2016 Research Summit

CAPIM's Research Summit is an annual event showcasing CAPIM's latest research on aquatic pollution and its impact on the environment.
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Timothy Coggan presenting on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Guests mingling in the Bio 21 Institute Atrium.

Presentations

SESSION 1

Multilevel Responses to Copper Toxicity – Linking Field Community Impacts with Laboratory-Bred Organism Responses by Dr Katy Jeppe (CAPIM)
Development of Whole-Sediment Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) Techniques for Use in Australia
by Tyler Mehler (CAPIM)
Pesticide Pollution from Agriculture in Groundwater Dependent Wetlands
by Adrian Cervantes (CAPIM, Infrastructure Engineering)
Using Metabolomics to Measure the Levels of Stress Worms Experience in Estuaries by Georgia Sinclair(CAPIM)

SESSION 2

The Effects of Phosphate on Energy Reserves in Chironomus tepperi by Molly Hoak(CAPIM)
The Role of Microplastics in the Bioaccumulation of POPs
by Dr Bradley Clarke (RMIT)
Paratya australiensis: Their Use as a Bioindicator of Impairment in Freshwater Streams
by Dr Claudette Kellar (CAPIM)

SESSION 3

Passive Samplers can Predict Stream Loads of Pharmaceuticals, Drugs and Pesticides Including Glyphosate - a Yarra Valley Case Study
by Dr Gavin Rose (CAPIM)
Fate, Behaviour and Ecological Impact of WWTP Derived Fluorinated Surfactants by Timothy Coggan (RMIT)
Influence of Land Use on the Accumulation Of Microplastics In Urban Wetlands, by Hsuan-Cheng Lu(CAPIM)
Understanding the Western Port Environment: Identification, Effects and Management of Toxicants
Dr Jackie Myers (CAPIM)
Trace Organic Contaminants in Urban Wetlands in Melbourne Assessed By in Vitro Transactivation Assays
Dr Mayumi Allinson (CAPIM)

SESSION 4

Does Organic Decomposition Indicate Functional Stream Health?
by Hung Vu (CAPIM)
Effect of Temperature Changes and EDCs on Reproductive Activity of Japanese Common Goby (Acanthogobius flavimanus)
by Jing Song (Deakin/Nagasaki University)
Why investigate sediments when assessing aquatic ecosystems?
by Dr Dave Sharley (CAPIM)