Peer-reviewed publications

(**Undergraduate Student; *Graduate Student)

  1. **Carino, H., **Walsh, S., Shakya, K.M. (2024). Long term trend of particulate matter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its association with introduction of environmental policies. Discover Cities, 1, 7.
  2. **Scolio, M., Kremer, P., Zhang, Y., Shakya, K.M. (2024). Spatial-temporal modeling of the relationship between surface temperature and air temperature in metropolitan urban systems. Urban Climate, 55, 101921.
  3. **Malone, M., Shakya, K.M. (2024). Trace Metal Contamination in Community Garden Soils across the United States. Sustainability, 16(5), 1831. PDF
  4. *Terry, B., Shakya, K.M. (2024). Monitoring gaseous pollutants using passive sampling in Philadelphia region. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 74 (1), 52-69. PDF Association,
  5. **Bassetti, O.G., **McDonough, R.A., Shakya, K.M. (2023). Soil contamination in community gardens of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195, 782. PDF
  6. **Sage, L., **Bassetti, O., Johnson, E., Shakya, K., Weston, N. (2023). Assessment of heavy metal contamination in soil and produce of Philadelphia community gardens. Environmental Pollutants and Bioavailability, 35, 1, 2209283. PDF
  7. *Cummings, L.E., *Stewart, J.D., Kremer, P., Shakya, K.M. (2021). Predicting citywide distribution of air pollution using mobile monitoring and three-dimensional urban structure. Sustainable Cities and Society, 76, 103510. doi:
  8. McDermott-Levy, R., **Scolio, M., Shakya, K.M., Moore, C.  (2021). Factors that influence climate change related mortality in the United States: An integrative review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 8220. PDF.
  9. *Cummings, L.E., *Stewart, J.D., *Reist, R., Shakya, K.M., Kremer, P. (2021). Mobile monitoring of air pollution reveals spatial and temporal variation in an urban landscape. Frontiers in Build Environment, Sec. Urban Science, 7. doi: 10.3389/fbuil.2021.648620. PDF.
  10. **Kellenbenz, K.R., Shakya, K.M. (2021). Spatial and temporal variations in indoor radon concentrations in Pennsylvania, USA from 1988 to 2018. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 233, 106594.
  11. *Stewart, J.D. , Kremer, P., Shakya, K.M., **Conway, M., **Saad, A. (2021). Outdoor atmospheric microbial diversity is associated with urban landscape structure and differs from indoor-transit systems as revealed by mobile monitoring and three-dimensional spatial analysis. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 620461. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.620461. Open Access.
  12. Shakya, K.M., **Saad, A., **Aharonian, A. (2020). Commuter exposure to particulate matter at underground subway stations in PhiladelphiaBuilding and Environment, 186, 107322.
  13. **Conway, M., Shakya, K.M. (mentor), Kremer, P. (2020). Mapping social vulnerability to air pollution in Philadelphia, PAVeritas: Villanova Research Journal, 2: 122-130. Open Access.  PDF
  14. *Stewart, J.D., Shakya, K.M., Bilinski, T., Wilson, J.W., Ravi, S., Choi, C.S. (2020). Variation of near surface atmosphere microbial communities at an urban and a suburban site in Philadelphia, PA, USAScience of the Total Environment, 724, 138353.
  15. Shakya, K.M., Kremer, P., **Henderson, K., **McMahon, M., Peltier, R.E., *Bromberg, S., **Stewart, J. (2019). Mobile monitoring of air and noise pollution in Philadelphia neighborhoods during Summer 2017. Environmental Pollution, 255, 113195.
  16. Shakya, K.M., Peltier, R.E., Zhang, Y., Pandey, B.D. (2019). Roadside exposure and inflammation biomarkers among a cohort of traffic police in Kathmandu, NepalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(3), 377. Open Access.  PDF
  17. Shakya, K.M., Rupakheti, M., Shahi, A., Maskey, R., Pradhan, B., Panday, A., Puppala, S.P., Lawrence, Peltier, R.E. (2017). Near-road sampling of PM2.5 and BC, and fine-particle chemical components in Kathmandu Valley, NepalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 6503-6516. Open Access.  PDF
  18. Shakya, K.M., Peltier, R.E., Shrestha, H., Byanju, R.M. (2017). Measurements of TSP, PM10, PM2.5, BC, and PM chemical composition from an urban residential location in NepalAtmospheric Pollution Research, 8(6), 1123-1131.
  19. Shakya, K.M., Noyes, A., Kallin, R., Peltier, R.E. (2016).Evaluating the efficacy of cloth facemasks in reducing particulate matter exposureJournal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 27, 352-357.
  20. Shakya, K.M., Rupakheti, M., Aryal, K., Peltier, R.E. (2016). Respiratory effects of high levels of particulate exposure in a cohort of traffic police in Kathmandu, NepalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 58(6), e218-e225.
  21. Kiros, F., Shakya, K.M., Rupakheti, M., R.M., Regmi, Maharjan, R., Byanju, R.P., Naja, M., Mahata, K., Kathayat, B., Peltier, R.E. (2016). Variability of Anthropogenic Gases: Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Dioxide, Ozone and Ammonia in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16(12), 3088-3101. PDF.
  22. Rutter, A.P., Griffin, R.J., Cevik, B.K., Shakya, K.M., Gong, L., Kim, S., Flynn, J.H., Lefer, B.L. (2015). Sources of air pollution in a region of oil and gas exploration downwind of a large cityAtmospheric Environment, 120, 89-99.
  23. Shakya, K.M. and Peltier, R.E. (2015). Non-sulfate sulfur in fine aerosols across the United States: Insight for organosulfate prevalenceAtmospheric Environment, 100: 159-166.
  24. Shakya, K.M. and Peltier, R.E. (2013). Investigating missing sources of sulfur at Fairbanks, AlaskaEnvironmental Science & Technology, 47(16), 9332-9338.
  25. Shakya, K.M., Liu, S., Takahama, S., Russell, L.M., Keutsch, F.N., Galloway, M.N., Shilling, J.E., Hiranuma, N., Song, C., Kim, H., Paulson, S.E., Pfaffenberger, L., Barmet, P., Slowik, J., Prevot, A.S.H., Dommen, J., Baltensperger, U. (2013). Similarities in STXM-NEXAFS spectra of atmospheric particles and secondary organic aerosol generated from glyoxal, alpha-pinene, isoprene, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, and d-limoneneAerosol Science Technology, 47(5), 543-555. PDF.
  26. Ahlm, L., Shakya, K.M., Russell, L.M., Schroder, J.C., Wong, J.P.S., Sjostedt, S.J., Hayden, K.L., Liggio, J., Wentzell, J.J.B., Wiebe, H.A., Mihele, C., Leaitch, W.R., Macdonald, A.M. (2013). Temperature-dependent accumulation mode particles and cloud nuclei concentrations from biogenic sources during WACS 2010Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(6), 3393-3407. Open Access. PDF.
  27. Rutter, A.P., Shakya, K.M., Lehr, R., Schauer, J.J., Griffin, R.J. (2012). Oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury in the presence of secondary organic aerosols. Atmospheric Environment, 59, 86-92.
  28. Shakya, K.M., Place, P.F., Griffin, R.J., Talbot, R.W. (2012). Carbonaceous content wand water-soluble organic functionality of atmospheric aerosols at a semi-rural New England locationJournal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117, D03301, doi: 10.1029/2011JD016113. PDF.
  29. Shakya, K.M., Louchouarn, P., Griffin, R.J. (2011). Lignin-derived phenols in Houston aerosols: Implications for natural background sourcesEnvironmental Science & Technology, 45(19), 8268-8275.
  30. Shakya, KM. and Griffin, R.J. (2010). Secondary organic aerosol from photooxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environmental Science & Technology, 44(21), 8134-8139.
  31. Shakya, K.M., Ziemba, L.D., Griffin, R.J (2010). Characteristics and sources of carbonaceous, ionic, and isotopic species of wintertime atmospheric aerosols in Kathmandu Valley, NepalAerosol and Air Quality Research, 10, 219-230. Open Access. PDF.
  32. Makris, K.C., Shakya, K.M., Datta, R., Sarkar, D., Pachanoor, D. (2007). High Uptake of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene by vetiver grass – Potential for phytoremediation? Environmental Pollution, 146(1), 1-4.
  33. Makris, K.C., Shakya, K.M., Datta, R., Sarkar, D., Pachanoor, D. (2007). Chemically catalyzed uptake of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene by Vetiveria zizanioidesEnvironmental Pollution, 148(1), 101-106.
  34. Makris, K.C., Datta, R., Sarkar, D., Shakya, K.M., Pachanoor, D., Das, P. (2007). Chaotropic effects on 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene uptake by wheat (Triticum aestivum)Plant and Soil, 295(1-2), 229-237.