Publications

Publications

2017

  1. Harvey, P.J., Rouillon, M., Dong, C., Ettler, V., Handley, H.K., Taylor, M.P., Tyson, E., Tennant, P., Telfer, V., Trinh, R. 2017 (in press). Geochemical sources, forms and phases of soil contamination in an industrial city. Science of the Total Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.053.
  2. Wilson, S.P. and Verlis, K.M (2017). The Ugly face of tourism: marine debris pollution linked to visitation in the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 117, 239-246.
  3. Karami, A., Groman, D.B, Wilson, S.P., Ismail, P., Neela, V.K. (2017). Biomarker responses in zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae exposed to pristine low-density polyethylene fragments. Environmental Pollution 223, 466-475.

2016

  1. Ericson, B., Landrigan, P., Taylor, M.P., Frostad, J., Caravanos, J., Keith, J., Fuller, R. in press (accepted 31 October 2016). The Global Burden of Lead Toxicity Attributable to Informal Used Lead-Acid Battery (ULAB) Sites. Annals of Global Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2016.10.009,
  2. Harvey, P.J., Handley, H., Taylor M.P. 2016. Widespread copper and lead contamination of household drinking water, New South Wales, Australia. Environmental Research, 151, 275–285.
  3. Harvey, P.J., Taylor, M.P., Grant-Vest, S., Kristensen, L.J., Rouillon, M., Wu, L., Handley, H.K. 2016. Evaluation and Assessment of the efficacy of an abatement strategy in a former lead smelter community, Boolaroo, Australia. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 38(4), 941-954.
  4. Isley, C.F., Nelson, P.F., Taylor, M.P. 2016. Managing air quality in Suva, Fiji. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 5(4), 242-254.
  5. Isley, C.F., Nelson, P.F., Taylor, M.P. et al. 2016 (in press). PM2.5 and aerosol black carbon in Suva, Fiji. Atmospheric Environment.
  6. Kristensen, L.J., Taylor, M.P., Evans, A.J. 2016. Reply to Gulson’s comments on: Tracing changes in atmospheric sources of lead contamination using lead isotopic compositions in Australian red wine. Chemosphere, http://dx.doi.org/10. 1016/ j. chemosphere. 2016. 08. 033.
  7. Kristensen, L.J., Taylor, M.P., Evans, A.J. 2016. Tracing changes in atmospheric sources of lead contamination using lead isotopic compositions in red wine. Chemosphere, 154, 40-47.
  8. Kristensen, L.J., Taylor, M.P. 2016. Unravelling a ‘miner’s myth’ that environmental contamination in mining towns is naturally occurring. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 38(4), 1015-1027.
  9. Rouillon, M., Harvey, P.J., Kristensen, L.J., George, S.G., Taylor, M.P. 2016 (accepted 6 Nov 2016). VegeSafe: a community science program measuring soil-metal contamination, evaluating risk and providing advice for safe gardening. Environmental Pollution. http://dx.doi.org/10. 1016/ j. envpol. 2016. 11. 024.
  10. Rouillon, M., Taylor, M.P. 2016. Can field portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) produce high quality data for application in environmental contamination research? Environmental Pollution, 214, 255-264.
  11. Taylor, M.P., Forbes, M., Opeskin, B., Parr, N., Lanphear, B.P. 2016. The relationship between atmospheric lead emissions and aggressive crime: an ecological study. Environmental Health, 15:23, DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0122-3.
  12. Wu, L., Taylor, M.P., Handley, H., Gulson, B.L. 2016. Insights into past atmospheric lead emissions using lead concentrations and isotope compositions in historic lichens and fungi (1852-2008) from central and southern Victoria, Australia. Atmospheric Environment, 139, 46-55.
  13. Wu, L., Taylor, M.P., Handley, H., Wu, M. 2016. Reconstruction of Australian historic atmospheric depositions using lead isotopic compositions of archival lichen and fungi. Environmental Pollution, 208, 678-687.
  14. Youn, J.S.; Csavina, J; Rine, K., Shingler, T., Taylor, M.P. Sáez, A.E; Betterton, E., Sorooshian, A. 2016. Hygroscopic Properties and Respiratory System Deposition Behavior of Particulate Matter Emitted By Mining and Smelting Operations. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03621
  15. C Lanctôt, SP Wilson, L Fabbro, FDL Leusch, SD Melvin (2016) Comparative sensitivity of aquatic invertebrate and vertebrate species to wastewater from an operational coal mine in central Queensland, Australia. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 129, 1-9.
  16. Chantal Lanctot, William Bennett, Scott Wilson, Larelle Fabbro, Frederic D Leusch, Steven D Melvin. (2016) Behaviour, development and metal accumulation in striped marsh frog tadpoles (Limnodynastes peronii) exposed to coal mine wastewater. Aquatic Toxicology 173, 218-227.
  17. Chantal Lanctot, Steven D Melvin, Larelle Fabbro, Frederic D Leusch, Scott Wilson. (2016) Effects of coal mine wastewater on locomotor and non-locomotor activities of empire gudgeons (Hypseleotris compressa). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 127, 36-42.
  18. Chantal Lanctot, Steven D Melvin, Frederic D Leusch, Scott Wilson, Larelle Fabbro. (2016) Locomotor and behavioural responses of empire gudgeons (Hypseleotris compressa) exposed to coal mine wastewater. Chemosphere. 144,1560-1566.

Book chapters/major reports

  1. Sullivan, M. and Taylor, M.P. 2016. Tracking Down and Using Grey Literature. In: Lee, K. and Hawkins, B. (eds) Researching Corporations and Global Health Governance — An Interdisciplinary Guide. Rowman & Littlefield, London, pp. 241–251.
  2. Taylor, M.P. and George, S.G. 2016. Examples of Failures to Regulate Mining and Smelting Emissions and Their Consequent Effects on Human Health Outcomes. In: Kenworthy, N., MacKenzie, R., Lee, K. (eds), Case Studies on Corporations and Global Health Governance, Rowman & Littlefield, London, pp. 53–70.
  3. Taylor, M.P. and Cosenza, I. 2016. Stage Two of Review of the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority’s (NSW EPA) Management of Contaminated Sites—the NSW EPA’s past and future management of PFOS/PFOA, pp. 90. Available at: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/MediaInformation/taylor-report-williamtown.htm (accessed 6 June 2016).
  4. Taylor, M.P. and Cosenza, I. 2015. Stage One of Review of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Management of Contaminated Sites. Report for the NSW Minister for the Environment, pp. 28. Available at: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/MediaInformation/taylor-report-williamtown.htm (accessed 6 June 2016). 

Other research-related output

Conference papers, invited newspapers opinion pieces, magazines, electronic media, etc.

  1. Taylor, M.P. and Kristensen L.K. 2016. The Miner’s Myth. Australasian Science. November, p. 39.
  2. Taylor, M.P. and Cosenza, I. 2016. A Toxic Legacy from Firefighting Foams. Australasian Science.
  3. Wilson, S.P. and Verlis, K.M. (2016). Taking the lead on litter: Findings from baseline litter surveys. Report to QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Burnett Mary Regional Group. 42pp.
  4. Wilson, S.P. and Verlis, K.M. (2016). Addition of litter volume calculations to the NSW Local Litter Check. Report to NSW EPA. 13 pp.
  5. Wilson, S.P. (2016). Review of litter and marine debris in the Burnett Mary region, QLD. Report to QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Burnett Mary Regional Group. 33pp.
  6. Wilson, S.P. and Verlis, K.M. (2016). Review of degradable plastic bags. Report toNSW Environment Protection Authority. 64 pp.
  7. Wilson, S.P.  & Verlis, K. (2016) The Gladstone Region T-Angler Bin Programme, a successful community engagement in litter reduction at source. NSW Litter Congress Green Paper. Sydney, Keep NSW Beautiful. 5pp.

Research grants/financial support obtained

  • Wilson, S.P. 2017.  NSW EPA (with Take 3 and ARDT). Engaging communities in the assessment and removal of litter in NSW, a citizen science approach.
  • Wilson, S.P. 2017. Lake Macquarie Council (with Dr K. Tomkins). Identifying hotspots and sources of in-stream litter and micro-plastics in Lake Macquarie catchments.
  • Wilson, S.P. 2017. IRCP Criobe. Are coral reefs around French Polynesia at risk from marine debris pollution?
  • Taylor, M.P. 2016. Supplementary PhD research support for Chenyin Dong. NSW Environment Protection Authority.
  • Wilson, S.P. 2016. NSW EPA. Litter volume calculations for the NSW Local Litter Check methodology.
  • Wilson, S.P. 2016. QLD EHP (with Burnett Mary Regional Group). Taking the lead on litter in the Burnett Mary Region.
  • Wilson, S.P. 2016. NSW EPA. Review of alternative plastic bags.
  • Taylor, M.P. 2015. Donation to Macquarie University for the VegeSafe program (2 years support) – private donor.

Peer esteem works (paid commissioned expert advice, consultancy works and pro bono reports)

  • Taylor, M.P. 2016. Expert advice on water and Ranger Mine closure – for Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (12 month contract).
  • Taylor, M.P. 2015. Review of NSW EPA’s management of contaminated sites (appointed by NSW Minister for the Environment).
  • Taylor, M.P. 2016. Lead contamination and potential exposure risks—Youthtown, Auckland, New Zealand – for Youthtown, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 40.
  • Taylor, M.P. 2016. Expert Witness Report. Body v Mount Isa Mines Ltd & Ors (Supreme Court of Queensland Proceeding No 1247/11) – for Slater and Gordon Lawyers, pp. 28.
  • George, S.G. and Taylor, M.P. 2016. Off-site impacts from Maules Creek Mine operations (NSW) – for Murphy and Leitch families, Maules Creek, pp. 18.

Invited keynote speaker Goldschmidt 2016 (Japan):

American Geophysical Union 2016 – session convenor:

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Asia Pacific 2016 conference

  • Wilson, S.P. (2016) Working towards a comprehensive micro-plastic pollution assessment scheme. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Asia Pacific 2016 conference, September 16-19, National University of Singapore.

Keep NSW Beautiful Litter Congress

  • Wilson, S.P.  & Verlis, K. (2016) The Gladstone Region T-Angler Bin Programme, a successful community engagement in litter reduction at source. Keep NSW Beautiful Litter Congress 31st August – 1st September Sydney, NSW.
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