Scientific Publications

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Some of our reports and publications on biowaste are available online for free or by subscribing to a journal. Alternatively, you can contact the author about obtaining a copy.

 2016

Research Reports 

  • Ataria, J., Baker, V., Goven, J., Langer, E.R, Leckie, A., Ross, M., Horswell, J. (2015). Tapu to Noa - Māori cultural views on biowastes management: a focus on biosolids. Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research Report No. 16-01. March 2016.
  • Baker, V., Ataria, J., Goven, J., Langer, E. R., Leckie, A., Hill, P., Lowe, H., Horswell, J. (2016). The CIBR Community Engagement Framework. Report for local government staff, engineers and consultants in the waste and wastewater sector. CIBR Report No. 16-02.
  • Coral sands research report for NZ High Commission – Kiribati under a contract from MFAT. 2015. Prepared by Bronwyn Humphries and Louise Weaver. Peer reviewed by Jan Gregor (ESR).
  • Simcock R, 2015. Depressing statistics and positive research. Whakamarama: Science News. Friday 11 Sept, (Whakamarama is the Landcare Research internal newsletter).
  • Stewart, M, Northcott, G, Gaw, S and Tremblay, LA (2016). An update on emerging organic contaminants of concern for New Zealand with guidance on monitoring approaches for councils. Prepared by Streamlined Environmental Ltd, Northcott Research Consultants Ltd, University of Canterbury, Cawthron Institute and the University of Auckland for Auckland Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Environment Canterbury Regional Council. Auckland Council technical report, TR2016/006. Published on the Auckland Council website: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/reports/technicalpublications/Pages/technicalreports2016.aspx and on Knowledge Auckland http://www.knowledgeauckland.org.nz/publication/show/1170

Journal articles 

  • Al Mamun S, Chanson G, Muliadi, Benyas E, Aktar M, Lehto N, McDowell R, Cavanagh J, Kellermann J, Clucas L, Robinson BH (2016). Municipal composts reduce the transfer of Cd from soil to vegetables. Environmental Pollution. In press doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.01.072
  • Alma Siggins, Vanessa Burton, Craig Ross, Hamish Lowe, Jacqui Horswell. (2016) Effects of long-term greywater disposal on soil: a case study. Sci.Tot. Environ. 557-558, 627-635.
  • Argyle PA, Harwood DT, Rhodes LL, Champeau O, Tremblay LA. Toxicity assessment of the marine epiphytic dinoflagellates Ostreopsis and Gambierdiscus from New Zealand and the Pacific using sea urchin fertilization and development and fish embryo toxicity bioassays. In press New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research.
  • Burbery L, Weaver L, Humphries B, Gregor J. Efficacy of Coral Sand for Removal of and Bacteriophage under Saturated Flow Conditions. Journal of Environmental Quality 2015; 44: 1384-1391. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.01.0044
  • Chai, R. S, Huang, L D, Li, L L, Gielen, G J H, Wang, H, Zhang, Y S. 2016. Degradation of tetracyclines in pig manure by composting with rice straw. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13(254). doi:doi:10.3390/ijerph13030254.
  • Dharini Paramashivama, D., Clough, T.J., Carlton, A., Gougha, K., Dickinson, N. Horswell, J., Sherlock, R.R., Clucas, L. and Robinson, B. H. 2015. The effect of lignite on nitrogen mobility in a low-fertility soil amended with biosolids and urea. Science of the Total Environment 543 (2016) 601–608
  • Gielen, G J H, Van Schaik, A, Northcott, G, Horswell, J. 2016. Effect of copper and zinc on microbial tolerance to triclosan in two soil types. Journal of Soils and Sediments (), 1-16. doi:DOI: 10.1007/s11368-016-1389-2.
  • Goven, J., Langer E.R., Baker, V., Ataria, J., Leckie, A. (2015) A transdisciplinary approach to local waste management in New Zealand: addressing interrelated challenges through indigenous partnership, Futures 73: 22-36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2015.07.011
  • Hamilton LA, Tremblay LA, Northcott GL, Boake M, Lim RP. The impact of variations of influent loading on the efficacy of an advanced tertiary sewage treatment plant to remove endocrine disrupting chemicals. In press in Science of the Total Environment.
  • Jürgen Esperschütz, Obed Lense, Craig Anderson, Simon Bulman, Jacqui Horswell, Nicholas Dickinson and Brett Robinson. Biowaste mixtures affecting the growth 1 and elemental composition of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) J. Environ. Qual. Accepted Paper, posted 01/04/2016. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.09.0459
  • Paramashivam D, Clough TJ, Dickinson NM, Horswell J, Lense O, Clucas L, Robinson BH (2016). Effect of pine waste and pine biochar on nitrogen mobility in biosolids. Journal of Environmental Quality 45, 360-367.
  • Prosser, J.A. Woods, R.R. Horswell, and Robinson B.H.(2016). The potential in-situ antimicrobial ability of Myrtaceae plant species on pathogens in soil. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00380717
  •  Xue, J., Kimberley, M. O., Ross, C., Gielen, G., Tremblay, L. A., Champeau, O., Horswell, J., Wang, H. 2015. Ecological impacts of long-term application of biosolids to a radiata pine plantation. Science of The Total Environment, 530–531(0), 233-240.
  • doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.096.
  • Y Feng , C Wei, W Zhang, Y Liu, Z Li , H Hu, J Xue, M Davis 2016. A simple and economic method for simultaneous determination of eleven antibiotics in manure by solid phase extraction and high performance liquid chromatography. Accepted by Journal of Soils and Sediments. Sidney No 57183
  • Yang, H.; Li, Z.J.; Long, J.; Hu, H.Y.; Liang, Y.C.; Xue, J.M.; Davis, M.; He, W.X. 2015. Prediction models for transfer of arsenic from soil to corn grain (Zea mays L.). Environmental Science and Pollution Research (In press).

Conference Papers

  • Baker, V., Horswell, J., Langer, E.R., Hill, P., Ataria, J., Leckie, A., Goven, J., Lowe, H. 2015. Enhancing beneficial re-use of biosolids: A practical framework to guide community engagement. Extended abstract published in NZ Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference proceedings, “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16-18 March 2016, Gisborne.
  • Boyte, S., Anderson, C., Itjeshorst, N., Lucinsky, B and Horswell, J. 2016. Vermicomposting biosolids and plasterboard in Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16th - 18th March, Gisborne.
  • Boyte, S., Quaife, S., Horswell, J. and Siggins, A. (2016) Survival of Escherichia coli in garden mulches. Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16th - 18th March, Gisborne.
  • Cavanagh, JE, Tremblay L., Northcott, G., Trought K, Mitchell C 2015. The biological response associated with biosolids and biosolid contaminants. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference 25-28 August, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Champeau O*, Bowater J, Cylinder D, Weber P, Tremblay LA. Mitigation of thallium toxicity. A talk presented at the SETAC-Australasia Conference, Nelson, 25-28 August.
  • Cheah J, Hannah M, Simcock R 2015: Development of a rapid biofiltration media using local materials. 9th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference. 19th-23rd October 2105, Sydney, Australia. WSUD ISBN 978-1-922107-67-1 (oral presentation and Peer reviewed paper).
  • Gielen, G., Northcott, G., Dennis, M., 2015. Testing ecotoxicity of sewage-derived contaminants in soil. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference 25-28 August, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Horswell, J., Boyte S., Park J., Timbs R., Wilson D., Nielson., S, Farmer R., Williamson P., Turnpenny B., Chris Tanner C., 2016. Gisborne sludge drying wetlands trial – preliminary data on performance set-up and operation. Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16th - 18th March, Gisborne.
  • Inglis, A., and Weaver, L. 2016. Mechanisms of naturally occurring enzymatic virus removal. 11th IWA Specialist Group Conference on Wastewater Pond Technologies, 22nd – 24th March, Leeds, UK.
  • Jianming Xue, Mark Kimberley, Gerty Gielen, Minhuang Wang, Louis Tremblay, Olivier Champeau, Craig Ross, Jacqui Horswell. 2015 Ecological and environmental impact of long-term biosolids application in a pine forest. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference 25-28 August, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Jianming Xue, Mark Kimberley, Minhuang Wang, Gerty Gielen, Louis Tremblay, Olivier Champeau, Craig Ross, Jacqui Horswell. 2015 Ecological and environmental impact of repeated biosolids applications in a pine forest in New Zealand. The 2nd International Symposium on Forest Soils: Linking Soil Processes to Forest Productivity in Fuzhou, China on 24-28 Oct.
  • Langer, E.R., Leckie, A., Goven, J., Baker, V., Ataria, J. 2016. Six New Zealand studies focused on biosolids management solutions: the foundation of a Community Engagement Framework. Paper published in NZ Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference, “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16-18 March 2016, Gisborne. 7pp.
  • Laroche O*, Pochon X, Wood S, Ellis J, Lear G, Tremblay L. 2015. Assessment of eDNA metabarcoding for the monitoring of benthic communities near oil and gas activities. A poster presented at the SETAC-Australasia Conference, Nelson, 25-28 August. Highly commended student presentation award.
  • Northcott, G.L. 2016. The fate of emerging organic contaminants during treatment by biological trickling filtration. Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16th - 18th March, Gisborne.
  • Park, J., Craggs, R., Shilton, A. Algal recycling enhances algal productivity and settleability in Pediastrum boryanum pure cultures. 11th IWA Specialist Group Conference on Wastewater Pond Technologies, 22nd – 24th March, Leeds, UK.
  • Simcock R 2015. ‘Designing Goldilocks Soils’. Oral talk at NZ Society of Soil Science WaiBoP Soil Meeting ‘World Soil Day’. Friday 4 December 2015, University of Waikato
  • Simcock R The vital roles of organic materials in mine rehabilitation– talk in mining session. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference 25-28 August, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Simcock R. Selecting and using biowastes in urban green spaces for stormwater attenutation. – biowaste presentation Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference 25-28 August, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Tremblay L, Northcott G. Managing the risk of Emerging Contaminants: a system approach involving cooperation. A talk presented at the SETAC-Australasia Conference, Nelson, 25-28 August.
  • Weaver, L., Webber, J., Karki, N., Thomas, K., Mackenzie, M., Lin, S., Williamson, W. Optimising wastewater ponds for effective pathogen removal. 11th IWA Specialist Group Conference on Wastewater Pond Technologies, 22nd – 24th March, Leeds, UK.
  • Weaver, Louise, Inglis Amanda, Webber, Judith. 2015. Its not friggin Higgs Bosen! Virus removal in wastewater. Poster Presentation. Water New Zealand Conference 16-18th September, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Zaayman, M., Northcott, G.L., Tanner, C., Siggins, A., Horswell, J.,Gaw, S. 2016. The removal of emerging organic contaminants using constructed wetlands. Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference “Community Engagement and Land Treatment”, 16th - 18th March, Gisborne.

2015

Journal papers 

  • Emnet P, Gaw S, Northcott G, Storey B, Graham L. Steroid hormones and personal care products in the Antarctic coastal environment associated with two Antarctic research stations, McMurdo Station and Scott Base. In press.
  • Goven, J., Langer E.R., Baker, V., Ataria, J., Leckie, A. (2015). A transdisciplinary approach to local waste management in New Zealand: addressing interrelated challenges through indigenous partnership, Futures 73: 22-36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2015.07.011
  • Scott PD, Bartkow M, Blockwell SJ, Coleman HM, Khan SJ, Lim R, McDonald JA, Nice H, Nugegoda D, Pettigrove V, Tremblay LA, Warne MStJ, Leusch FDL. An assessment of endocrine activity in Australian rivers using chemical and in vitro analyses. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. In press. 

2013/14

Journal papers 

  • He LZ, Gielen GJHP, Bolan NS, Zhang XK, Qin H, Wang HL (2014). Contamination and remediation of phthalic acid esters in agricultural soils in China. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 8 (32). Dec 2014. DOI 10.1007/s13593-014-0270-1
  • Scott PD, Bartkow M, Blockwell SJ, Coleman HM, Khan SJ, Lim R, McDonald JA, Nice H, Nugegoda D, Pettigrove V, Tremblay LA, Warne MStJ, and Leusch FDL. 2014. A national survey of trace organic contaminants in Australian rivers. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1702–1712. doi:10.2134/jeq2014.01.0012 
  • Stringer TJ, Glover CN, Keesing V, Northcott GL, Gaw S, Tremblay LA (2014). Development of acute and chronic sediment bioassays with the harpacticoid copepod Quinquelaophonte sp. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 99: 82–91.

Client reports

  • Xue J, Kimberley M (2013). Annual Report on the Biosolids Research Trial at Rabbit Island. Client Report No. 52289. Scion , Christchurch.

Presentations

  • McDevitt JE, Langer ER, Leckie A (2013). Community engagement and environmental life cycle assessment of Kaikōura’s biosolid reuse options.Sustainability 5: 242-255; doi:10.3390/su5010242.
  • Tremblay LA (2013). “Up-the-pipe solutions: a framework to reduce contaminants in household waste” an invited presentation at the Trends in Environmental Research & Science (TIERS) seminar series, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Sydney, 9 October

Conference papers

  • Xue J, Graham DJ, Ross M (2013). Effect of vermicomposted biosolids on seedling growth and nutrient uptake by exotic and native tree species on a pumice soil. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Forest Soils- linking Ecosystem Processes and Management to forest Biodiversity and Functions, September 17-20, 2013, Shenyang, China.
  • Xue J, Kimberley M, Wang H, Wilks P (2013). Beneficial effect of biosolids on soil fertility, tree growth and carbon sequestration of radiata pine plantation on a poor site. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Forest Soils- linking Ecosystem Processes and Management to forest Biodiversity and Functions, September 17-20, 2013, Shenyang, China.

2011/12

Journal papers

  • Anderson CWN, Robinson BH, West D, Clucas L, Portmann D (2012). Zinc-enriched and zinc-biofortified feed as a possible animal remedy in pastoral agriculture: animal health and environmental benefits. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. In press. Journal of Geochemical Exploration (February 2012), doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2012.01.009
  • Black A, McLaren RG, Reichman SM, Speir TW, Condron LM, Houliston G (2012). Metal bioavailability dynamics during a two-year trial using ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) grown in soils treated with biosolids and metal salts. Soil Research, 50, 304–311
  • Goven J, Langer ER (2009). The potential of public engagement in sustainable waste management: Designing the future for biosolids in New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Management 90: 921-930.
  • Goven J, Langer ER, Baker V, Ataria J, Leckie A (2012). Community engagement in the management of biosolids: Lessons from four New Zealand studies. Journal of Environmental Management, 103: 154-164.
  • Huang L, Fu L, Jin C, Gielen G, Lin X, Wang H, Zhang Y (2011). Effect of temperature on phosphorus sorption to sediments from shallow eutrophic lakes. Ecological Engineering, 37: 1515-1522.
  • Huang LD, Li LL, Huang LC, Gielen G, Zhang YS, Wang H (2012). Influence of incubation time on phosphorus sorption dynamics in lake sediments.Journal of Soils and Sediments, 12:443–455.
  • Müller K, Duwig C, Prado B, Siebe C, Hidalgo C, Etchevers J (2011). Impact of long-term wastewater irrigation on sorption and transport of atrazine in Mexican agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 47, 30-41.
  • Yu H, Xi B, Jiang J, Heaphy MJ, Wang H, Li D (2011). Environmental heterogeneity analysis, assessment of trophic state and source identification in Chaohu Lake, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18: 1333-1342.

Conference papers

  • Horswell J, Van Schaik A, Prosser J, Northcott N, Ying L, Ross C, McGill A, Champeau O (2012). Biosolids reuse in New Zealand – assessing the impacts of chemical cocktails on the soil ecosystem. AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference, 18-20 June 2012. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
  • Langer ER, Hide S, Ataria J, Leckie A, Baker V, Goven J, Solomon S, Horswell J (2012). Community engagement on biosolids reuse options in Kaikōura: An insight into community views on contaminants. 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings (Technical Session 33) New Zealand Land Treatment Collective, Tauranga, 28-30 March 2012: 88-96.
  • Langer ER, Speir TW, Tremblay LA, Horswell J (2010). Integrated environmental, social, cultural and economic biosolids research in New Zealand. Water – our key strategic Resource, Water New Zealand Conference CD Proceedings, Christchurch, 23 September 2010. 7pp.
  • McDevitt J, Langer ER, Leckie A (2012). Environmental LCAs of the biosolid reuse options preferred by the Kaikōura community. 2nd LCANZ and NZLCM centre Conference “LCA: A sustainable business compass for sustainable development” conference proceedings, Auckland Waipuna Hotel, 28th March 2012: 58-61.
  • McDevitt J, Langer ER, Leckie A (2012). Environmental life cycle assessments of biosolids reuse options for the Kaikōura community. 2012 Annual Conference Proceedings (Technical Session 33) New Zealand Land Treatment Collective, Tauranga, 28-30 March 2012: 103-111.
  • Northcott G (2012). The status of knowledge and current research on emerging organic contaminants in New Zealand biosolids. AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference, 18-20 June 2012. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
  • Paramashivam D, Robinson BH, Clough T, Buchan G, Bishop P, Horswell J (2012). Biochar to mitigate nitrate leaching from biosolids-amended soils.New Zealand 2012 Biochar Workshop: From Science to Stakeholders, 9-10 February 2012, Massey University
  • Robinson BH, Gartler J, Contangelo A, Knowles O, Portmann D, Anderson CWN, Clucas L (2011). Biochar combined with biosolids to biofortify plants with zinc while mitigating nitrate leaching. 11th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE). July 3 - 7, Florence, Italy.
  • Siggins A, Williamson W, Baker J, Weaver L, van Schaik A, Lowe H, Beecroft K, Roberts S, Thompson B, Horswell J (2012). The impact of greywater diversion on domestic septic tank systems. ISME14, Copenhagen, Denmark. August 19-24th
  • Van Schaik A, Horswell J, Prosser J, Graham D, Ross M, Xue J (2012). Worms and waste: uncovering a potential partnership. Biosolids reuse in New Zealand – assessing the impacts of chemical cocktails on the soil ecosystem. AWA Biosolids and Source Management National Conference, 18-20 June 2012. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
  • Xue J, Graham D, Ross M (2012). Response of radiata pine and tōtara seedlings to the addition of biosolids and vermicomposted biosolids under glasshouse conditions. Proceedings of the 2012 New Zealand Land Treatment Collective annualconference, Gielen, G., Heaphy, M. (ed.). 28-30 March, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Xue JM, Kimberley M; Wang HL; Wilks P (2012). Biosolids application improved tree nutrition, growth and carbon sequestration of radiata pine plantation in a sandy soil. Conference paper accepted for the International Conference on Sustainable Forest Management Adapting to Climate Change, Beijing, PR. China, 13- 16 October, 2012.
  • Xue JM, Wang H, Wilks P (2012). Effect of long-term biosolids application on soil properties and tree growth. Conference paper accepted for the Joint SSA and NZSSS Soil Science Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2-7 Dec 2012.
  • Client reports
  • McDevitt JE, Langer ER, Leckie A (2012). Environmental life cycle assessment of the biosolids reuse options selected by the Kaikōura community. Contract report for Kaikōura District Council and SIFT.
  • Xue J, Wang H, van der Colff M, Kimberley M (2011). 2011 Annual Report on the Biosolids Research Trial at Rabbit Island. Client Report No. 48757. Scion, Christchurch.
Last update 9/6/17