Dr Susan Wilson
Associate Professor - School of Environmental and Rural Science
Phone: +61 2 6773 2789
BSc Hons (Bristol, UK), MSc (London), PhD (Lancaster, UK)
Member (Soil chemistry, soil contamination) - Centre for Sustainable Farming Systems
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
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.