My research interests fall into three broad categories: occurrence and impacts of emerging contaminants on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; agricultural management systems and water quality and policy; and land-atmosphere exchange of nitrogen under changing climate conditions.
A simplified subsurface characterization for local-scale groundwater flow models in unconfined sand and gravel aquifers.
Water security in Armenia, WI: Modeling for informed decision-making in a nitrate-impacted watershed.
DeVries, S., Zhang, P. (2016). Antibiotics and the Terrestrial Nitrogen Cycle: A Review. Current Pollution Reports, 2, 51-67.
DeVries, S. L., Loving, M., Li, X., & Zhang, P. (2015). The effect of ultralow-dose antibiotics exposure on soil nitrate and N2O flux. Scientific Reports, 5, 16818.
Chen, C., Li, J., DeVries, S. L., Zhang, P., & Li, X. (2015). Transport of antibiotic resistance plasmids in porous media. Vadose Zone Journal, 14(3).
DeVries, S.L. W. Liu, N. Wan, P. Zhang & Li, X. (2012). Biodegradation of MIB, geosmin, and microcystin-LR in sand columns. Water Science and Technology, 12(5), 691-698.
Zhang, P., DeVries, S. L., Dathe, A., & Bagtzoglou, A. C. (2009). Enhanced mixing and plume containment in porous media under time-dependent oscillatory flow. Environmental science & technology, 43(16), 6283-6288.