Carolyn Oldham

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BACKGROUND Soluble silica, a ubiquitous component of the diet, may be the natural ligand for dietary aluminum and may prevent its accumulation and toxicity in animals. However, previous studies on the inhibition of aluminum absorption and toxicity by soluble silica have produced conflicting results. We recently identified a soluble silica polymer,(More)
The toxicity of heavy metals to biota in urban catchments has been regarded as a very important non-point source pollution issue. Numerous studies on heavy metal pollution in urban receiving waters have found that metal transport by surface runoff is closely correlated to the partitioning of the metal forms between dissolved and particulate phases, where(More)
Horizontal exchange flows driven by destabilising buoyancy fluxes through the surface waters of lakes and coastal regions of oceans are important in understanding the transport of nutrients, micro-organisms and pollutants from littoral to pelagic zones. Our interest here is in the discharge flow driven by cooling or destabilising forcing at the water(More)
Oxic resuspension occurs regularly in shallow lakes, yet its role as a mechanism for contaminant remobilization remains ill defined. This study investigated contaminant remobilization during sediment resuspension and determined whether changes in contaminant sediment partitioning reflected the mechanisms controlling remobilization. Arsenic-contaminated(More)
Flux pathways are investigated for a wetland system comprised of a river flowing through two shallow forebays and then entering the main basin of a lake. The hydrodynamic exchanges between these three components influence the fate and transport of heavy metals in the system. During non-storm summer flows the river plume, comprised of river water and(More)
Using multi-tracer inference to move beyond single-catchment ecohydrology Benjamin W. Abbott ⁎, Viktor Baranov , Clara Mendoza-Lera , Myrto Nikolakopoulou , Astrid Harjung , Tamara Kolbe , Mukundh N. Balasubramanian , Timothy N. Vaessen , Francesco Ciocca , Audrey Campeau , Marcus B. Wallin , Paul Romeijn , Marta Antonelli , José Gonçalves , Thibault Datry(More)
The overestimation of orthophosphate by filterable reactive phosphorus (FRP) measurement techniques has long been accepted. The aim of this study was to quantify that overestimation in 17 wetlands over time. Specifically an ultrafiltration technique was used prior to the application of the molybdenum blue phosphorus detection method to quantify(More)
We investigated the microbial community compositions in two sediment samples from the acidic (pH ∼3) and hypersaline (>4.5% NaCl) surface waters, which are widespread in Western Australia. In West Dalyup River, large amounts of NaCl, Fe(II) and sulfate are brought by the groundwater into the surface run-off. The presence of K-jarosite and schwertmannite(More)
Among different Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) options, constructed wetlands (CWs) are widely used to protect and support downstream urban waterways from stormwater nutrients. This analysis assessed the nutrient attenuation ability of a novel CW in Western Australia that combined multiple alternating surface flow (SF) and laterite-based subsurface flow(More)
Single-crystal structural characterizations confirm the existence of the unusual 1 : 4 copper(I) halide : unidentate ligand adducts [Cu(CNt-Bu)4]X for X = Cl, Br (two forms), I (the chloride and one form of the bromide being solvated) with crystal packing dominated by stacks of interleaving cations. Cu-C range between 1.941(2) and 1.972(4) A. The structure(More)