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I define myself as a soil chemist, with specific expertise in the subject area of environmental geochemistry.
I have significant experience in the application of new environmental chemistry techniques (analytical and technology-based) to current science and technology problems. A key focus of my research is the use of plants to extract, degrade or immobilise contaminants in soil. My research has been dominated by attention to trace elements, but extends to organic contaminants. Underpinning my research is a quest to understand the flux of contaminants within the soil-plant-animal biogeochemical system.
Gold biogeochemistry and phytomining
Artisanal and small-scale mining
Rehabilitation of degreded soils
Resource Development and Management
Field of research codes
Earth Sciences (040000):
Environmental Impact Assessment (050204): Environmental Management (050205): Environmental Monitoring (050206): Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation) (050207): Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) (050304): Soil Sciences (050300)
Phytoremediation, phytomining, environmental risk assessment, environmental geochemistry