Erwin J. Mantei, Ph.D

Professor of Geology - Geochemistry
Registered Professional Geologist - State of Missouri

Office Phone: (417) 836-5446
Office Room: 367 Temple Hall




 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. University of Missouri, Rolla (1965)
M.S. University of Missouri, Rolla (1962)
B.S. St. Joseph's College Rensselaer, Ind. (1960)

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TEACHING DUTIES:

Physical Geology (GLG110)
Mineralogy (GLG332)
Geochemical Techniques Applied to Environmental Problems (GLG581)

 

                                                       

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RESEARCH INTERESTS:

 

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Geologic Materials

Specific interests:

1. Prospecting for primary gold deposits associated with igneous bodies using the variations of trace gold concentrations in
    the minerals of the rock bodies.

 2. Variations of heavy metal concentrations in drainage sediments of streams affected by point and non-point emission
     sources (activities related to mining, landfills, and waste water treatment plant facilities).

  3.  Radon Concentrations in soils and the effects of using lawn fertilizers.

Recent Professional Publications and Reference Material for GLG 581 Projects:

Mantei EJ and Coonrod DL (1989) Heavy metals in stream sediments adjacent to a sanitary landfill. Environ Geol Water Sci 13 (1) Springer-Verlag: 51-58_ click here to see paper

Mantei EJ and Foster MV (1991) Heavy metals in stream sediments: Effects of human activities. Environ Geol Water Sci 18 (2) Springer-Verlag: 95-104_ click here to see paper

Mantei EJ, Ernst RL and Zhou Y (1993) Comparison of metal homogeneity in grab, quartered, and crushed-sieved portions of stream sediments and metal content change resulting from crushing-sieving activity. Environ Geol 22 (2) Springer-Verlag: 186-190_ click here to see paper

Mantei EJ and Sappington EJ (1994) Heavy metal concentrations in sediments of streams affected by a sanitary landfill: A comparison of metal enrichment in two size sediment fractions. Environ Geol 24 (4) Springer-Verlag: 287-292_ click here to see paper

Mantei EJ, Gutierrez M and Zhou Y (1996) Use of normalized metal concentrations in the Mn oxides/hydrous oxides extraction phase of stream sediments to enhance the difference between a landfill emission plume and background. Applied Geochemistry 11 (6) Elsevier Science Ltd.: 803-810 click here to see paper   

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE PROJECTS CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES:

     1. Uptake of Zinc, Cadmium and Lead Concentrations in Soils by Tomato Plants
        (Phyto-remediation). Third Place winner in the Environmental Section at the
         Ozarks Regional Science and Mathematics Fair--1999
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     2. Elevated Concentrations of Copper, Lead, Zinc and Phosphorous in Stream
         Sediments affected by point and non-point emission sources. Third Place winner
          in the Environmental Section at the Ozarks Regional Science and Mathematics
          Fair--2000.
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     3. The Variation of Lead Concentrations in Soils at Street Intersections with
         Respect to Traffic Density and the Same in Soils at An Old House Location.
         First Place and Grand Prize winner in the Environmental Section at the Ozarks
         Regional Science and Mathematics Fair--2000.
  CLICK HERE 

     4. The Concentrations of Chromium, Arsenic, and Copper in the soils below CCA
         treated decks as a function of the age of the deck. CLICK HERE

     5. The Variation of Lead Concentrations in Soils on School Properties Affected by
         Traffic Densities. First Place and Grand Prize winner in the Environmental
         Section at the Ozarks Regional Science and Mathematics Fair and Best
         Environmental Research Paper (Alshof Award) at the Junior Missouri Academy
         of Science--2001.
CLICK HERE

     6.  The Concentrations of Lead in the Soils Next to a Old House Painted with Lead
          Paint.  CLICK HERE

     7. The Effect of Prevailing Wind Directions on the Lead Concentrations in soils at
         Traffic Light Intersections. Second Place winner in the Environmental Section
         at the Ozarks Regional Science and Mathematics Fair--Research Paper was a
         semi-finalist in the National Young Scientist Competition (last 400 out of
         14,000+ papers
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     8. The Effects of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Stream Sediments on Macro-
          invertebrates. Second Place winner in the Environmental Section at the Ozarks
         Regional Science and Mathematics Fair
CLICK HERE 

    9. No Baptisms in This Jordan. Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Jordan
       Creek, Springfield, Missouri. Best Environmental Research Paper (Alshof
       Award) at the Junior Missouri Academy of Science-- and Final 5 for all science
        papers---2003. 
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UNIVERSITY STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PROJECTS:

   1.  Enrichment of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Sediments of the Dry Sac River
        Caused from Emissions of Leachate from the Fullbright LandFill, Springfield,
        Missouri.  CLICK HERE

    2.  Spacial Distribution of Pb, Zn, Cd and Ni in the South Creek Watershed, SW
         Missouri. CLICK HERE

    3.  A Phyto-remediation Study Showing the Uptake of As, Cr, Cu and Pb
         Concentrations by Tomato and Lemon-Scented Geranium Plants from Soils
         Affected by CCA Treated Lumber, Gasoline Emissions and Old House Paint.
         CLICK HERE
  

   4.  A Similar Study of the Same Area as in #1 above One Year Later.  CLICK HERE

   5. Heavy Metals Concentrations in the Sediments of the James River. 
       CLICK HERE

   6. Analysis of Phosphorus and Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Sediments of
      Wilson's Creek.  CLICK HERE

   7.  Concentrations of Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Ni, P As Cr and Ag in the Drainage Sediments
        of Jordan Creek, Springfield, Missouri.  CLICK HERE

  

 

 

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SOME LINKS IN GEOSCIENCE STUDIES:

Institutions and Resources

·         List of geoscience departments in the US and Canada

·         United States Geologic Survey ( U.S.G.S.)

·         Resources for Earth Science and Geography Instruction---EXCELLENT SITE
                        (Central Michigan University)

·         NEED A JOB????--GOVERNMENT JOBS AVAILABLE

Mass Extinctions

·         MAIN MASS EXTINCTIONS IN GEOLOGIC TIME AND THE CAUSES

Maps and GIS

·         Color landform atlas of U.S.

·         Various maps

·         Topographic Maps and Arial Photos of the US (Great Site)

·         INTRODUCTION TO TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS TUTORIAL

·         GIS US Map Features

·         Mars Global Surveyor Maps

·         Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon

·         Old (18th and 19th Century) Cartographic Maps of US and States

·         Virtual Flyover of Areas in USA----Just Enter an Address

·         Library of Congress Historical Map Collection

·         EPA'S ENVIRO-MAPPER

·         HOME TOWN LOCATER

·         ANOTHER PLACE LOCATER

Minerals and Rocks

·         Thin Section Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

·         Mineral information for physical geology and mineralogy students

·         Mineral structures for mineralogy students\

·         Mineral Structures

·         Mineralogy links

·         The Mineral Kingdom

·         Rock Cycle and Animation  NEW                            

Volcanoes

·         Hawaiian Center for Volcanology

·         Volcano World

·         Volcanic terms and examples

·         Volcanoes

  Earthquakes

·         Global seismology

·         Tsunami information

·         Earthquake terms

·         Excellent Earthquake Site

·         Earthquakes

·         The San Andreas Fault

Earth structure, continental drift and plate tectonics

·         Earth's interior structure

·         Interior of the Earth

·         Gondwana Animated GIF

·         Paleomaps and Continental Drift Animation Maps

·         Excellent Plate Tectonic Animation Maps

·         Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

·         STRIKE, DIP AND OTHER NEAT GEOLOGICAL ANIMATIONS

Glaciers

·         Glaciers and glacial ages

·         Greenhouse effect

·         Postglacial Flooding of Bering Land Bridge

·         The Great Ice Age

Groundwater and Caves

·         Learn About Caves (National Speleological Society)

·         Virtual Cave and Cave Terms

·         U.S. Groundwater Atlas with GIS Coverage

·         Karst Waters Institute

Geologic time

·         Geologic Time Machine

·         Fossils, Rocks and GeologicTime

·         Geologic Time

·         Relative and Absolute Age Determination Methods (includes Archeology Methods)

·         WEB GEOLOGIC TIME MACHINE

Geology of Deserts

·         Deserts

Interactive geology exams, lecture material on principles of geology, and classroom assessment 

·         Lecture and lab notes on physical geology topics

·         List of physical geology notes from lectures around the world

·         CONCEP-TESTS

Especially for kids and Teachers

·         Interactive Science for Kids

·         EVOLUTION---ANSWERS TO CREATIONIST NONSENSE

·         K-12 Interactive Explorations Through Time with Teacher's Guide

·         Earth Science Flashcards with Answers

·         ON LINE GAMES for RETENTION of ELEMENTS and the PERIODIC TABLEFree Educational Web Games

·         Educational helper--Various Educational Links

·         DIGITAL TECTONIC ACTIVITY MAP

·         Classroom Activities and Lessons for K-12 in Paleontology

·         Moon Calender

·         Caves Information for Teachers

·         How Volcanoes Work

·         GAMES FOR SCIENCE CURRICULUM INCLUDING SCIENCE JEOPARDY

·         GEOLOGY JEOPARDY

·         Science Misconceptions

·         Space Science Education Directory

·         LEARN CONTINENTS, OCEANS, STATE LOCATION AND CAPITOLS AND MORE

·         BRAINTEEZERS, PUZZLES, AND RIDDLES

·         EXPERT LEVEL EARTH SCIENCE HANGMAN

·         PowerPoint Slides on Various Geologic Topics     

     Other Interesting Links

·         Another source for animated images

·         U.S. Weather

·         Geology of Radon

·         Prospecting for Gold in U.S.

·         Dinosaurs

·         Climate Data and Statistics

·         EPA Remediation Concentrations (Acceptable Levels) for Elements and Organics

·         EVOLUTION

·         VARIOUS GEOLOGIC MATERIAL----EXELLENT

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FAX AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES:

FAX: (417) 836-6006

E-MAIL:
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