Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Research Associate Professor
In situ remediation of soils; Use of biosolids; Phytoremediation of heavy metals

Office: Bloedel 203
Phone: 206-616-1299 
Email: slb@uw.edu


B.A., Political Science, Williams College, 1980
M.S., Agronomy, University of Maryland, 1993
Ph.D., Agronomy, University of Maryland, 1966

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 210 Soils (5)Autumn
SEFS 510 Graduate Studies in Forest Soils (3)Autumn
Current Sponsored Research:
Biosolids information and education
Mountains to Sound Greenway biosolids program
Recent Publications:
Brown, S. 2016. Greenhouse gas accounting for landfill diversion of food scraps and yard waste. Compost Sci 24(1):11-19.
Brown, S. L., R.L. Chaney, and G.M. Hettiarachchi. 2016. Lead in urban soils: a real or perceived concern for urban agriculture? J Environmental Quality 45:26-36.
Brown, S.L. and R.L. Chaney. 2016. Use of amendments to restore ecosystem function to metal mining impacted sites: tools to evaluate efficacy. Current Pollution Reports 2:91-102.
Brown, S.L., A.Corfman, K. Mendrey, K. Kurtz, and F. Grothkopp. 2016. Stormwater Bioretention systems- testing the phosphorus saturation index and compost feedstocks as predictive tools for system performance. J Environmental Quality 45(1):98-106.
Wijesekara, H., N.S. Bolan, M. Vithanage, Y.Xu, S. Mandal, S.L. Brown, G.M. Hettiarachchi, G.M. Pierzynski, L. Huang, Y. S. Ok, M.B. Kirkham, C. Saint. A. Surapaneni. 2016. Utilization of biowaste for mine spoil rehabilitation. Advances in Agronomy 138:97-173.
Bertagnoli, A.D., K.A. Meinhardt, M. Pannu, S. Brown, S. Strand, S.C. Fransen and D.A. Stahl. 2015. Influence of edaphic and management factors on the diversity and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing thaumarchaeota and bacteria in soils of bioenergy crop cultivars. Environmental Microbiology Reports 7(2):312-320.
Ines Ahumada & Karen Sepu´lveda & Priscilla Ferna´ndez & Loreto Ascar & Cristina Pedraza & Pablo Richter & Sally Brown. 2014. Effect of biosolid application to Mollisol Chilean soils on the bioavailability of heavy metals (Cu, Cr, Ni, and Zn) as assessed by bioassays with sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and DGT measurements. 14: 886-896.
Andrew Trlica and Sally Brown. 2013. The interrelation between urban and forest sectors in green house gas emissions and mitigation for land reclamation/end-use alternatives. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 7250-7259.
McIvor, Kristen, C. Cogger, and S. Brown. 2012. Effects of biosolids based soil products on soil physical and chemical properties in urban gardens. Compost Sci. Utilization 20:199-206.