We specialize in the biogeochemical analysis of environmental changes within the contexts of natural and anthropogenic influences. An example of this was a study that we published in 2016 where we monitored groundwater quality before, during, and after the expansion of unconventional oil and gas development in the Cline Shale region of western Texas.
Hildenbrand et al., Science of the Total Environment. 2016, 562, 906-913.
We also specialize in the characterization of microbial communities that are present in the environment. In collaborations with the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) at the University of Texas at Arlington, we helped developed a novel method for quantifying over 2,500 different bacterial species simultaneously using MADLI-TOF MS.
Santos et al., Science of the Total Environment. 2018, 618, 165-173.
Martin et al., Science of the Total Environment. 2018, 622, 1562-1571.
We also have extensive experience characterizing and identifying individual point sources for a wide range of environmental contamination events.
Hildenbrand et al., Environmental Science and Technology. 2015, 49, 8254-8262.
We have conducted large-scale monitoring of air quality in several shale energy basins. This work has helped identify and fix mechanical inefficiencies in surface infrastructure that can contribute emissions of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere.
Hildenbrand et al., Science of the Total Environment. 2016, 573, 382-388.