Mark R Noll, Ph.D

Adjunct Lecturer
(585) 395-5717
Office: Lennon Hall 327


  • PhD, Soil Physical Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1989
  • M.S., Geology, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1985
  • B.S., Earth Science-Geology, Millersville University, 1981

Areas of Specialty

Low Temperature Geochemistry, Soil Chemistry, Contaminant Hydrogeology, Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology

Courses Taught

  • GEL 310 Mineralogy-Petrology 1
  • GEL 450 Low Temperature Geochemistry
  • ESC 455 Soil Science
  • GEL 460 Hydrogeology

Research Interests

  • I study the cycling and transport of phosphorus in soil and sediment. I am particularly interested in the distribution of phosphorus among the various physicochemical phases, and the processes that alter the distribution in an effort to the potential bioavailability.
  • Recently, I have initiated investigations in the influence of climate variations on natural elemental cycling. In particular, I am using a natural climate gradient in southeastern Puerto Rico where all factors are constant except precipitation to study elemental fluxes using major and trace elements, stable isotopes and sediment microbiology.