2017 CAPIM Research Summit

This full-day annual event provides an opportunity for water experts from academia and industry to be informed about the latest research on aquatic pollution and its impact on the environment.

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Kathryn Hassell presenting on on the bioaccumulation of PFAS in blue spot gobies.
Blue spot goby. Photo: Kathryn Hassell.



Developing standard toxicity tests using Austrochiltonia subtenuis by Hung Vu, CAPIM
Ecological activities, effects, and biomonitoring of microplastics on Australian glass shrimp Paratya australiensis by Bingxu Nan, CAPIM
Seafood safety during cyanobacterial blooms by Dr Jackie Myers, CAPIM (slides not available)
Dietary bioaccumulation of per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) in a small estuarine fish, the blue spot goby (Pseudogobius sp.) by Dr Kath Hassell, CAPIM


Macroinvertebrate responses to environmental water by Dr Kallie Townsend, CAPIM
Can stormwater wetlands function as ecological traps for frogs? By Michael Sievers, School of Biosciences
Investigating Potamopyrgus antipodarium as suitable test species for ecotoxicology testing of surface water by Maita Subba, CAPIM


Lead bioaccumulation in the flathead gudgeon (Philypnodon grandiceps) following dietary exposure to a contaminated food source by Sarah McDonald, CAPIM
Development of a new type of polymer inclusions membrane (PIM) with faster metal extraction capability and better stability by Bosirul Hoque, School of Chemistry
Using metabolomics to measure the early effects of pollution on estuarine worms by Georgia Sinclair, CAPIM
Sediment microbial communities of Port Phillip Bay and the nitrogen cycle by Alexis Marshall, Latrobe University (slides not available)
Environmental metabolomics provides insights into physiological responses of southern sand flathead in Port Phillip Bay by Dr Sara Long, CAPIM


Nutrients and pesticide mixtures and their implications for ecotoxicology by Molly Hoak, CAPIM
A GIS-Based Groundwater Risk Assessment for Atrazine in the Volcanic Plain’s Aquifer – 20 years of Canola Cropping in Victoria, Australia by Adrian Ixcoatl Cervantes Servin, CAPIM
Back to the basics: understanding the limitations of sediment bioassays when part of toxicity identification evaluation procedures by Tyler Mehler, CAPIM.