Sharyn A Gale

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The sensitivities of juvenile and adult amphipods to metals (Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn) in whole sediment and water-only exposures were compared using a newly developed acute test with the estuarine species Melita plumulosa. Endpoints included survival and bioaccumulation in adults, and survival and growth (body length) in juveniles over 96 h water-only and 10(More)
This study investigates the mechanisms of copper tolerance of a population of black-banded rainbowfish (Melanotaenia nigrans) (Richardson). The population has been exposed to elevated copper concentrations for over 40 years, due to leachate from the Rum Jungle uranium/copper mine. At the time of collection the 96 h EC(50) of exposed [E] fish was 8.3 times(More)
The present study describes the development of a 42-d chronic sublethal sediment toxicity test using the estuarine amphipod Melita plumulosa (Zeilder). This test was shown to predict the toxicity of metal-contaminated sediments previously found to adversely affect benthic community structure. Metals initially were tested individually by spiking reference(More)
In Australia, the collection of estuarine invertebrates from the field for whole-sediment toxicity tests is hindered because of temporal variability in their population densities and distributions. The present study aimed to develop culturing procedures for Melita plumulosa (Zeidler), an epibenthic and intertidal, deposit-feeding amphipod that is native to(More)
Surface complexation of phosphate to aluminum oxyhydroxides can alter surface reactivity depending on the time-scale and mode of attachment. The effects of phosphate adsorption on reactivity of boehmite (γ-AlOOH) particles were investigated using ion-probe flow adsorption microcalorimetry (ipFAMC). Consistent with previous studies on adsorption energetics,(More)
The sensitivities of eight benthic amphipods, Chaetocorophium cf. lucasi, Corophium colo, Grandidierella japonica, Hyale crassicornis, Hyale longicornis, Melita awa, Melita matilda and Melita plumulosa, to copper and zinc in water-only and whole-sediment toxicity tests were compared. Whole-sediment tests used copper- (1300 mg/kg) and zinc- (4000 mg/kg)(More)
The measurement of vertical gas diffusivity and permeability of compacted municipal solid waste (MSW) using an analytical gas flow and transport model was evaluated. A series of pressure transducers were buried in a MSW landfill and in situ pressures were modelled using an algorithm that predicts soil-gas pressures based on field-measured barometric(More)
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