Position/s

Geoscience
School of the Environment

Biography

Erick is originally from the States (USA). Completed undergraduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Geoscience in 1982. Completed Ph.D. in geoscience from the University of Oregon in 1990 (Paleoenvironments of Miocene Ape Fossil Sites in Western Kenya). Post doctoral position at University of Oregon researching the Eocene-Oligocene transition in a field based project in the canyonlands of central Oregon (1991-1995). Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (1996-1998). Post doctoral Associate at Idaho State University (hydrogeology) (1998-1999). Arrived Flinders University in 1999.

Qualifications

BSc Geoscience, University of Wisconsin Madison
MSc Geoscience, University of Oregon
Ph.D. Geoscience, University of Oregon

Teaching interests

My teaching interests are broad and cover many different areas of geoscience. I focus on soil formation, weathering, biogeochemical cycles, landscape evolution, climate change and past climate change (from ice cores and deep sea cores), the carbon cycle, stable isotopes in geochemistry and hydrochemistry.

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Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Soil sciences

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Hydrochemistry (1) ;

Publications

  • Bestland, E.A., Link, P.K., Lanphere, M.A. and Champion, D.E. (2002). Paleoenvironments of sedimentary interbeds in the Pliocene and Quaternary Big Lost Trough, eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho. In Geology, Hydrogeology, and Environmental Remediation. Boulder Colorado: Geological Society of America, pp. 27-44.
  • Werner, A.D., Bestland, E.A., Guan, H., Pichler, M.M., Hutson, J.L. and Simmons, C.T. (2007). Flinders Lake Hydrological Investigation. Adelaide: Flinders University.
  • Werner, A.D., Van Den Akker, B., Jakovovic, D., Jacobs, A. and Bestland, E.A. (2007). A desktop study of the groundwater resources of Cousine and Cousin Islands, Seychelles, Nature Seychelles - MSP GEF Funded. Adelaide: Flinders University.
  • Bestland, E.A., Soloninka, L. and Kalantari, N. (2010). Catchment-Scale Flow-paths of Soil Water, Groundwater, and Surface Water Determined from Environmental Tracers: Scott Creek, Adelaide Hills, South Australia. In Proceedings of 8th International River Engineering Conference. Civilica. 8th International River Engineering Conference. Ahvaz Iran.
  • Sullivan, J., Wells, R.T., Reed, E.H., Forbes, M.S. and Bestland, E.A. (2006). A taphonomic investigation of the Black Creek Swamp megafaunal accumulation. In Alcheringa : CAVEPS 2005 abstracts. Sydnay: Taylor and Francis. 10th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology & Systematics and Quaternary Extinctions Symposium. Mar 2005, pp. 468-468.
  • Wells, R.T., Grun, R., Forbes, M.S., Sullivan, J., Bestland, E.A., Reed, E.H., et al. (2006). The Black Creek Swamp Megafauna Site, Kangaroo Island: pre or post blitzkreig? In Alcheringa : CAVEPS 2005 abstracts. Sydney: Taylor and Francis. 10th Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology & Systematics and Quaternary Extinctions Symposium. Mar 2005, pp. 472-472.
  • Dittmann, S., Pichler, M., Bestland, E., Whalen, M., Stangoulis, J., Guan, H., et al. (2013). Investigation of Field Methodologies for Measuring Coastal Wetland Carbon Capture and Storage Values, pp. 1-52.
  • Bestland, E.A., Green, G.P. and rivett, K. (2003). Sources of base cations in soil solids and soil water: Examples from Red Brown Earths of South Australia. In Ian. C. Roach, ed. Advances in Regolith. Bentley, WA: Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration. Advances in Regolith. Nov 2003, pp. 16-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Mollehuara Canales, R.F., Guan, H., Bestland, E., Hutson, J. and Simmons, C. (2013). Particle-size effects on dissolved arsenic adsorption to an Australian laterite. Environmental Earth Sciences, 68(8) pp. 2301-2312.
    [10.1007/s12665-012-1909-3] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E. and Stainer, G. (2013). Down-slope change in soil hydrogeochemistry due to seasonal water table rise: Implications for groundwater weathering. Catena, 111 pp. 122-131.
    [10.1016/j.catena.2013.07.007]
  • McDowell, M., Bestland, E., Bertuch, F., Ayliffe, L., Hellstrom, J., Jacobsen, G., et al. (2013). Chronology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of a Late Pleistocene to mid-Holocene cave accumulation on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boreas, 42(4) pp. 974-994.
    [10.1111/bor.12015]
  • Macken, A., Jankowski, N., Price, G., Bestland, E., Reed, E.H., Prideaux, G., et al. (2011). Application of sedimentary and chronological analyses to refine the depositional context of a Late Pleistocene vertebrate deposit, Naracoorte, South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(19-20) pp. 2690-2702.
    [10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.05.023] [Scopus]
  • Pavelic, P., Dillon, P., Mucha, M., Nakai, T., Barry, K.E. and Bestland, E.A. (2011). Laboratory assessment of factors affecting soil clogging of soil aquifer treatment systems. Water Research, 45(10) pp. 3153-3163.
    [10.1016/j.watres.2011.03.027] [Scopus]
  • Jahan, N., Guan, H. and Bestland, E. (2011). Arsenic remediation by Australian laterites. Environmental Earth Sciences, 64(1) pp. 247-253.
    [10.1007/s12665-010-0844-4] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S., Kohn, M.J., Bestland, E.A. and Wells, R.T. (2010). Late Pleistocene environmental change interpreted from {delta}13C and {delta}18O of tooth enamel from the Black Creek Swamp Megafauna site, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 291 pp. 319-327.
    [10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.003] [10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.003] [Scopus]
  • Guan, H., Bestland, E.A., Zhu, C., Zhu, H., Albertsdottir, D., Hutson, J.L., et al. (2010). Variation in performance of surfactant loading and resulting nitrate removal among four selected natural zeolites. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183(1-3) pp. 616-621.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.069] [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.069] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S., Krull, E., Bestland, E.A. and Wells, R.T. (2009). Chronology and organic chemistry of the Black Creek Swamp Megafauna site (Late Pleistocene), Kangaroo Island, Australia. Boreas, 38(4) pp. 705-717.
    [10.1111/j.1502-3885.2009.00093.x] [10.1111/j.1502-3885.2009.00093.x] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E.A., Milgate, S., Chittleborough, D., VanLeeuwen, J., Pichler, M.M. and Soloninka, L. (2009). The significance and lag-time of deep through flow : an example from a small, ephemeral catchment with contrasting soil types in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13(7) pp. 1201-1214.
    [Scopus]
  • Kalantari, N., Bestland, E.A. and Jalalvand, A. (2009). Alluvial aquifer recharge enhanced by a natural dam : feasibility assessment based on multidisciplinary characterization (Khuzestan, Southwest Iran) Environmental Earth Sciences, 59(1) pp. 51-61.
    [10.1007/s12665-009-0003-y]
  • Banks, E., Simmons, C.T., Love, A.J., Cranswick, R.H., Werner, A.D., Bestland, E.A., et al. (2009). Fractured bedrock and saprolite hydrogeologic controls on groundwater/surface-water interaction: a conceptual model (Australia) Hydrogeology Journal, 17(8) pp. 1969-1989.
    [10.1007/s10040-009-0490-7] [10.1007/s10040-009-0490-7] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E.A. and Forbes, M.S. (2009). Evidence for biocycling from Ba/Ca, Sr/Ca, and 87Sr/86Sr in soils (Red Brown Earths) from South Australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 47(2) pp. 154-165.
    [10.1071/SR08026] [10.1071/SR08026] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E.A., Forbes, M.S., Krull, E., Retallack, G. and Fremd, T. (2008). Stratigraphy, paleopedology, and geochemistry of the middle Miocene Mascall Formation (type area, Central Oregon, USA) PaleoBios, 28(2) pp. 41-61.
  • Forbes, M.S., Bestland, E.A., Wells, R.T. and Krull, E.S. (2007). Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene Robertson Cave sedimentary deposit, Naracoorte, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 54(4) pp. 541-559.
    [10.1080/08120090601078388] [10.1080/08120090601078388] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S. and Bestland, E.A. (2007). Origin of the sedimentary deposits of the Naracoorte Caves, South Australia. Geomorphology, 86(3-4) pp. 369-392.
    [10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.09.009] [10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.09.009] [Scopus]
  • Wells, R.T., Grun, R., Sullivan, J., Forbes, M.S., Dalgairns, S., Bestland, E.A., et al. (2006). Late Pleistocene megafauna site at Black Creek Swamp, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Alcheringa, 30(S1) pp. 367-387.
    [10.1080/03115510608619592] [10.1080/03115510609506873] [Scopus]
  • Krull, E.S., Bestland, E.A., Skjemstad, J.O. and Parr, J.F. (2006). Geochemistry (delta13C, delta15N, 13C NMR) and residence times (14C and OSL) of soil organic matter from red-brown earths of South Australia: implications for soil genesis. Geoderma, 132(3-4) pp. 344-360.
    [10.1016/j.geoderma.2005.06.001] [10.1016/j.geoderma.2005.06.001] [Scopus]
  • Grun, R., Eggins, S., Wells, R.T., Rhodes, E.J., Bestland, E.A., Spooner, N.A., et al. (2006). A cautionary tale from down under: dating the Black Creek Swamp megafauna site on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Quaternary Geochronology, 1(2) pp. 142-150.
    [10.1016/j.quageo.2006.05.029] [10.1016/j.quageo.2006.05.029] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E.A. and Rennie, J.M. (2006). Stable isotope record (18O, 13C) of a Naracoorte Caves speleothem (Australia) from before and after the Last Interglacial. Alcheringa, 30(S1) pp. 19-29.
    [10.1080/03115510608619571] [10.1080/03115510609506852] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S. and Bestland, E.A. (2006). Guano-derived deposits within the sandy cave fills of Naracoorte, South Australia. Alcheringa, 30(S1) pp. 129-146.
    [10.1080/03115510608619578] [10.1080/03115510609506859] [Scopus]
  • Mee, A., Bestland, E.A. and Spooner, N. (2004). Age and origin of Terra Rossa soils in the Coonawarra area of South Australia. Geomorphology, 58(1-4) pp. 1-25.
    [10.1016/S0169-555X(03)00183-1] [10.1016/S0169-555X(03)00183-1] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S., Bestland, E.A. and Wells, R.T. (2004). Preliminary 14C dates on bulk soil organic matter from the Black Creek Megafauna Fossil site, Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Radiocarbon, 46(1) pp. 437-443.
    [Scopus]
  • Green, G.P., Bestland, E.A. and Walker, G.S. (2004). Distinguishing sources of base cations in irrigated and natural soils: evidence from strontium isotopes. Biogeochemistry, 68(2) pp. 199-225.
    [10.1023/B:BIOG.0000025743.34079.d3] [10.1023/B:BIOG.0000025743.34079.d3] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S., Bestland, E.A., Krull, E.S. and Dicker, D.G. (2004). Palaeoenvironmental mosaic of Proconsul habitats: geochemical and sedimentalogical interpretation of Kisingiri fossil sites, Western Kenya. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 39(1-2) pp. 63-79.
    [10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2004.04.003] [10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2004.04.003] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E.A. (2002). Fossil andisols identified with mass-balance geochemistry (Oligocene John Day Formation, Oregon, USA) Journal of Sedimentary Research, 72(5) pp. 673-686.
    [10.1306/021802720673] [Scopus]
  • Krull, E.S., Bestland, E.A. and Gates, W.P. (2002). Soil organic matter decomposition and turnover in a tropical Ultisol: Evidence from delta C-13, delta N-15 and geochemistry. Radiocarbon, 44(1) pp. 93-112.
    [Scopus]
  • McDowell, M., Bestland, E., Bertuch, F., Ayliffe, L., Hellstrom, J., Jacobsen, G., et al. (2013). Chronology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of a Late Pleistocene to mid-Holocene cave accumulation on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boreas, 42(4) pp. 974-994.
    [10.1111/bor.12015]
  • Mollehuara Canales, R.F., Guan, H., Bestland, E., Hutson, J. and Simmons, C. (2013). Particle-size effects on dissolved arsenic adsorption to an Australian laterite. Environmental Earth Sciences, 68(8) pp. 2301-2312.
    [10.1007/s12665-012-1909-3] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E. and Stainer, G. (2013). Down-slope change in soil hydrogeochemistry due to seasonal water table rise: Implications for groundwater weathering. Catena, 111 pp. 122-131.
    [10.1016/j.catena.2013.07.007]
  • Pavelic, P., Dillon, P., Mucha, M., Nakai, T., Barry, K.E. and Bestland, E.A. (2011). Laboratory assessment of factors affecting soil clogging of soil aquifer treatment systems. Water Research, 45(10) pp. 3153-3163.
    [10.1016/j.watres.2011.03.027] [Scopus]
  • Jahan, N., Guan, H. and Bestland, E. (2011). Arsenic remediation by Australian laterites. Environmental Earth Sciences, 64(1) pp. 247-253.
    [10.1007/s12665-010-0844-4] [Scopus]
  • Macken, A., Jankowski, N., Price, G., Bestland, E., Reed, E.H., Prideaux, G., et al. (2011). Application of sedimentary and chronological analyses to refine the depositional context of a Late Pleistocene vertebrate deposit, Naracoorte, South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(19-20) pp. 2690-2702.
    [10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.05.023] [Scopus]
  • Guan, H., Bestland, E.A., Zhu, C., Zhu, H., Albertsdottir, D., Hutson, J.L., et al. (2010). Variation in performance of surfactant loading and resulting nitrate removal among four selected natural zeolites. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183(1-3) pp. 616-621.
    [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.069] [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.069] [Scopus]
  • Forbes, M.S., Kohn, M.J., Bestland, E.A. and Wells, R.T. (2010). Late Pleistocene environmental change interpreted from {delta}13C and {delta}18O of tooth enamel from the Black Creek Swamp Megafauna site, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 291 pp. 319-327.
    [10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.003] [10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.003] [Scopus]
  • Banks, E., Simmons, C.T., Love, A.J., Cranswick, R.H., Werner, A.D., Bestland, E.A., et al. (2009). Fractured bedrock and saprolite hydrogeologic controls on groundwater/surface-water interaction: a conceptual model (Australia) Hydrogeology Journal, 17(8) pp. 1969-1989.
    [10.1007/s10040-009-0490-7] [10.1007/s10040-009-0490-7] [Scopus]
  • Bestland, E.A., Link, P.K., Lanphere, M.A. and Champion, D.E. (2002). Paleoenvironments of sedimentary interbeds in the Pliocene and Quaternary Big Lost Trough, eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho. In Geology, Hydrogeology, and Environmental Remediation. Boulder Colorado: Geological Society of America, pp. 27-44.

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