Dr Susan Wilson

Associate Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Susan Wilson

Phone: +61 2 6773 2789

Email: susan.wilson@une.edu.au

Qualifications

BSc Hons (Bristol, UK), MSc (London), PhD (Lancaster, UK)

Memberships

Member (Soil chemistry, soil contamination) - Centre for Sustainable Farming Systems

Research Interests

I have established and co-lead the Pollution Science Research Group in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at UNE. My research focuses on pollutants in soils: their processing and cycling, interactions, their effects, managing risks and remediation. I also manage the GCMS analytical research facility in the School. Current research areas include:

  • Fate, behaviour and availability of pollutants in soil systems
  • Soil-pollutant interactions
  • Food chain contaminant transfers
  • Ecotoxicity and impacts of contaminants
  • Chemistry and behaviour of arsenic and antimony in contaminated soil and waters
  • Exposure and risk assessment
  • Remediation and rehabilitation of polluted systems including phytoremediation and bioremediation
  • Environmental analysis and monitoring

Publications

Published papers since 1999

Wilson, S. C. & Meharg, A. A. (1999). Investigation of organic xenobiotic transfers, partitioning and processing in air-soil-plant systems using a microcosm apparatus. Part I. Microcosm development. Chemosphere, 38, 2885-2896.

Wilson, S. C. & Jones, K. C. (1999). Volatile organic compound losses from sewage sludge amended soils. Journal of Environmental Quality, 28, 1145-1153.  

Wilson, S. C. & Meharg, A. A. (2003).  Investigation of organic xenobiotic transfers, partitioning and processing in air-soil-plant systems using a microcosm apparatus. Part II. comparing the fate of chlorobenzenes in grass planted soil. Chemosphere, 53, 583-591.

Tighe, M., Lockwood, P., Wilson, S. C., Lisle, L. (2004)  Comparison of digestion methods for ICP-OES analysis of a wide range of analytes in heavy metal contaminated soil samples with specific reference to arsenic and antimony. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 35: 1369-1385.