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Julie VanMiddlesworth

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Associate Professor - Environmental Science/Geology
Primary Phone: (208) 769-3256

Division: Natural Sciences

Department: Environmental Sciences

Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus
Building: Meyer Health & Sciences (MHS)
Room: 252


M.S., University of Idaho, Geology, Aqueous Geochemistry

B.S., University of Nebraska, Geology


Mrs. VanMiddlesworth holds a M.S. in Aqueous Geochemistry and has over 20 years of significant and diverse experience regarding various aspects of environmental assessment, planning and restoration including: water quality, water conservation, contaminant characterization and cleanup, watershed restoration, collaborative stakeholder processes and geochemical equilibrium modeling. Experience with these diverse issues was gained across academic, private and non-profit sectors. Current projects and interests include local and regional water quality, environmental toxicology and environmental restoration techniques with specific interest regarding heavy metal fate and transport in the Coeur d’ Alene Basin, water resource impairment due to climatic shifts and interstate water allocation issues. Publications

S. Wood and J. VanMiddlesworth,(2004)  The influence of acetate and oxalate as simple organic ligands on the behavior of palladium in surface environments The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(2):411-421 · April 2004.

J. VanMiddlesworth, J. Anderson, A. Davis, (2000) Metal solubility and solid phase stability in arid, alkaline environments. Tailings and Mine Waste ’00, 259-267.

J. VanMiddlesworth and S. Wood. (1999) The stability of palladium(II) hydroxide and hydroxy-chloride complexes: an experimental solubility study at 25-85°C and 1 bar Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 63, Issue 11, p. 1751-1765.

Abstracts and Presentations

S. Yost, D. Chess, and J. VanMiddlesworth (2020) Seasonal anoxia and metal mobility in the Lower Coeur d’Alene River Basin

L. Taber, J. VanMiddlesworth and G. Green(2016) Shallow Groundwater Fluctuations in Upper Hangman Creek: Future Implications

T. Stevens, and J.VanMiddlesworth (2014) Attenuation of Phosphorous by Floating Wetland Media

M. Aunan, J. VanMiddlesworth, and J. Brunner (2013) Heavy metal and nutrient concentrations in Lake Coeur d’Alene aquatic vegetation