Patrick Drohan

Professor of Pedology

Patrick Drohan

Research Summary

Soil formation and biogeochemistry due to land use and ecosystem change; soil and water degradation, and the remediation of soil physical and chemical properties in urban environments.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Soil Shale Gas Carbon Cadmium Climate Change Land Use Shale Infrastructure Gases Sediments Soil Science Wastewater Bedrock Charcoal Regolith Weathering Fragmentation Surface Roughness Central Europe Biochar Energy Utilization Roughness Water Quality Soils Water

Most Recent Papers

Changing the hierarchical placement of soil moisture regimes in Soil Taxonomy

Mark H. Stolt, Anthony T. O'Geen, Dylan E. Beaudette, Patrick J. Drohan, John M. Galbraith, David L. Lindbo, H. Curtis Monger, Brian A. Needelman, Michel D. Ransom, Martin C. Rabenhorst, Joey N. Shaw, 2021, Soil Science Society of America Journal on p. 488-500

Modeling how to achieve localized areas of reduced white-tailed deer density

Amanda N. Van Buskirk, Christopher S. Rosenberry, Bret D. Wallingford, Emily Just Domoto, Marc E. McDill, Patrick J. Drohan, Duane R. Diefenbach, 2021, Ecological Modelling

Reallocating crop rotation patterns improves water quality and maintains crop yield

Fei Jiang, Patrick J. Drohan, Raj Cibin, Heather E. Preisendanz, Charles M. White, Tamie L. Veith, 2021, Agricultural Systems

Cadmium phytoextraction by Helianthus annuus (sunflower), Brassica napus cv Wichita (rapeseed), and Chyrsopogon zizanioides (vetiver)

Bolaños J. Benavides, P. J. Drohan, J. T. Spargo, S. N. Maximova, M. J. Guiltinan, D. A. Miller, 2021, Chemosphere


Huaiyu Long, Xueping Wu, Shuxiang Zhang, Jiajia Wang, Patrick J. Drohan, Renlian Zhang, 2020, Nongye Gongcheng Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering on p. 139-152

Riparian buffer effectiveness as a function of buffer design and input loads

Fei Jiang, Heather E. Preisendanz, Tamie L. Veith, Raj Cibin, Patrick J. Drohan, 2020, Journal of Environmental Quality on p. 1599-1611

Distribution of silty mantles in soils of the Northcentral Appalachians, USA

P. J. Drohan, T. Raab, F. Hirsch, 2020, Catena

An initiative for a morphologic-genetic catalog of relict charcoal hearths from Central Europe

Florian Hirsch, Anna Schneider, Alexander Bonhage, Alexandra Raab, Patrick J. Drohan, Thomas Raab, 2020, Geoarchaeology - An International Journal on p. 974-983

Using Kaya and LMDI models to analyze carbon emissions from the energy consumption in China

Pingguo Yang, Xiao Liang, Patrick J. Drohan, 2020, Environmental Science and Pollution Research on p. 26495-26501

Redefining the fragipan to improve field recognition and land use relevance

P. J. Drohan, J. A. Thompson, D. L. Lindbo, D. E. Beaudette, S. D. Dadio, 2020, Soil Science Society of America Journal on p. 1055-1066

Most-Cited Papers

Early trends in landcover change and forest fragmentation due to shale-gas development in Pennsylvania

Patrick Joseph Drohan, Margaret Brittingham-Brant, J. Bishop, K. Yoder, 2012, Environmental Management on p. 1061-1075

Residential demolition and its impact on vacant lot hydrology

W. D. Shuster, S. Dadio, Patrick Joseph Drohan, R. Losco, J. Shaffer, 2014, Landscape Planning on p. 48-56

Weathering of rock to regolith: the activity of deep roots in bedrock fractures

Elizabeth A. Hasenmueller, Xin Gu, Julie N. Weitzman, Thomas S. Adams, Gary E. Stinchcomb, David M. Eissenstat, Patrick J. Drohan, Susan L. Brantley, Jason P. Kaye, 2017, Geoderma on p. 11-31

Watershed-Scale Impacts from Surface Water Disposal of Oil and Gas Wastewater in Western Pennsylvania

William D. Burgos, Luis Castillo-Meza, Travis L. Tasker, Thomas J. Geeza, Patrick J. Drohan, Xiaofeng Liu, Joshua D. Landis, Jens Blotevogel, Molly McLaughlin, Thomas Borch, Nathaniel R. Warner, 2017, Environmental Science & Technology on p. 8851-8860

Topographic and soil constraints to shale-gas development in the northcentral appalachians

P. J. Drohan, M. Brittingham, 2012, Soil Science Society of America Journal on p. 1696-1706

Biochar amendment of soil improves resilience to climate change

Roger T. Koide, Binh T. Nguyen, R. Howard Skinner, Curtis James Dell, Matthew S. Peoples, Paul R. Adler, Patrick Joseph Drohan, 2015, GCB Bioenergy on p. 1084-1091

The use of LiDAR terrain data in characterizing surface roughness and microtopography

Kristen M. Brubaker, Wayne L. Myers, Patrick J. Drohan, Douglas A. Miller, Elizabeth W. Boyer, 2013, Applied and Environmental Soil Science

The joy of teaching soil science

Alfred E. Hartemink, Megan R. Balks, Zueng Sang Chen, Patrick Joseph Drohan, Damien J. Field, Pavel Krasilnikov, David J. Lowe, Martin Rabenhorst, Ken van Rees, Peter Schad, Louis A. Schipper, Marthijn Sonneveld, Christian Walter, 2014, Geoderma on p. 1-9

Linear infrastructure drives habitat conversion and forest fragmentation associated with Marcellus shale gas development in a forested landscape

Lillie A. Langlois, Patrick Joseph Drohan, Margaret Brittingham-Brant, 2017, Journal of Environmental Management on p. 167-176

Turnover of soil carbon following addition of switchgrass-derived biochar to four soils

Binh T. Nguyen, Roger T. Koide, Curtis Dell, Patrick Drohan, Howard Skinner, Paul R. Adler, Andrea Nord, 2014, Soil Science Society of America Journal on p. 531-537