Dr Andrew Turner
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Dr Andrew Turner

Associate Professor (Reader) in Environmental Sciences

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Role

  • Reader in Environmental Sciences (Biogeochemistry)
  • Lecturer on the Environmental Science, Ocean Science, Applied Marine Science and Environmental Consultancy programmes
  • Programme Leader for Environmental Science
  • Coordinator of Stage 2 field trip to Malta

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Oceanography and Astronomy (Plymouth Polytechnic, 1987)
  • PhD in Marine Chemistry (Polytechnic South West, 1990)
  • SEDA in Higher Education (1995)

Professional membership

  • Member of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association
  • Full member of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

Roles on external bodies

  • Lecturer on the WCM Erasmus Mundi masters programme
  • Member of the International Scientific Committee for Estuarine Biogeochemistry
  • Guest associate editor for Marine Chemistry
  • Editorial board for Marine Pollution Bulletin

Teaching interests

  • Marine and environmental biogeochemistry
  • Marine pollution
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Air quality modelling
  • Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Conceptual and numerical modelling of environmental systems and processes
  • Applied statistics and data management
  • Meteorology
  • The natural and impacted environments of the Maltese Islands

Staff serving as external examiners

  • PhD, University of Sydney (2002)
  • PhD, Queen Mary College, University of London (2010)
  • PhD, University of Vigo (2009)
  • PhD, Brunel University (2012)
  • PhD, Stockholm University (2013)
  • PhD, Queen Mary College, University of London (2015)
  • PhD, Andhra University (2015)

Research interests

Speciation, adsorption and fate of trace metals in natural waters

  • Conceptual and empirical modelling of the particle-water interactions of trace metals and organic contaminants in natural waters
  • Thermodynamic speciation modelling of metals in estuaries
  • Mercury cycling in estuaries and coastal waters
  • Hydrophobic and amphiphilic properties of trace metals in contaminated rivers
  • Radionuclide behaviour in coastal waters 
  • The influence of surfactants on the behaviour of organic and inorganic contaminants in natural waters 
  • Uptake of metals by marine macroalgae and microalgae 
  • Interactions of metals with plastic production pellets in sea water

Emerging pollutants

  • Behaviour and environmental impacts of cytotoxic drugs
  • The behaviour of the platinum group metals in natural waters
  • Interactions of thallium with natural surfaces
  • Behaviour of "stickies" in paper recycling 
  • Effects of antifouling paint residues on the distributions and effects of biocides in coastal waters
  • Toxicity of nanoparticles to fresh water and marine organisms

Bioaccessibility, bioavailability and toxicity of contaminants

  • Human bioaccessibility of metals in household dust, road dust and urban paints
  • Invertebrate bioavailability of sediment-bound contaminants using enzymatic digestions and proteins
  • Toxicity of tyre wear constituents in marine systems
  • Toxicity of metals and surfactants to marine macroalgae
  • Bioaccessibility of metal pigments in marine plastics
  • Mobility of metals in ceramicware and consumer glassware
Development and application of field-portable XRF
  • Development of XRF for the analysis of low density materials (plastics, paints)
  • Application of XRF for the analysis of macroalgae
  • In situ monitoring of trace elements in sediments
  • Occurrence of harmful elements in the domestic setting and in consumer products
  • Use of XRF to characterise plastic WEEE

Other research

  • Regular reviewer for Environmental Science and Technology, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Environmental Pollution, The Science of the Total Environment, Marine Chemistry, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Limnology and Oceanography, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Chemosphere, Applied Geochemistry
  • Guest associate editor of Marine Chemistry
  • Associate editor for Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • Chapter contributions in encyclopedias and texts on subjects ranging from oceanography to human health
  • Current and recent collaborations with Derriford Hospital; Royal Yachting Association; British Maritime Federation; University of Cardiff (School of Engineering); OMYA AG;  Plymouth Marine Laboratory; University of Bordeaux 1 (Geochimie et Ecotoxicologie des Metaux dans les systemes Aquatiques); University of Malta (Department of Chemistry); University of Geneva (Institute FA Morel); University of Nova Gorica (Laboratory for Environmental Research); Lead Paint Safety Association: www.lipsa.org.uk

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

  • D. Mohammed; Toxicity of metals and surfactants to freshwater macroalgae. MPhil (2017).
  • C. Levy; Study of modified calcium carbonates as active-agent slow-release and environmental clean-up agents. PhD (2016)
  • N. Vyas; Effectiveness of a closed system device in reducing occupational exposure and environmental concentrations of anticancer drugs. PhD (2014).
  • L. Holmes; Interactions of trace metals with plastics in the marine environment. PhD (2013)
  • L. Dallas; Assessing the impacts of chronic exposure of contaminants on marine organisms. PhD (2013)
  • C. M. Gribble; Surface adsorption and pore-level properties of mineral and related systems of relevance to the recycling of paper. PhD (2010)
  • L. Shams; Uptake of platinum group elements by the marine microalga, Chlorella stigmatophora. PhD (2010)
  • S. Batchelli: Multi-method characterisation of terrestrial and marine colloids in coastal waters. PhD (2010) 
  • S.J. Watts; Recovery of the Mersey Estuary from metal contamination. PhD (2004)
  • E. Mawji; Speciation and hydrophobicity of trace metals, MRes (2003)
  • Y. Dogra; Biological effects of tritium, MRes (2003)
  • T.L. Jones-Hughes; Surfactants in rivers and estuaries, PhD (2003)
  • M.S. Williams; Radionuclides in estuaries, PhD (2001)
  • S.M. Le Roux; Speciation and reactivity of metals in estuaries, PhD (2000)
  • A. Punt; Estuarine modelling of trace metals, PhD (2000)
  • M. Martino; Reactivity of nickel in estuaries, PhD (2000)
  • M.C. Rawling; Partitioning of organics micropollutants in estuaries, PhD (1999)
  • T.J. Mathews; Void structure, colloid and tracer transport properties of stratified porous media, PhD(1998)
  • T.K. Sands; Metal Reactivity in the North Sea, PhD (1997)
  • Supervisor for research projects of 60 MSc Students

 

Current PhD students

  • C. Crawford; Analytical, taxicogenomics and modelling approaches to determine the impacts of radionuclides and metals.

Research groups

  • Speciation and Environmental Analysis*

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Turner A & Filella M 2017 'Bromine in plastic consumer products - Evidence for the widespread recycling of electronic waste' Science of The Total Environment 601-602, 374-379 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Massos A & Turner A 2017 'Cadmium, lead and bromine in beached microplastics' Environ Pollut 227, 139-145 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Filella M 2017 'Field-portable-XRF reveals the ubiquity of antimony in plastic consumer products' Sci Total Environ Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A, Poon H, Taylor A & Brown MT 2017 'In situ determination of trace elements in Fucus spp. by field-portable-XRF' Science of The Total Environment 593-594, 227-235 , DOI PEARL
Turner A 2017 'In situ elemental characterisation of marine microplastics by portable XRF' Marine Pollution Bulletin Author Site , DOI PEARL
Levy CL, Matthews GP, Laudone GM, Beckett S, Turner A, Schoelkopf J & Gane PAC 2017 'Mechanism of adsorption of actives onto microporous functionalised calcium carbonate (FCC)' Adsorption 23, 603-612 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Bull A, Brown MT & Turner A 2017 'Novel use of field-portable-XRF for the direct analysis of trace elements in marine macroalgae' Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) PEARL
Turner A 2017 'TEMPORARY REMOVAL: High levels of migratable lead and cadmium on decorated drinking glassware' Science of The Total Environment , DOI PEARL
Turner A 2017 'Trace elements in fragments of fishing net and other filamentous plastic litter from two beaches in SW England' Environmental Pollution , DOI PEARL
Kearns J & Turner A 2016 'An evaluation of the toxicity and bioaccumulation of bismuth in the coastal environment using three species of macroalga' ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 208, 435-441 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Solman KR 2016 'Analysis of the elemental composition of marine litter by field-portable-XRF' Talanta 159, 262-271 , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Lau KS 2016 'Elemental concentrations and bioaccessibilities in beached plastic foam litter, with particular reference to lead in polyurethane' MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 112, (1-2) 265-270 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Vyas N, Turner A, Clark JM & Sewell GJ 2016 'Evaluation of a closed-system cytotoxic transfer device in a pharmaceutical isolator' J Oncol Pharm Pract 22, (1) 10-19 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dallas LJ, Bean TP, Turner A, Lyons BP & Jha AN 2016 'Exposure to tritiated water at an elevated temperature: Genotoxic and transcriptomic effects in marine mussels (M. galloprovincialis)' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 164, 325-336 , DOI PEARL
Turner A 2016 'Heavy metals, metalloids and other hazardous elements in marine plastic litter' Marine Pollution Bulletin , DOI PEARL
Turner A, Kearl ER & Solman KR 2016 'Lead and other toxic metals in playground paints from South West England' SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 544, 460-466 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Solman KR 2016 'Lead in exterior paints from the urban and suburban environs of Plymouth, south west England' SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 547, 132-136 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dallas LJ, Devos A, Fievet B, Turner A, Lyons BP & Jha AN 2016 'Radiation dose estimation for marine mussels following exposure to tritium: Best practice for use of the ERICA tool in ecotoxicological studies' JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY 155, 1-6 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Kearl ER & Solman KR 2016 'Response to Gottesfeld and Jacobs 2016' SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 562, 998-998 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Schäfer J, Coynel A, Turner A & Koch BP 2016 'The 13th International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium: ‘Estuaries and bays under anthropogenic pressure: past-present-future’' Marine Chemistry 185, 1-2 , DOI
Turner A & Rees A 2016 'The environmental impacts and health hazards of abandoned boats in estuaries' Regional Studies in Marine Science 6, 75-82 , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Holmes LA 2015 'Adsorption of trace metals by microplastic pellets in fresh water' Environmental Chemistry 12, (5) 600-600 , DOI
Levy CL, Matthews GP, Laudone GM, Gribble CM, Turner A, Ridgway CJ, Gerard DE, Schoelkopf J & Gane PAC 2015 'Diffusion and Tortuosity in Porous Functionalized Calcium Carbonate' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 54, (41) 9938-9947 , DOI
Turner A, Comber S, Rees AB, Gkiokas D & Solman K 2015 'Metals in boat paint fragments from slipways, repair facilities and abandoned vessels: an evaluation using field portable XRF' Talanta 131, 372-378 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Mascorda L 2015 'Particle–water interactions of platinum-based anticancer drugs in river water and estuarine water' Chemosphere 119, 415-422 , DOI
Martin F, Turner A, Wallace LM, Stanley D, Jesuthasan J & Bradbury N 2015 'Qualitative evaluation of a self-management intervention for people in the early stage of dementia' Dementia 14, (4) 418-435 , DOI
Tatsi K, Turner A, Handy RD & Shaw BJ 2015 'The acute toxicity of thallium to freshwater organisms: Implications for risk assessment' Science of The Total Environment 536, 382-390 , DOI PEARL
Dallas LJ, Di Y, Bean TP, Lyons BP, Turner A & Jha AN 2014 'Adverse outcome pathways for metal and radionuclide exposure: an ecotoxicological perspective using mussels as a sentinel organism' MUTAGENESIS 29, (6) 541-541 Author Site
Cobelo-Garcia A, Lopez-Sanchez DE, Schaefer J, Petit JCJ, Blanc G & Turner A 2014 'Behavior and fluxes of Pt in the macrotidal Gironde Estuary (SW France)' MARINE CHEMISTRY 167, 93-101 Author Site , DOI
Tatsi K & Turner A 2014 'Distributions and concentrations of thallium in surface waters of a region impacted by historical metal mining (Cornwall, UK)' Sci Total Environ 473-474, 139-146 Author Site , DOI
Hasan CK, Turner A, Readman J & Frickers T 2014 'Environmental Risks Associated with Booster Biocides Leaching from Spent Anti-Fouling Paint Particles in Coastal Environments' WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH 86, (12) 2330-2337 Author Site , DOI
Shams L, Turner A, Millward GE & Brown MT 2014 'Extra- and intra-cellular accumulation of platinum group elements by the marine microalga, Chlorella stigmatophora' Water Res 50, 432-440 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Holmes LA, Turner A & Thompson RC 2014 'Interactions between trace metals and plastic production pellets under estuarine conditions' MARINE CHEMISTRY 167, 25-32 Author Site , DOI
Rees AB, Turner A & Comber S 2014 'Metal contamination of sediment by paint peeling from abandoned boats, with particular reference to lead' Sci Total Environ 494-495, 313-319 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A 2014 'Mobilisation and bioaccessibility of lead in paint from abandoned boats' Mar Pollut Bull 89, (1-2) 35-39 Author Site , DOI
Vyas N, Yiannakis D, Turner A & Sewell GJ 2014 'Occupational exposure to anti-cancer drugs: A review of effects of new technology' J Oncol Pharm Pract 20, (4) 278-287 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Vyas N, Turner A & Sewell G 2014 'Platinum-based anticancer drugs in waste waters of a major UK hospital and predicted concentrations in recipient surface waters' Sci Total Environ 493, 324-329 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Schäfer J 2014 'Twelfth International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium — “An integrated approach to estuarine biogeochemistry”' Marine Chemistry 167, 1-1 , DOI
Shaw BJ, Ramsden CS, Turner A & Handy RD 2013 'A simplified method for determining titanium from TiO2 nanoparticles in fish tissue with a concomitant multi-element analysis' Chemosphere 92, (9) 1136-1144 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Pilsbury A 2013 'Accumulation of aqueous and dietary thallium by the marine snail, Littorina littorea' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 129, 73-76 Author Site , DOI
Li H, Turner A & Brown MT 2013 'Accumulation of Aqueous and Nanoparticulate Silver by the Marine Gastropod Littorina littorea' WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION 224, (1) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A, Turner D & Braungardt C 2013 'Biomonitoring of thallium availability in two estuaries of southwest England' Mar Pollut Bull 69, (1-2) 172-177 Author Site , DOI
Sharp A & Turner A 2013 'Concentrations and bioaccessibilities of trace elements in barbecue charcoals' J Hazard Mater 262, 620-626 Author Site , DOI
Varma R, Turner A, Brown MT & Millward GE 2013 'Metal accumulation kinetics by the estuarine macroalga, Fucus ceranoides' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 128, 33-40 , DOI PEARL
Turner A 2013 'Metal contamination of soils, sediments and dusts in the vicinity of marine leisure boat maintenance facilities' JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 13, (6) 1052-1056 Author Site , DOI
Dallas LJ, Bean TP, Turner A, Lyons BP & Jha AN 2013 'Oxidative DNA damage may not mediate Ni-induced genotoxicity in marine mussels: assessment of genotoxic biomarkers and transcriptional responses of key stress genes' Mutat Res 754, (1-2) 22-31 Author Site , DOI
Turner A 2013 'Selenium in sediments and biota from estuaries of southwest England' Mar Pollut Bull 73, (1) 192-198 Author Site , DOI
Holmes LA, Turner A & Thompson RC 2012 'Adsorption of trace metals to plastic resin pellets in the marine environment' Environ Pollut 160, (1) 42-48 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Furniss O 2012 'An evaluation of the toxicity and bioaccumulation of thallium in the coastal marine environment using the macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Mar Pollut Bull 64, (12) 2720-2724 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Hambling J 2012 'Bioaccessibility of Trace Metals in Sediment, Macroalga and Antifouling Paint to the Wild Mute Swan, Cygnus olor' WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION 223, (5) 2503-2509 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Hallett L 2012 'Bioaccessibility of Zinc in Estuarine Sediment Contaminated by Tire Wear Particles' WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION 223, (8) 4889-4894 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Sogo YSK 2012 'Concentrations and bioaccessibilities of metals in exterior urban paints' Chemosphere 86, (6) 614-618 Author Site , DOI
Anagboso MU, Turner A & Braungardt CB 2012 'Fractionation of thallium in the tamar estuary, south west England' Journal of Geochemical Exploration , DOI
Turner A, Brice D & Brown MT 2012 'Interactions of silver nanoparticles with the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Ecotoxicology 21, (1) 148-154 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Takahashi CK, Turner A, Millward GE & Glegg GA 2012 'Persistence and metallic composition of paint particles in sediments from a tidal inlet' Mar Pollut Bull 64, (1) 133-137 Author Site , DOI
Mulholland R & Turner A 2011 'Accumulation of platinum group elements by the marine gastropod Littorina littorea' Environ Pollut 159, (4) 977-982 Author Site , DOI
Easton C, Turner A & Sewell G 2011 'An evaluation of the toxicity and bioaccumulation of cisplatin in the marine environment using the macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Environ Pollut 159, (12) 3504-3508 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Varma R, Turner A & Brown MT 2011 'Bioaccumulation of metals by Fucus ceranoides in estuaries of South West England' Mar Pollut Bull 62, (11) 2557-2562 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gribble CM, Matthews GP, Turner A, Gantenbein D, Schoelkopf J & Gane PAC 2011 'Equilibrium coefficients for the adsorption of colloidal stickies onto mineral suspension particulates to improve paper recycling' NORDIC PULP & PAPER RESEARCH JOURNAL 26, (4) 421-428 Author Site
Jessop A & Turner A 2011 'Leaching of Cu and Zn from discarded boat paint particles into tap water and rain water' Chemosphere 83, (11) 1575-1580 Author Site , DOI
Degaffe FS & Turner A 2011 'Leaching of zinc from tire wear particles under simulated estuarine conditions' Chemosphere 85, (5) 738-743 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Holmes L 2011 'Occurrence, distribution and characteristics of beached plastic production pellets on the island of Malta (central Mediterranean)' Mar Pollut Bull 62, (2) 377-381 Author Site , DOI
Turner A 2011 'Oral bioaccessibility of trace metals in household dust: a review' Environ Geochem Health 33, (4) 331-341 Author Site , DOI
Gribble CM, Matthews GP, Laudone GM, Turner A, Ridgway CJ, Schoelkopf J & Gane PAC 2011 'Porometry, porosimetry, image analysis and void network modelling in the study of the pore-level properties of filters' CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE 66, (16) 3701-3709 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Law S & Turner A 2011 'Thallium in the hydrosphere of south west England' Environ Pollut 159, (12) 3484-3489 Author Site , DOI
Masakorala K, Turner A & Brown MT 2011 'Toxicity of Synthetic Surfactants to the Marine Macroalga, Ulva lactuca' WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION 218, (1-4) 283-291 Author Site , DOI
Vonlanthen S, Brown MT & Turner A 2011 'Toxicity of the amphoteric surfactant, cocamidopropyl betaine, to the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Ecotoxicology 20, (1) 202-207 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Huntingford EJ & Turner A 2011 'Trace metals in harbour and slipway sediments from the island of Malta, central Mediterranean' Mar Pollut Bull 62, (7) 1557-1561 Author Site , DOI
Gribble CM, Matthews GP, Gantenbein D, Turner A, Schoelkopf J & Gane PAC 2010 'Adsorption of surfactant-rich stickies onto mineral surfaces' J Colloid Interface Sci 352, (2) 483-490 Author Site , DOI
Parks R, Donnier-Marechal M, Frickers PE, Turner A & Readman JW 2010 'Antifouling biocides in discarded marine paint particles' Mar Pollut Bull 60, (8) 1226-1230 Author Site , DOI
Ashton K, Holmes L & Turner A 2010 'Association of metals with plastic production pellets in the marine environment' Mar Pollut Bull 60, (11) 2050-2055 Author Site , DOI
Jones DE & Turner A 2010 'Bioaccessibility and mobilisation of copper and zinc in estuarine sediment contaminated by antifouling paint particles' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 87, (3) 399-404 Author Site , DOI
Jones D & Turner A 2010 'Bioaccessibility and mobilisation of copper and zinc in estuarine sediment contaminated by antifouling paint particles' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 87, (3) 399-404
Turner A & Radford A 2010 'Bioaccessibility of trace metals in boat paint particles' Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 73, (5) 817-824 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Hefzi B 2010 'Levels and Bioaccessibilities of Metals in Dusts from an Arid Environment' WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION 210, (1-4) 483-491 Author Site , DOI
Turner A 2010 'Marine pollution from antifouling paint particles' Mar Pollut Bull 60, (2) 159-171 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Cabon A, Glegg GA & Fisher AS 2010 'Sediment–water interactions of thallium under simulated estuarine conditions' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, (23) 6779-6787 , DOI
Curtis L, Turner A, Vyas N & Sewell G 2010 'Speciation and reactivity of Cisplatin in river water and seawater' Environ Sci Technol 44, (9) 3345-3350 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Turner A & Rice L 2010 'Toxicity of tire wear particle leachate to the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Environ Pollut 158, (12) 3650-3654 Author Site , DOI
Dai M & Turner A 2009 '10th International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium - “Estuaries in a Changing World”' Marine Chemistry 117, (1-4) 1-1 , DOI
Turner A, Pollock H & Brown MT 2009 'Accumulation of Cu and Zn from antifouling paint particles by the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Environ Pollut 157, (8-9) 2314-2319 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gammon M, Turner A & Brown MT 2009 'Accumulation of Cu and Zn in discarded antifouling paint particles by the marine gastropod, Littorina littorea' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 84, (4) 447-452 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Singh N & Richards JP 2009 'Bioaccessibility of metals in soils and dusts contaminated by marine antifouling paint particles' Environ Pollut 157, (5) 1526-1532 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Millward GE & Stemp M 2009 'Distribution of tritium in estuarine waters: the role of organic matter' J Environ Radioact 100, (10) 890-895 Author Site , DOI
Singh N & Turner A 2009 'Leaching of copper and zinc from spent antifouling paint particles' Environ Pollut 157, (2) 371-376 Author Site , DOI
Holmes L & Turner A 2009 'Leaching of hydrophobic Cu and Zn from discarded marine antifouling paint residues: evidence for transchelation of metal pyrithiones' Environ Pollut 157, (12) 3440-3444 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Barrett M & Brown MT 2009 'Processing of antifouling paint particles by Mytilus edulis' Environ Pollut 157, (1) 215-220 Author Site , DOI
Singh A & Turner A 2009 'Surfactant-induced mobilisation of trace metals from estuarine sediment: implications for contaminant bioaccessibility and remediation' Environ Pollut 157, (2) 646-653 Author Site , DOI
Singh N & Turner A 2009 'Trace metals in antifouling paint particles and their heterogeneous contamination of coastal sediments' Mar Pollut Bull 58, (4) 559-564 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Le Roux SM & Millward GE 2008 'Adsorption of cadmium to iron and manganese oxides during estuarine mixing' MARINE CHEMISTRY 108, (1-2) 77-84 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Singh N & Millard L 2008 'Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of Cu and Zn in sediment contaminated by antifouling paint residues' Environ Sci Technol 42, (23) 8740-8746 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Price S 2008 'Bioaccessibility of platinum group elements in automotive catalytic converter particulates' Environ Sci Technol 42, (24) 9443-9448 Author Site , DOI
Cobelo-Garcia A, Turner A & Millward GE 2008 'Fractionation and reactivity of platinum group elements during estuarine mixing' Environ Sci Technol 42, (4) 1096-1101 Author Site
Turner A & Xu J 2008 'Influence of ionic surfactants on the flocculation and sorption of palladium and mercury in the aquatic environment' Water Res 42, (1-2) 318-326 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Pedroso SS & Brown MT 2008 'Influence of salinity and humic substances on the uptake of trace metals by the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca: Experimental observations and modelling using WHAM' MARINE CHEMISTRY 110, (3-4) 176-184 Author Site , DOI
Masakorala K, Turner A & Brown MT 2008 'Influence of synthetic surfactants on the uptake of Pd, Cd and Pb by the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Environ Pollut 156, (3) 897-904 Author Site , DOI
French B & Turner A 2008 'Mobilization, adsorption, and bioavailability of Pt and Pd in coastal sediments: the role of the polychaete, Arenicola marina' Environ Sci Technol 42, (10) 3543-3549 Author Site
Turner A 2007 'A binary aqueous component model for the sediment - Water partitioning of trace metals in natural waters' Environmental Science & Technology 41, (11) 3977-3983
Couceiro F, Tumer A & Millward GE 2007 'Adsorption and desorption kinetics of rhodium (III) and platinum (IV) in turbid suspensions: Potential tracers for sediment transport in estuarine flumes' Marine Chemistry 107, (3) 308-318
Kalman J & Turner A 2007 'An evaluation of metal bioaccessibility in estuarine sediments using the commercially available protein, bovine serum albumin' Marine Chemistry 107, (4) 486-497
Kalman J & Turner A 2007 'An evaluation of the bioaccessibility of metals in estuairne sediments using the commercially available protein, bovine serum albumin' Marine Chemistry 107, 486-497
Cobelo-Garcia A, Turner A, Millward GE & Couceiro F 2007 'Behaviour of palladium(II), platinum(IV), and rhodium(III) in artificial and natural waters: Influence of reactor surface and geochemistry on metal recovery' Analytica Chimica Acta 585, (2) 202-210
Turner A & Ip KH 2007 'Bioaccessibility of metals in dust from the indoor environment: Application of a physiologically based extraction test' Environmental Science & Technology 41, (22) 7851-7856
Turner A, Glegg G & Fitzer S 2007 'Impacts of boat paint chips on the distribution and availability of copper in an English Ria' Environmental Pollution 151, 176-181
Turner A 2007 'Particle-water interactions of platinum group elements under estuarine conditions' Marine Chemistry 103, (1-2) 103-111
Turner A & Wu KT 2007 'Removal of platinum group elements in an estuarine turbidity maximum' Marine Chemistry 107, (3) 295-307
Odjegba VJ, Brown MT & Turner A 2007 'Studies on the effects of platinum group elements on Lactuca sativa' L. American Journal of Plant Physiology 2, 183-194
Odjegba V, Brown M & Turner A 2007 'Studies on the effects of platinum group metals (PGMs) on Lactuca sativa L' Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology 146, (4) S261-S261
Turner A, Lewis MS, Shams L & Brown MT 2007 'Uptake of platinum group elements by the marine macroalga, Ulva lactuca' Marine Chemistry 105, (3-4) 271-280
Turner A, Crussell M, Millward GE, Cobelo-Garcia A & Fisher AS 2006 'Adsorption kinetics of platinum group elements in river water' Environmental Science & Technology 40, (5) 1524-1531
Jha AN, Dogra Y, Turner A & Millward GE 2006 'Are low doses of tritium genotoxic to Mytilus edulis?' Marine Environmental Research 62, S297-S300
Turner A & Simmonds L 2006 'Elemental concentrations and metal bioaccessibility in UK household dust' Science of the Total Environment 371, (1-3) 74-81
Turner A 2006 'Enzymatic mobilisation of trace metals from estuarine sediment' Marine Chemistry 98, (2-4) 140-147
Turner A & Martino M 2006 'Modelling the equilibrium speciation of nickel in the Tweed Estuary, UK: Voltammetric determinations and simulations using WHAM' Marine Chemistry 102, (3-4) 198-207
Turner A & Bishop E 2006 'Processing of the chemical components of estuarine sediment by the lugworm, Arenicola marina' Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 68, (1-2) 86-92
Turner A & Mawji E 2005 'Hydrophobicity and reactivity of trace metals in the low-salinity zone of a turbid estuary' Limnology and Oceanography 50, (3) 1011-1019
Jha AN, Dogra Y, Turner A & Millward GE 2005 'Impact of low doses of tritium on the marine mussel, Mytilus edulis: Genotoxic effects and tissue-specific bioconcentration' Mutation Research-Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 586, (1) 47-57
Turner A & Mawji E 2005 'Octanol-solubility of dissolved and particulate trace metals in contaminated rivers: implications for metal reactivity and availability' Environmental Pollution 135, (2) 235-244
Turner A & Williamson I 2005 'Octanol-water partitioning of chemical constituents in river water and treated sewage effluent' Water Research 39, (18) 4325-4334
Turner A & Williamson I 2005 'On the relationship between D-OW and K-OW in natural waters' Environmental Science & Technology 39, (22) 8719-8727
Jones-Hughes T & Turner A 2005 'Sorption of ionic surfactants to estuarine sediment and their influence on the sequestration of phenanthrene' Environmental Science & Technology 39, (6) 1688-1697
Martino M, Turner A & Nimmo M 2004 'Distribution, speciation and particle-water interactions of nickel in the Mersey Estuary, UK' Marine Chemistry 88, (3-4) 161-177
Turner A & Mawji E 2004 'Hydrophobicity and octanol-water partitioning of trace metals in natural waters' Environmental Science & Technology 38, (11) 3081-3091
Turner A, Millward GE & Le Roux SM 2004 'Significance of oxides and particulate organic matter in controlling trace metal partitioning in a contaminated estuary' Marine Chemistry 88, (3-4) 179-192
Turner A, Le Roux SM & Millward GE 2004 'Speciation and partitioning of cadmium and zinc in two contrasting estuaries: The role of hydrophobic organic matter' Limnology and Oceanography 49, (1) 11-19
Martino M, Turner A & Millward GE 2003 'Influence of organic complexation on the adsorption kinetics of nickel in river waters' Environmental Science & Technology 37, (11) 2383-2388
Turner A 2003 'Salting out of chemicals in estuaries: implications for contaminant partitioning and modelling' Science of the Total Environment 314, 599-612
Millward GE, Sands TK, Nimmo M, Turner A & Tappin AD 2002 'Nickel in the Humber plume: Influences of particle dynamics and reactivity' Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 54, (5) 821-832
Martino M, Turner A, Nimmo A & Millward GE 2002 'Resuspension, reactivity and recycling of trace metals in the Mersey Estuary, UK' Marine Chemistry 77, (2-3) 171-186
Turner A & Rawling MC 2002 'Sorption of benzo[a]pyrene to sediment contaminated by acid mine drainage: contrasting particle concentration-dependencies in river water and seawater' Water Research 36, (8) 2011-2019
Turner A & Millward GE 2002 'Suspended particles: Their role in estuarine biogeochemical cycles' Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 55, (6) 857-883
Turner A, Martino M & Le Roux SM 2002 'Trace metal distribution coefficients in the Mersey estuary, UK: Evidence for salting out of metal complexes' Environmental Science & Technology 36, (21) 4578-4584
Le Roux SM, Turner A, Millward GE, Ebdon L & Appriou P 2001 'Partitioning of mercury onto suspended sediments in estuaries' Journal of Environmental Monitoring 3, (1) 37-42
Turner A, Henon DN & Dale JLL 2001 'Pepsin-digestibility of contaminated estuarine sediments' Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 53, (5) 671-681
Turner A, Millward GE & Le Roux SM 2001 'Sediment-water partitioning of inorganic mercury in estuaries' Environmental Science & Technology 35, (23) 4648-4654
Turner A & Rawling MC 2001 'The influence of salting out on the sorption of neutral organic compounds in estuaries' Water Research 35, (18) 4379-4389
Turner A & Olsen YS 2000 'Chemical versus enzymatic digestion of contaminated estuarine sediment: Relative importance of iron and manganese oxides in controlling trace metal bioavailability' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 51, (6) 717-728 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Millward GE 2000 'Particle dynamics and trace metal reactivity in estuarine plumes' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 50, (6) 761-774 Author Site , DOI
Turner A & Rawling MC 2000 'The behaviour of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in estuaries' MARINE CHEMISTRY 68, (3) 203-217 Author Site , DOI
Turner A 2000 'Trace metal contamination in sediments from UK estuaries: An empirical evaluation of the role of hydrous iron and manganese oxides' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 50, (3) 355-371 Author Site , DOI
Turner A 1999 'Diagnosis of chemical reactivity and pollution sources from particulate trace metal distributions in estuaries' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 48, (2) 177-191 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Hyde TL & Rawling MC 1999 'Transport and retention of hydrophobic organic micropollutants in estuaries: Implications of the particle concentration effect' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 49, (5) 733-746 Author Site , DOI
Rawling MC, Turner A & Tyler AO 1998 'Particle–water interactions of 2,2′,5,5′-tetrachlorobiphenyl under simulated estuarine conditions' Marine Chemistry 61, (3-4) 115-126 , DOI
Turner A, Nimmo M & Thuresson KA 1998 'Speciation and sorptive behaviour of nickel in an organic-rich estuary (Beaulieu, UK)' MARINE CHEMISTRY 63, (1-2) 105-118 Author Site , DOI
Millward GE, Allen JI, Morris AW & Turner A 1996 'Distributions and fluxes of non-detrital particulate Fe,Mn,Cu,Zn in the Humber coastal zone, UK' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 16, (7) 967-993 Author Site , DOI
Ng B, Turner A, Tyler AO, Falconer RA & Millward GE 1996 'Modelling contaminant geochemistry in estuaries' WATER RESEARCH 30, (1) 63-74 Author Site , DOI
Thuresson AK, Turner A, Nimmo M & OHare TJ 1996 'The influence of changing environmental conditions on the partitioning of nickel in rivers and estuaries: A comparison between predicted results and field data' ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 211, 58-GEOC Author Site
Turner A 1996 'Trace metal partition coefficients in estuaries: Modelling the effects of salinity, particle concentration and particle character' ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 211, 117-GEOC Author Site
Turner A 1996 'Trace-metal partitioning in estuaries: Importance of salinity and particle concentration' MARINE CHEMISTRY 54, (1-2) 27-39 Author Site , DOI
TURNER A & MILLWARD GE 1994 'PARTITIONING OF TRACE-METALS IN A MACROTIDAL ESTUARY - IMPLICATIONS FOR CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT MODELS' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 39, (1) 45-58 Author Site , DOI
TYLER AO, MILLWARD GE, JONES PH & TURNER A 1994 'POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZO-PARA-DIOXINS AND POLYCHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS IN SEDIMENTS FROM UK ESTUARIES' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 39, (1) 1-13 Author Site , DOI
TURNER A, MILLWARD GE & TYLER AO 1994 'THE DISTRIBUTION AND CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION OF PARTICLES IN A MACROTIDAL ESTUARY' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 38, (1) 1-17 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Millward GE, Bale AJ & Morris AW 1993 'Application of the KD Concept to the Study of Trace Metal Removal and Desorption During Estuarine Mixing' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 36, (1) 1-13 , DOI
BURTON JD, ALTHAUS M, MILLWARD GE, MORRIS AW, STATHAM PJ, TAPPIN AD & TURNER A 1993 'PROCESSES INFLUENCING THE FATE OF TRACE-METALS IN THE NORTH-SEA' PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 343, (1669) 557-568 Author Site , DOI
TURNER A, MILLWARD GE, BALE AJ & MORRIS AW 1992 'THE SOLID-SOLUTION PARTITIONING OF TRACE-METALS IN THE SOUTHERN NORTH-SEA - INSITU RADIOCHEMICAL EXPERIMENTS' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 12, (11) 1311-1329 Author Site , DOI
TURNER A, MILLWARD GE, SCHUCHARDT B, SCHIRMER M & PRANGE A 1992 'TRACE-METAL DISTRIBUTION COEFFICIENTS IN THE WESER ESTUARY (GERMANY)' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 12, (11) 1277-1292 Author Site , DOI
Turner A, Millward GE & Morris AW 1991 'Particulate metals in five major North Sea estuaries' Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 32, (4) 325-346 , DOI
Letters
Turner A & Glegg G 2014 'TBT-based antifouling paints remain on sale' Mar Pollut Bull 88, (1-2) 398-400 Author Site , DOI
Chapters
Millward GE & Turner A 2010 'Metal Pollution' Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences 768-775 , DOI
Millward GE & Turner A 2001 'Metal pollution' in Steele J; Thorpe S; Turekian K Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences 1730-1737
Conference Papers
Couceiro F, Rauen W, Millward GE, Lin B, Turner A & Falconer R 2009 'Transport and reactivity of nickel in estuarine sediments: Results from a high capacity flume' 71-76 , DOI
Couceiro F, Turner A & Millward GE 2007 'Adsorption and desorption kinetics of rhodium (III) and platinum (IV) in turbid suspensions: Potential tracers for sediment transport in estuarine flumes' 308-318 , DOI
MILLWARD GE, TURNER A, GLASSON DR & GLEGG GA 1990 'INTRA-ESTUARINE AND INTER-ESTUARINE VARIABILITY OF PARTICLE MICROSTRUCTURE' 289-300 , DOI
Gribble CM, Matthews GP, Turner A, Gantenbein D, Schoelkopf J & Gane PAC 0 'A model description of adsorption of surfactant-rich stickies onto hydrophobic mineral surfaces' 7th International Paper and Coating Chemistry Symposium McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 10/06/2009 12/06/2009

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The Sun

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Buzz Bournemouth

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Accident Advice

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News24

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EnvironmentAnalyst

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Deccan Chronicle

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Yeovil Express

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Med India

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Tech Times

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Lab Go

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Parent Herald

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Much Gossip

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Healng

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Health Medicine Network

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Press Reader

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South China Morning Post

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