Dean L. Hesterberg

Department of Soil Science
North Carolina State University
PO Box 7619
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7619

Room: 3235
Office Phone: 919.513.3035
Email: dean_hesterberg@ncsu.edu

Current CV

Specialty: Soil Physical Chemistry

Research is directed toward developing basic soil chemical principles and applying these principles toward solving environmental and agricultural problems. Current program emphasis is on (i) speciation and solubility of phosphate in soils as affected by redox potential, (ii) characterizing solid-phase speciation of heavy metals in contaminated soils using molecular spectroscopy and (iii) characterizing molecular-scale interactions of contaminants with clay mineral surfaces and organic matter.


Academic - Books or Book Chapters

  • Hesterberg, D. 2006 Metal-Clay Interactions, In R. Lal (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Second Edition. published on-line, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Hesterberg, D. 2002. Metal-Clay Interactions. p. 810-813. In R. Lal (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Soil Science. Marcel-Dekker, New York.

Research - Books or Book Chapters

  • Hesterberg, D. 2010. Macro-scale chemical properties and x-ray absorption spectroscopy of soil phosphorus. p. 313-356. In B. Singh and M. Gräfe (Ed.) Synchrotron-based techniques in soils and sediments. Developments in Soil Science, Vol. 34. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
  • Kelly, S.D., D. Hesterberg, and B. Ravel. 2008. Analysis of soils and minerals using X-ray absorption spectroscopy. p. 387-464 In. A. L. Ulery and R. Drees (Ed.) Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 5. Mineralogical Methods. Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Madison, WI.
  • Hesterberg, D. 2006. Metal-Clay Interactions. In R. Lal (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Soil Science, 2nd Ed.. Marcel-Dekker, New York (published online at http://www.informaworld.com/ smpp/content~content=a740186725?words=hesterberg&hash=2601514730).
  • Hesterberg, D. 2002. Metal-Clay Interactions. p. 810-813. In R. Lal (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Soil Science. Marcel-Dekker, New York.
  • Nelson, N.O., R.L. Mikkelsen, and D.L. Hesterberg. 2000. Struvite formation to remove phosphorus from anaerobic swine lagoon effluent. p.18-26. In J.A. Moore (ed.) Animal, agricultural and food processing wastes. Proc. of the eighth international symposium. Des Moines, IA, October 9-11, 2000. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Wang, Z., D. Hesterberg, W. Zhou, D. E. Sayers, and W. P. Robarge. 1998. Extended X-ray absorption fine structure study of mercury speciation in a flood plain soil. In: Contaminated Soils: Third International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements, Paris, May 15-19, 1995 (ed. Prost, R.), D:datacommunic09.PDF, colloque 85, INRA Editions, Paris.
  • Hesterberg, D., J. Bril, and P. A. C. Raats. 1994. Coupled chemical-equilibrium/transport model calculations of soil trace-metal leaching as influenced by interactive effects of dissolved organic matter, pH, and electrolyte conditions. pp. 1131-1140 In N. Senesi and T. M. Miano (ed.) Humic Substances in the Global Environment and Implications on Human Health, Elsevier Publ. Co., Amsterdam.

Research - Refereed Journals

  • Santos, S.R., D. Hesterberg, and L.R.F. Alleoni. Phosphate speciation and citrate-induced mobilization of P in an Acric Oxisol. Biology and Fertility of Soils (submitted Jan. 2016).
  • Oh, Y.-M., P.V. Nelson, D.L. Hesterberg, and C.E. Niedziela Jr. Evaluation of a phosphate-charged soil material as a source of phosphate in soilless root media. International Journal of Agronomy (submitted Dec. 2015).
  • Santos, W., D. Hesterberg, E.M. Mattiello, L. Vergutz, M.S.C. Barreto, L.F. da Silva Souza Filho, and I.D.P. de Resende Filho. Increasing soluble phosphate species by treatment of rock phosphate with acidic mine waste. Plant and Soil (submitted Oct. 2015)
  • Eriksson, A.K, S. Hillier, D. Hesterberg, W. Klysubun, B. Ulen, and J.P. Gustafsson. Evolution of phosphorus speciation with depth in an agricultural soil profile. Geoderma (in revision post-review).
  • Terres, M.A., M. Fuentes, D. Hesterberg, and M. Polizzotto. Bayesian spectral modeling of microscale spatial distributions in a multivariate soil matrix. Bayesian Analysis. (in revision post review).
  • Oh, Y.-M., P.V. Nelson, D.L. Hesterberg, and C.E. Niedziela Jr. Desorption Characteristics of Four Oxide Minerals for Supplying Phosphate in Soilless Root Media. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (accepted Nov. 2015).
  • Rippey, J., P.V. Nelson, D. Hesterberg, and W. Shi. Specific surface area of limestones. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (accepted Nov. 2015).
  • Hesterberg, D., M. Polizzotto, C. Crozier, and R. Austin. 2015. Assessment of trace-element impacts on agricultural use of water from the Dan River following the Eden coal ash release. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. (in press) DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1669.
  • Barnes, J., P. Nelson, B.E. Whipker, D.A. Dickey, D. Hesterberg, and W. Shi. Modeling impact of nitrogen carrier and concentration on substrate pH. J. Plant Nutrition (In press).
  • Rivera, N., N. Kaur, D. Hesterberg, C.R. Ward, R.E. Austin, and O.W. Duckworth. 2015. Chemical composition, speciation, and elemental associations in coal fly ash samples related to the Kingston ash spill. Energy & Fuels. 29:954-967.
  • Eriksson, A.K., J.P. Gustafsson, and D. Hesterberg. 2015. Phosphorus speciation of clay fractions from long-term fertility experiments in Sweden. Geoderma. 241:68-74.
  • Smith, S., S. Prohn, L. Driscoll, D. Hesterberg, L. Bradley, and J. Grossman. 2014. Preparing students for a diverse future: Using service-learning to train students for careers in agricultural community outreach, North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal. 58:293-301.
  • Guinness, J., M. Fuentes, D. Hesterberg, and Polizzotto, M. 2014. Multivariate spatial modeling of conditional dependence in microscale soil elemental composition data. Spatial Statistics. In press.
  • Barnes, J., P. Nelson, B.E. Whipker, D.A. Dickey, D. Hesterberg, and W. Shi. 2014. Statistical model for describing macronutrient impacts on container substrate pH over time. HortScience 49:207-214.
  • Conley, J., D. Funk, D. Hesterberg, L.-C. Hsu, J. Kan, Y.-T. Liu, and D. Buchwalter. 2013. Bioconcentration and biotransformation of selenite versus selenate exposed periphyton and subsequent toxicity to the mayfly Centroptilum triangulifer. Environmental Science and Technology 47:7965-7973.
  • Cook, R. L. and D. Hesterberg. 2013. Comparison of trees and grasses for rhizoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 15:844-860.
  • Sjöstedt, C., I. Persson, D. Hesterberg, D. Berggren Kleja, H. Borg, and J. P. Gustafsson. 2013. Iron speciation in soft-water lakes and soils as determined by EXAFS spectroscopy and geochemical modeling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 105:172-186.
  • Churchman, J., D. Hesterberg, and B. Singh. 2012. Soil Clays. (Editorial as Guest Editors) Applied Clay Science. 64:1-3.
  • Kim, H., D. M. Amatya, S.W. Broome, D. Hesterberg, and M. Choi. 2012. Sensitivity analysis of the DRAINWAT model applied to an agricultural watershed in the lower coastal plain, North Carolina, USA. Water and Environment Journal 26:130-145.
  • Morris, A. J. and D. Hesterberg. 2012. Iron(III) coordination and phosphate sorption in peat reacted with ferric or ferrous iron. Soil Science Society of America Journal 76:101-109.
  • Liu, Y. T. and D. Hesterberg. 2011. Phosphate bonding on non-crystalline Al/Fe-hydroxide co-precipitates. Environmental Science and Technology 45:6283-6289.
  • Hesterberg, D., M. Duff, J. B. Dixon, and M. J. Vepraskas. 2011. X-ray microspectroscopy and chemical reactions in soil microsites. Journal of Environmental Quality 40:667-678.
  • Kizewski, F., A. Morris, Y.-T. Liu, and D. Hesterberg. 2011. Spectroscopic approaches for phosphorus speciation in soils and other environmental systems. Journal of Environmental Quality 40:751-766.
  • Kang, J., A. Amoozegar, D.L. Hesterberg, and D.L. Osmond. 2011. Phosphorus Leaching In Sandy Soils as Affected by Organic and Inorganic Fertilizer Sources. Geoderma 161:194-201.
  • Kizewski, F.R., P. Boyle, D. Hesterberg, and J. D. Martin. 2010. Mixed anion (phosphate/oxalate) bonding to iron(III) materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132:2301-2308.
  • Bi, Y., Hesterberg, D. L., and Duckworth, O.W. 2010. Siderophore-Promoted Dissolution of Cobalt from Hydroxide Minerals, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74: 2915-2925.
  • Hashimoto, Y., T.J. Smyth, D.W. Israel and D. Hesterberg. 2010. Lack of soybean root elongation responses to micromolar magnesium additions and fate of root-exuded citrate in acid subsoils. Journal of Plant Nutrition 33:219-239.
  • Kizewski, F.R., P. Boyle, D. Hesterberg, and J. D. Martin. 2010. Mixed anion (phosphate/oxalate) bonding to iron(III) materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132:2301-2308.
  • Eveborn, D., J. P. Gustafsson, D. Hesterberg, and S. Hillier. 2009. XANES speciation of P in environmental samples: an assessment of filter media for on-site wastewater treatment. Environmental Science and Technology 43:6515-6521.
  • Kang, J., D. Hesterberg, and D. L. Osmond. 2009. Soil organic matter effects on phosphorus sorption: a path analysis. Soil Science Society of America Journal 73:360-366.
  • Shah, S. B., K. J. Hutchison, D. Hesterberg, G. L. Grabow, R. L. Huffman, D. H. Hardy, and J. T. Parsons. 2009. Leaching of nutrients and trace elements from stockpiled turkey litter into soil. Journal of Environmental Quality 38:1053-1065.
  • Hashimoto, Y., T. J. Smyth, D. Hesterberg, and D. W. Israel. 2007. Soybean root growth in relation to ionic composition in magnesium-amended acid subsoils: Implications on root citrate ameliorating aluminum constraints. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 53:753-763.
  • Khare, N., J. D. Martin, and D. Hesterberg. 2007. Phosphate bonding configuration on ferrihydrite based on molecular orbital calculations and XANES fingerprinting. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71:4405-4415.
  • McKinney, D. and D. Hesterberg. 2007. Kinetics of AgI precipitation from AgCl as affected by background electrolyte. Journal of Radionuclear Chemistry 237:289-297.
  • Rippy, J.F.M., P.V. Nelson, and D.L. Hesterberg. 2007. Reaction times of twenty limestones. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 38:1775-1783.
  • Hesterberg, D., A.B. de Vos, and P.A.C. Raats. 2006. Chemistry of subsurface drain discharge from an agricultural polder soil. Agricultural Water Management. 86:220-228.
  • Maguire, R. O., D. Hesterberg, A. Gernat, K. Anderson, M. Wineland, and J. Grimes. 2006. Liming poultry manures to kill pathogens and decrease soluble phosphorus. Journal of Environmental Quality 35:849-857.
  • Murray, G. C. and D. Hesterberg. 2006. Iron and phosphate dissolution during abiotic reduction of ferrihydrite-boehmite mixtures. Soil Science Society America Journal 70:1318-1327.
  • Shober, A. L., D. L. Hesterberg, J. T. Sims, and S. Gardner. 2006. Characterization of phosphorus species in biosolids and manures using XANES spectroscopy. Journal of Environmental Quality 35:1983-1993.
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. L. Hesterberg, T. J. Smyth, and H. D. Shew, H. D. 2005. Differential sensitivity of Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae and Thielaviopsis basicola to monomeric Al species. Phytopathology 96:212-220.
  • Khare, N., D. Hesterberg, and J. D. Martin. 2005. Investigating phosphate surface precipitation in single and binary mixtures of Fe- and Al-oxide minerals using XANES. Environmental Science and Technology. 39:2152-2160.
  • Bang, J. and Hesterberg, D. 2004. Dissolution of Trace Element Contaminants from Two Coastal Plain Soils as Affected by pH. Journal of Environmental Quality. 33:891-901.
  • Rippy, J.F.M., P.V. Nelson, D. L. Hesterberg, and E. J. Kamprath. 2004. Specific surface versus particle diameter of limestones. Hortscience 39:877-878.
  • Beauchemin, S., D. Hesterberg. J. Nadeau, and J. C. McGeer. 2004. Speciation of hepatic Zn in trout exposed to elevated waterborne Zn using X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Environmental Science and Technology 38:1288-1295.
  • Hutchison, K. J. and D. Hesterberg. 2004. Dissolution of phosphate in a phosphorus-enriched Ultisol as affected by microbial reduction. Journal of Environmental Quality 33:1793-1802.
  • Khare, N., D. Hesterberg, S. Beauchemin, and S. L. Wang. 2004. Distribution of phosphate between Fe- and Al-oxides in mixed mineral systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:460-469.
  • McKinney, D. S., M.-S. Yim, and D. Hesterberg. 2004. Examination of Backfill Materials for High-Level Waste Repository. Technology 9:187-194.
  • Beauchemin, S., D. Hesterberg, J. Chou, M. Beauchemin, R. R. Simard, and D. E. Sayers. 2003. Speciation of phosphorus in P-enriched agricultural soils using XANES spectroscopy and chemical fractionation. Journal of Environmental Quality 32:1809-1819.
  • Nelson, N.O., R.L. Mikkelsen, and D.L. Hesterberg. 2003. Struvite precipitation in anaerobic swine lagoon liquid: Effect of pH, Mg:P ratio, and determination of rate constant. Bioresource Technol. 89:229-236.
  • Pfeifer, H. R., A. Gueye-Girardet, D. Reymond, C. Schlegel, E. Temgoua, D. Hesterberg, and J. W. Chou. 2004. Dispersion of natural arsenic in the Malcantone watershed, Southern Switzerland: field evidence for repeated sorption-desorption and oxidation reduction processes. Geoderma 122:205-234.
  • DeVolder, P. S., S. L. Brown, D. Hesterberg, and K. Pandya. 2003. Metal bioavailability in tailings-contaminated sediment amended with biosolids compost, ash, and sulfate. Journal of Environmental Quality 32: 851-864.
  • Appelboom, T. W., G. M. Chescheir, R. W. Skaggs. and D. L. Hesterberg. Management practices for sediment reduction from forest roads in the coastal plains. 2002. Transactions of the ASAE. 45:337-344.
  • Beauchemin, S., D. Hesterberg, and M. Beauchemin. Principal component analysis approach for the modeling of sulfur K-XANES spectra of humic acid. 2002. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66:83-91.
  • Hesterberg, D. 2002. Metal-Clay Interactions. p. 810-813. In R. Lal (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Soil Science. Marcel-Dekker, New York.
  • Alcacio, T. E., D. Hesterberg, W. Zhou, J. D. Martin, S. Beauchemin, and D. E. Sayers.2001. Molecular scale characteristics of Cu(II) bonding in goethite-humate complexes. for Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65:1355-1366
  • Fichtner, E. J., D. Hesterberg, and H. D. Shew. Nonphytotoxic aluminum-peat complexes suppress Phytophthora parasitica. 2001. Phytopathology. 91:1092-1097.
  • Hesterberg, D., W. Zhou, K. J. Hutchison, and D. E. Sayers. 2001. Bonding of Hg(II) to reduced organic sulfur in humic acid as affected by level of adsorption. Environmental Science and Technology 35:2741-2745
  • Hutchinson, K.J., D. Hesterberg, and W. Zhou. 2001. Stability of reduced organic sulfur in humic acid as affected by aeration and pH. Soil Science Society of America Journal 65:704-709.
  • Ryan, J.A., P. Zhang, D. Hesterberg, J. W. Chou, and D. E. Sayers. Formation of chloropyromorphite in a lead-contaminated soil amended with hydroxyapatite. 2001. Environmental Science and Technology 35: 3798-3803.
  • Zhang, P., P. V. Brady, S. E. Arthur, W. Zhou, D. E. Sayers, and D. Hesterberg. Adsorption of barium(II) on montmorillonite surfaces. 2001. Colloids and Surfaces: A. Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 190:239-249.
  • De Vos, J.A., D. Hesterberg, and P. A. C. Raats. Nitrate leaching in a tile-drained silt loam soil. 2000. Soil Science Society of America Journal 64:517-527.
  • McKinney, D.S., M.S. Yim, and D. Hesterberg. 2000. Examining Backfill Materials for the Yucca Mountain Repository. American Nuclear Society Transactions Journal (Fuel Cycle and Waste Management: General) 28:68-69
  • Williams, K. A., P. V. Nelson, and D. Hesterberg. Phosphate and potassium retention and release during chrysanthemum production from precharged materials: I. Alumina. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 2000. 125:748-756.
  • Hesterberg, D., W. Zhou, K. J. Hutchison, S. Beauchemin, and D. E. Sayers. 1999. XAFS study of adsorbed and mineral forms of phosphate. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 6:636-638.
  • Oh, Y.-M., D. Hesterberg, and P. V. Nelson. 1999. Phosphate adsorption on clay minerals as a pre-plant source of phosphorus in soilless root media. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 30:747-756.
  • Zhou, W., D. Hesterberg, P. D. Hansen, K. Hutchison, and D. E. Sayers. 1999. Stability of copper sulfide in a contaminated soil. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 6:630-632.
  • Colberg, M. T., K. Carnes, A. E. Saez, C. S. Grant, K. Hutchison, and D. Hesterberg. 1998. Hydration and removal of supported phospholipid films in aqueous surfactant solutions. Thin Solid Films 327-329:247-251.
  • Hesterberg, D. 1998. Biogeochemical cycles and processes leading to changes in mobility of chemicals in soils. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and the Environment 67:121-133.
  • Pleshanov, P. G., V. A. Knyazhev, A. A. Khadartsev, O. A. Lyaskina, D. Sayers, W. Zhou, D. L. Hesterberg, W. P. Robarge, YU. A. Bykovskiy, V. D. Peklenkov, I. YU. Konyukhov, and D. V. Ponomarenko. 1998. Chemical compounds and heavy element concentrations in the Tula region's soil samples estimated using laser mass-spectrometry and X-ray spectroscopy, using synchronous emission. Translated Title: "Announcements of New Medical Technology" 1:126-130 (in Russian).
  • Przepiora, A.D., Hesterberg, J.E. Parson, J.W. Gilliam, D.K. Cassel, and W. Faircloth. 1998. Field evaluation of calcium sulfate as a chemical flocculant for sedimentation basins. Journal of Environmental Quality 27:669-678.
  • Shafer, S. R., U. Blum, S. J. Horton, and D. L. Hesterberg. 1998. Biomass of tomato seedlings exposed to an allelopathic phenolic acid and enriched atmospheric carbon dioxide. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 106:123-136.
  • Hesterberg, D., D. E. Sayers, W. Zhou, G. M. Plummer, and W. P. Robarge. 1997. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of lead and zinc speciation in a contaminated groundwater aquifer. Environmental Science and Technology 31:2840-2846.
  • Hesterberg, D., D. E. Sayers,W. Zhou, W. P. Robarge, and G. M. Plummer. 1997. XAFS characterization of copper in model systems of humic acid and illite. Journal de Physique IV France 7 Colloque C2:833-834.
  • Kretzschmar, R., D. Hesterberg, and H. Sticher. 1997. Effects of adsorbed humic acid on surface charge and flocculation of kaolinite. Soil Science Society of America Journal 61:101-108.
  • Przepiora, A., D. Hesterberg, J.E. Parsons, J.W. Gilliam, D.K. Cassel, and W. Faircloth. 1997. Calcium sulfate as a flocculant to reduce turbidity of sedimentation basin water. Journal of Environmental Quality 26:1605-1611.
  • Hesterberg, D. 1993. Effects of stopping liming on abandoned agricultural land. Land Degradation and Rehabilitation 4:257-267. (Invited paper).
  • Hesterberg, D. and A. L. Page. 1993. Rheology of sodium and potassium illite suspensions in relation to colloidal stability. Soil Science Society of America Journal 57:697-704.
  • Hesterberg, D., J. Bril, and P. del Castilho. 1993. Thermodynamic modeling of zinc, cadmium, and copper solubilities in a manured, acidic loamy-sand topsoil. Journal of Environmental Quality 22:681-688.
  • Japenga, J., J.W. Dalenberg, D. Wiersma, S.D. Scheltens, D. Hesterberg, and W. Salomons. 1992. Effect of liquid animal manure applications on the solubilization of heavy metals from soil. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 46:25-39.
  • Hesterberg, D. and A. L. Page. 1990. Flocculation series test yielding time-invariant critical coagulation concentrations of sodium illite. Soil Science Society of America Journal 54:729-735.
  • Sposito, G., C. S. LeVesque, and D. Hesterberg. 1986. Calcium-magnesium exchange on illite in the presence of adsorbed sodium. Soil Science Society of America Journal 50:905-909.
  • Traina, S. J., G. Sposito, D. Hesterberg, and U. Kafkafi. 1986. Effects of pH and organic acids on orthophosphate solubility in an acidic, montmorillonite soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal 50:45-53.