemistry - Evaluating the influences of sea level rise on halocarbon formation, greenhouse gas emissions, and other biogeochemical processes in coastal wetlands and blackwater rivers

Ecosystem Health - Studying the impacts of climate change and management practices on the characteristics of dissolved organic matter and accumulations of pollutants in ecosystems

Engineering Application of Humic Substance - Examining photocatalytic and redox properties of natural organic matter and their potential applications in advanced oxidation process and microbial fuel cell

Chow, A.T., Lee, S.T., O’Geen, A.T., Orozco, T., Beaudette, D., Wong, P.K., Hernes, P.J., Tate, K.W., and Dahlgren, R.A. 2009. Litter contributions to dissolved organic matter and disinfection byproduct precursors in California oak woodland watersheds. Journal of Environmental Quality 38(6): 2334-2343.

Diaz, F., Chow, A.T., O’Geen, A.T., Dahlgren, R.A. and Wong, P.K. 2008. Restored wetlands as a source of disinfection byproduct precursors. Environmental Science & Technology 42(16): 5992-5997.

Chow, A.T., Leech, D., Boyer, T., and Singer, P. 2008. Impact of simulated natural solar irradiation on disinfection byproduct precursors. Environmental Science & Technology 42(15): 5586-5593.

Chow, A.T., Dahlgren, R.A., and Harrison, J.H. 2007. Watershed sources of disinfection byproduct precursors in the Sacrament and San Joaquin rivers, California. Environmental Science & Technology 41(22): 7645-7652.

Chow, A.T., Tanji, K.K., Gao, S., and Dahlgren, R.A. 2006. Temperature, water content, and wet-dry cycle effects on DOC production and C mineralization in agricultural peat soils. Journal of Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38(3): 477 - 488.

Professional society activity:
Editorial Advisory Board – The Open Environmental Engineering Journal

Members - American Geophysical Union, American Chemical Society

Honors and awards:
Honorary Research Fellow – Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008 – Present)

Best Research Paper – Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Environmental Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (2005)
Professors of the Future – Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award, NIH-funded postdoctoral career development program (2003)