Edward Landa


Edward Landa
Adjunct Professor
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Adjunct Professor
Edward Landa
erlanda@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology
1426 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 703 220-6935
Fax: 301 314-9023

Research Focus

  • Inorganic contaminants (radionuclides, metals and metalloids) introduced into terrestrial and aquatic environments as a result of technological activities such as nuclear fuel production, coal combustion, and vehicle usage. Investigations have been driven by concerns focused on both human and ecosystem health, and have included:
  • Characterization of host phases of such contaminants in solid-waste forms, and in soils and sediments exposed to such contaminants as a result of air or water contact;
  • Mobilization of such contaminants by the physiological activities of microorganisms, and higher plants & animals.
  • Materials and environments of particular focus have been: Uranium mill tailings, naturally occurring radioactive materials, and low-level radioactive waste;
  • Traffic-derived contaminants and their impacts on watershed soils and storm water ponds.
  • Interface between science and the broader human community
  • Potential radio ecological and phytoremediation applications of the rare earth element-actinide chemical analog concept in soil-plant systems
  • Impacts of tire leachate on mosquito larvae