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Kimberly J. Hageman

Kimberly J. Hageman

Environmental & Analytical Chemistry

Associate Professor

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Educational Background:

Educational Background

PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Oregon State University, 2003

BA, Chemistry, Kenyon College, 1995


Research Summary

My research focuses on the fate, transport, and impacts of organic contaminants in the environment.  My research group quantifies organic compounds in soils, sediment, fish, macroinvertebrates, bees, plants, water, and air.  We mainly focus on semi-volatile chemicals, including current-use pesticides, brominated flame retardants, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, persistent organic pollutants, and organic biomarkers for paleoclimate studies.  We develop and validate methods for the extraction and clean-up of analytes from complex environmental matrices.  To better understand the fate of semi-volatile chemicals, we conduct field work, perform laboratory experiments (e.g. measurement of partition coefficients), and develop chemical fate models.  I enjoy collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, with current collaborators coming from Geology, Geography, Earth Science, Marine Science, and Zoology Departments.   


Contact Information

My appointment at Utah State University commences in January 2018.  Until then, please contact me at my University of Otago (New Zealand) e-mail address: 

 If you are interested in a PhD or Postdoctoral position, please get in touch!

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Quantification of low molecular weight n-alkanes in lake sediment cores for paleoclimate studies. (2017) Aebig, C.H.F., Curtin, L., Hageman, K.J., Moy, C.M., Beltran, C. Organic Geochemistry, 107, 46-53.
  2. Predictors of pesticide concentrations in freshwater trout – The role of life history. (2016) Scholes, R.C., Hageman, K.J., Closs, G.P., Stirling, C.H., Reid, R., Gabrielsson, J.M., Augspurger, J.M. Environmental Pollution, 219, 253-261.
  3. Evolution of the southwestern Pacific surface waters during the Early Pleistocene. (2016) Beltran, C., Hageman, K.J. Ohneiser, C., Scanlan, E. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 59, 514-521.
  4. Concentrations, gas-particle distributions, and source indicator analysis of brominated flame retardants in air at Toolik Lake, Arctic Alaska. (2016) Davie-Martin, C.L., Hageman, K.J., Chin, Y.-P., Nistor, B.J., Hung, H. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 18, 1274-1284.
  5. Measurements of chlorpyrifos levels in forager bees and comparison with levels that disrupt honey bee odor-mediated learning under laboratory conditions. (2016)  Urlacher, E., Monchanin, C., Rivière, C., Richard, F.-J., Lombardi, C., Michelsen-Health, S., Hageman, K.J., Mercer, A. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 42, 127-138.
  6. Individual and combined effects of fine sediment and glyphosate herbicide on invertebrate drift and insect emergence: a stream mesocosm experiment. (2016) Magbanua, F.S., Townsend, C.R., Hageman, K.J., Piggott, J.J., Matthaei, C.D. Freshwater Science 35, 139-151.
  7. Influence of temperature, relative humidity, and soil properties on the soil-air partitioning of semivolatile pesticides: Laboratory measurements and predictive models (2015). Davie-Martin, L., Hageman, K.J., Chin, Y.-P., Rougé, Fujita, Y. Environmental Science and Technology 49, 10431−10439.
  8. A review of selective pressurized liquid extraction: Sample preparation technique for persistent organic pollutants and emerging contaminants. (2015) Subedi, B., Aguilar, L., Robinson, E.M., Hageman, K.J., Björklund, E., Sheesley, R.J., Usenko, S. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 68, 119-132.
  9. Increased concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in alpine streams during annual snowmelt – Investigating effects of sampling method, site characteristics, and meteorology. (2014)  Shahpoury, P., Hageman, K.J., Matthaei, C., Alumbaugh, R.E., Cook, M.E.  Environmental Science and Technology 48, 11294−11301.
  10. Partitioning of polybrominated diphenyl ethers to dissolved organic matter isolated from arctic surface waters. (2014) Wei-Hass, M.L., Hageman, K.J., Chin, P.J. Environmental Science and Technology. 48, 4852-4859.
Book Chapter

Hageman, K.J., Bogdal, C., Scheringer, M. (2015) Long-range and regional atmospheric transport of persistent organic pollutants and implications for global cycling.  In Zeng, E. (Ed.), Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): Analytical Techniques, Environmental Fate and Biological Effects (Chapter 11, pp. 363-387), Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry.  Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier