Sonia Grocke

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Two synthetic pyrethroid pesticides, α-cypermethrin and deltamethrin were investigated as potential toxic contaminants. The acute and chronic bioassays were conducted using Ceriodaphnia dubia. The toxicity of α-cypermethrin and deltamethrin to C. dubia increased with increasing concentrations and exposure time. C. dubia was three times more sensitive to(More)
Toxicity of six pesticides (carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin, dimethoate, diuron and fenarimol) to the freshwater shrimp, Paratya australiensis was assessed after 96 h exposures. Of the six pesticides tested, alpha cypermethrin was the most toxic to the shrimp followed by chlorpyrifos, carbaryl, dimethoate, fenarimol and diuron. Regression methods for(More)
Earlier studies had shown significant differences in sorption of nine pesticides in soils collected from two landuses (native vegetation and market gardens), which could not be explained on the basis of organic carbon content alone. Consequently it was hypothesised that the differences in sorption behaviour between the two landuses may be due to variation(More)
A decrease in flow from the iconic travertine mound springs of the Great Artesian Basin in South Australia has led to the oxidation of hypersulfidic soils and extreme soil acidification, impacting their unique groundwater dependent ecosystems. The build-up of pyrite in these systems occurred over millennia by the discharge of deep artesian(More)
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