Position

PhD Candidate

Contact Details

Phone: +61 (0)7 4753 4157

Postal:
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No 3
Townsville
QLD 4810
Australia
Email: p.mercurio@uq.edu.au

Research Project

The degradation and toxicity of herbicides in the tropical marine environment.

The aims of the project are to determine:

  • Aerobic degradation of select herbicides utilising incubation experiments at varying temperature and light regimes;
  • Aerobic degradation and fate of select herbicides using outdoor mesocosm experiments;
  • Toxicity and sub-lethal stress response of marine microalgae to select herbicides; and
  • Fate of selected herbicides in the marine environment.

 

Supervisors

Professor Jochen F. Muller - The University of Queensland
Dr Andrew Negri - Australian Institute of Marine Science