Sally Gaw

ProfessorSally Gaw

Julius von Haast
Internal Phone: 95904


Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Bridson JH., Abbel R., Smith DA., Northcott GL. and Gaw S. (2023) Release of additives and non-intentionally added substances from microplastics under environmentally relevant conditions. Environmental Advances 12
  • De Silva NAL., Marsden ID., Gaw S. and Glover CN. (2023) Physiological and biochemical responses of the estuarine pulmonate mud snail, Amphibola crenata, sub-chronically exposed to waterborne cadmium. Aquatic Toxicology 256
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.