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Person Details: Dr. Leonard W. Lion

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Dr. Leonard W. Lion

Cornell University
371 Hollister Hall

Ithaca, New York 14853-3501
Phone: 607-255-7571
Fax: 607-255-9004


Research Briefs



  • Liu A, Ahn I, Mansfield C, Lion LW, Shuler ML, Ghiorse WC. 2001. Phenanthrene desorption from soil in the presence of bacterial extracellular polymer: Observations and model predictions of dynamic behavior. Water Res 35(3):835-843. PMID:11228983


  • Kim JY, Cohen C, Shuler ML, Lion LW. 2000. The use of amphiphilic particles for in situ extraction of sorbed phenanthrene from a contaminated aquifer material. Environ Sci Technol 34(19):4133-4139.
  • Lion LW, Liu A, Ahn I, Shuler ML. 2000. Bacterial Modification of Contaminant Fate and Transport in Soils. In: Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Environmental Microbiology. Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia. pp.93-100.


  • Ahn I, Ghiorse WC, Lion LW, Shuler ML. 1999. Independent prediction of naphthalene desorption and transport in porous media with a hybrid. Environ Sci Technol 33(18):3241-3248.
  • Ahn I, Lion LW, Shuler ML. 1999. Validation of a hybrid "two-site"/"gamma" model for naphthalene desorption kinetics. Environ Sci Technol 33(18):3241-3248.
  • Eaglesharm B, Nelson YM, Lion LW, Shuler ML, Ghiorse WC. 1999. Development of light and electron microscope methods for study of the microscale distribution of heavy metal adsorption sites in Cayuga Lake biofilms. In: Proceedings of the International Symposia for Environmental Biogeochemistry: Interfacial Processes from the Molecular to the Global Scale. Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.
  • Nelson YM, Lion LW, Ghiorse WC, Shuler ML. 1999. Production of biogenic Mn oxides by Leptothrix discophora SS-1 in a chemically defined growth medium and evaluation of their Pb absorption characteristics. Appl Environ Microbiol 65:175-180. PMID:9872777
  • Nelson YM, Lion LW, Shuler ML, Ghiorse WC. 1999. Lead binding to metal oxide and organic phases of natural aquatic biofilms. Limnology and Oceanography 44(7):1715-1729.


  • Ahn I, Ghiorse WC, Lion LW, Shuler ML. 1998. Growth kinetics of Pseudomonas putida G7 on naphthalene and occurrence of naphthalene toxicity during nutrient deprivation. Biotechnol Bioeng 59(5):587-594. PMID:10099376
  • Johnson WP, Cabral K, Lion LW, Corapcioglu YM. 1998. Reconciliation of expressions for the modified retardation factor and incorporation of non-linear effects. J Contam Hydrol 32:247-266.
  • Lorden SW, Chen W, Lion LW. 1998. Experiments and modeling of the transport of trichloroethene vapor in unsaturated aquifer material. Environ Sci Technol 32(13):2009-2017.


  • Ahn I, Ghiorse WC, Lion LW, Shuler ML. 1997. Independent prediction of naphthalene transport and biodegradation in soil with a mathematical model. Biotechnol Bioeng 24:PMID:10440672
  • Czajka DR, Lion LW, Shuler ML, Ghiorse WC. 1997. Evaluation of the utility of bacterial extracellular polymers for treatment of metal contaminated soils: Polymer persistence, mobility and the influence of lead. Water Resour Res 31:2827-2839.


  • Ahn I, Lion LW, Shuler ML. 1996. Microscale-based modeling of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon transport and biodegradation in soil. Biotechnol Bioeng 51:1-14. PMID:18627082


  • Chen J, Czajka DR, Lion LW, Shuler ML, Ghiorse WC. 1995. Trace metal mobilization in soil by bacterial polymers. Environ Health Perspect 103(supp.1):53-58. PMID:7621800
  • Chen J, Lion LW, Ghiorse WC, Shuler ML. 1995. Mobilization of adsorbed cadmium and lead in aquifer material by bacterial extracellular polymers. Water Resour Res 29:421-430.
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