University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

Pamela Rice | 612-624-9210pam rice

452 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul MN 55108


Ph.D. Toxicology

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.

Graduate Programs:
Water Resources Science
Soil Science
Land and Atmospheric Science

Selected Publications:

Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P., Rittenhouse, J.L. Evaluation of core cultivation practices to reduce ecological risk of pesticides in runoff from Agrostis palustris.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29(6):1215-1223. 2010.

Kramer, K.E., Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P., Rittenhouse, J.L., King, K.W.  Pesticide transport with runoff from turf: Observations compared with TurfPQ model simulations.  J. Environ. Qual. 38:2402-2410. 2009.

Rice, P.J., Horgan, B.P.  Fungicide and nutrient transport with runoff from creeping bentgrass turf.  International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 11:61-75. 2009.
Rice, P. J., Hapeman, C. J., McConnell, L. L., Sadeghi, A.M., Teasdale, J. R., Coffman, C. B., McCarty, G. W., Abdul-Baki, A., Starr, J. L.  Evaluation of vegetable production management practices to reduce the ecological risk of pesticides.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 26:2455-2464. 2007.

Rice, P. J., Rice, P. J., Arthur, E. L. Barefoot, A. C.  Advances in pesticide environmental fate and exposure assessments.  J. Agric. Food Chem. 55:1377-1384. 2007.

Rice, P. J., Harman-Fetcho, J. A., Sadeghi, A.M., McConnell, L. L., Coffman, C. B., Teasdale, J. R., Abdul-Baki, A., Starr, J. L., McCarty, G. W., Herbert, R. R., Hapeman, C. J.  Reducing insecticide and fungicide loads in runoff from plastic mulch with vegetative-covered furrows. J. Agric. Food Chem. 55:1377-1384. 2007.

Arthur, E. L., Rice, P. J., Rice, P. J., Anderson, T. A., Baladi, S. M., Henderson, K. L. and Coats, J. R.  Phytoremediation – An Overview. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 24:109-122. 2005.

Rice, P. J., Koskinen, W. C. and Carrizosa, M. J. Effect of soil properties on the degradation of isoxaflutole and the sorption-desorption of isoxaflutole and its diketonitrile degradate. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52 (25):7621-7627. 2004.

Rice, P. J., Harman-Fetcho, J. A., Teasdale, J. R., Sadeghi, A. M., McConnell, L. L., Coffman, C.B., Herbert, R.R., Heighton, L. P. and Hapeman, C. J. Use of vegetative furrows to mitigate copper loads and soil loss in runoff from polyethylene (plastic) mulch vegetable production systems. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 23 (3):719-729. 2004.

Rice, P. J., Anderson, T. A. and Coats, J. R. Degradation and persistence of metolachlor in soil: Effects of concentration, soil moisture, soil depth, and sterilization.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 21 (12):2640-2648. 2002.