Research in the environmental chemistry group focuses on the fate and behaviour of contaminants in the environment including human exposure to contaminants. Our projects are interdisciplinary and collaborative. Current projects include determining the effects of environmental stressors and contaminants on production of cyanotoxins in Canterbury waterways, investigating the effects of co-contamination of copper on pesticide degradation in soil and the presence of endocrine disrupting compounds in Antarctic waters and animals.
- Aves AR., Revell LE., Gaw S., Ruffell H., Schuddeboom A., Wotherspoon NE., Larue M. and Mcdonald AJ. (2022) First evidence of microplastics in Antarctic snow. Cryosphere 16(6): 2127-2145. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2127-2022.
- De Silva NAL., Marsden ID., Gaw S. and Glover CN. (2022) The relationship between population attributes of the mud snail Amphibola crenata and sediment contamination: A multi-estuary assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 180 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113762.
- De Silva NAL., Marsden ID., Taylor R., Gaw S. and Glover CN. (2022) Population responses of the pulmonate gastropod, Amphibola crenata, reflect estuarine trace metal contamination. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 56(2): 291-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2021.1929350.
- Guy S., Gaw S., Beaven S. and Pearson AJ. (2022) Dose assessment for polonium-210 (Po-210) in New Zealand shellfish. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 242 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2021.106788.
- Meister A., Li F., Gutierrez-Gines MJ., Dickinson N., Gaw S., Bourke M. and Robinson B. (2022) Interactions of treated municipal wastewater with native plant species. Ecological Engineering 183 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2022.106741.