Long range toxic metal pollution in Australia and the Southern Ocean

  • Schneider, Larissa (Primary Investigator)
  • Griffiths, Alan (Co-Investigator)
  • Haberle, Simon (Co-Investigator)
  • Saunders, Krystyna M. (Co-Investigator)
  • Sun, Ruoyu (Co-Investigator)

    Project Details


    This ARC DP22 project aims to investigate how environmental change and human activities since industrialisation have impacted toxic metal transport and deposition on the south coast of Australia, Tasmania and Southern Ocean islands. Led by ANU, there is an MIA with the other parties: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, British Antarctic Survey and Tianjin University, China. This project expects to fill gaps in understanding of the global mercury cycle using a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary methodology including the role of sea salt aerosols and hemispheric-scale wind patterns . Anticipated outcomes involve a novel palaeo-atmospheric model that can be applied in other parts of the world. This should provide significant benefits, such as science-based evidence to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury and guide new regulations to reduce environmental/health risks from metal pollution.
    Effective start/end date23/12/2223/12/25


    • Australian National University (ANU): A$48,352.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$425,259.00


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