Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Environmental hypothesis generation/testing must be underpinned by sound analytical measurements. This requires 'fit-for-purpose' methods for key species in environmental matrices. Hence our research focuses on:

1. Novel instrumentation and methods

Portable/shipboard instrumentation for trace metal species.

Laboratory techniques for nutrients, metals and pharmaceuticals.

2. Speciation

Techniques for phosphorus and nitrogen speciation in natural waters and soils.

Trace metal speciation in natural waters and marine aerosols.

Speciation protocols based on hybrid separation/detection techniques.

3. Enhanced information recovery

Interpretation of large geochemical datasets.

Modelling nutrient fluxes in soils/catchments.

Atmospheric trace metal flux measurements.

Uncertainties in environmental analytical measurements.