Markus Flury


Puyallup Research & Extension Center
2606 West Pioneer Ave.
Puyallup WA 98371-4922 USA
Phone 253-445-4522


M.S. University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1989
Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, 1993

Curriculum Vita (pdf)

Water and solute transport in the vadose zone, colloid and colloid-faciltated transport in the vadose zone, sorption mechanisms of organic solutes and its effects on transport, lateral dispersion mechanisms, dye tracers for vadose zone hydrology,interpretation development of soil physical measurement techniques, importance of soils for civilizations. Read more.

1. Refereed Journal Articles
Vereecken, H., A. Schnepf, J.W. Hopmans, M. Javaux, D. Or, T. Roose, J. Vanderborght, M. Young, W. Amelung, M. Aitkenhead, S.D. Allisson, S. Assouline, P. Baveye, M. Berli, N. Bruggemann, P. Finke, M. Flury, T. Gaiser, G. Govers, T. Ghezzehei, P. Hallett, H.J. Hendricks Franssen, J. Heppel, R. Horn, J.A. Huisman, D. Jacques, F. Jonard, S. Kollet, F. Lafolie, K. Lamorski, D. Leitner, A. McBratney, B. Minasny, C. Montzka, W. Nowak, Y. Pachepsky, J. Padarian, N. Romano, K. Roth, Y. Rothfuss, E.C. Rowe, A. Schwen, J. Simunek, J. Van Dam, S.E.A.T.M. van der Zee, H.J. Vogel, J.A. Vrugt, T. Wohling, and I.M. Young, Modeling soil processes: Key challenges and new perspectives, Vadose Zone J., 15, doi:10.2136/vzj2015.09.0131, 2016.

Chahal, M.K., Z. Shi, and M. Flury, Nutrient leaching and copper speciation in compost-amended bioretention systems, Sci. Total Environ., 556, 302–309, 2016.

Chahal, M.K., J.B. Harsh, and M. Flury, Translocation of fluoranthene in porous media by advancing and receding air-water interfaces, Colloids Surf. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 492, 62–70, 2016.

Knappenberger, T., S. Aramrak, and M. Flury, Transport of barrel and spherical shaped colloids in unsaturated porous media, J. Contam. Hydrol., 180, 69–79, 2015.

Mullane, J.M., M. Flury, H. Iqbal, P.M. Freeze, C. Hinman, C.G. Cogger, and Z. Shi, Intermittent rainstorms cause pulses of nitrogen, phosphorus, and copper in leachate from compost in bioretention systems, Sci. Total Environ., 537, 294–303, 2015.

Iqbal, H., M. Garcia-Perez, and M. Flury, Effect of biochar on leaching of organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus from compost in bioretention systems, Sci. Total Environ., 521–522, 37–45, 2015.

Iqbal, H., A.M. Baig, U.M. Hanif, U.S.M. Ali, and M. Flury, Leaching of metals, organic carbon and nutrients from municipal waste under semi-arid conditions, Int. J. Environ. Res., 9, 187–196, 2015.

Dickson, J.O., J.B. Harsh, M. Flury, and E.M. Pierce, Immobilization and exchange of perrhenate in sodalite and cancrinite, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 214, 115–120, 2015.

Dickson, J.O., J.B. Harsh, M. Flury, W.W. Lukens, and E.M. Pierce. 2014. Competitive incorporation of perrhenate and nitrate into sodalite. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48:12851–12857.

Aramrak, S., M. Flury, J.B. Harsh, and R.L. Zollars. 2014. Colloid mobilization and trans- port during capillary fringe fluctuations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48:7272–7279.

Knappenberger, T., M. Flury, E.D. Mattson, and J.B. Harsh. 2014. Does water content or flow rate control colloid transport in unsaturated porous media? Environ. Sci. Technol. 48:3791– 3799.

Chatterjee, N., and M. Flury. 2013. Effect of particle shape on capillary forces acting on particles at the air-water interface. Langmuir 29:7903-7911.

Aramrak, S., M. Flury, J.B. Harsh, R.L. Zollars, and H.P. Davis. 2013. Does colloid shape affect detachment of colloids by a moving air-water interface? Langmuir 29:5770-5780.

Liu, Z., M. Flury, Z.F. Zhang, J.B. Harsh, G.W. Gee, C.E. Strickland, and R.E. Clayton. 2013. Transport of europium colloids in vadose zone lysimeters at the semi-arid Hanford site. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47:2153-2160.

Liu, Z., M. Flury, J.B. Harsh, J.B. Mathison, and C. Vogs. 2013. Colloid mobilization in an undisturbed sediment core under semi-arid recharge rates. Water Resour. Res. 49:4985-4996.

Watanabe, K., T. Kito, D. Shuhui, J. Wu, R.C. Greer, and M. Flury. 2013. Water ininfiltration into a frozen soil with simultaneous melting of the frozen layer. Vadose Zone J. 12, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0188.

Singh, P., H.M. Ibrahim, M. Flury, W.F. Schillinger, and T. Knappenberger. 2013. Critical water potentials for germination of wheat cultivars in the dryland Northwest USA. Seed Sci. Res. 23:189-198.

Rod, K.A., D.M. Wellman, M. Flury, E.M. Pierce, and J.B. Harsh. 2013. Diusive release of uranium from contaminated sediments into capillary fringe pore water. J. Contam. Hydrol. 140-141:164-172.

Chatterjee, N., S. Lapin, and M. Flury. 2012. Capillary forces between sediment particles and an air-water interface. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46:4411-4418.

Gebremariam, S.Y., M.W. Beutel, M. Flury, J.B. Harsh, and D.R. Yonge. 2012. Non-singular adsorption/desorption of hlorpyrifos in soils and sediments: Experimental results and modeling. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46:869-875.

Gebremariam, S.Y., M.W. Beutel, D.R. Yonge, M. Flury, and J.B. Harsh. 2012. Adsorption and desorption of chlorpyrifos to soils and sediments. Rev. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 215:123-175.

Aramrak, S., M. Flury, and J.B. Harsh. 2011. Detachment of deposited colloids by advancing and receding air-water interfaces. Langmuir 21:9985-9993.

Singh, P., M. Flury, and W.F. Schillinger. 2011. Predicting seed-zone water content for summer fallow in the Inland Pacific Northwest. USA, Soil Till. Res. 115/116:94-104.

Rod, K., W. Um, and M. Flury. 2010. Transport of strontium and cesium in simulated Hanford tank waste leachate through quartz sand under saturated and unsaturated flow. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44:8089-8094.

Walshe, G.E., L. Pang, M. Flury, M.E. Close, and M. Flintoft. 2010. Effects of pH, ionic strength, dissolved organic matter, and flow rate on the co-transport of MS2 bacteriophages with kaolinite in gravel aquifer media. Water Res. 44:1255-1269.

Bittelli, M., F. Tomei, A. Pistocchi, M. Flury, J. Boll, E.S. Brooks, and G. Antolini. 2010. Development and testing of a physically based, three-dimensional model of surface and subsurface hydrology. Adv. Water Resour. 33:106-122.

Shang, J., M. Flury, J.B. Harsh, and R.L. Zollars. 2010. Contact angles of aluminosilicate clays as affected by relative humidity and exchangeable cations. Colloids Surf. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 353:1-9.

2. Book Chapters
Bittelli, M., A. Pistocchi, F. Tomei, P. Roggero, R. Orsini, M. Toderi, G. Antolini, and M. Flury. 2011. Criteria-3d: a mechanistic model for surface and subsurface hydrology for small catchments. In Soil Hydrology, Land Use and Agriculture: Measurement and Modelling, edited by M. K. Shukla, pp. 253-265, CABI International, Wallingford, UK.

Mattson, E.D., C.D. Palmer, R.W. Smith, and M. Flury. 2010. Centrifuge techniques and apparatus for transport experiments in porous media. In Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, edited by Springman, Laue, and Seward, pp. 1465-1470, Taylor and Francis Group, London.

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