Kirk T Semple

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Affiliation: Lancaster University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Non-exhaustive extraction techniques (NEETs) for the prediction of naphthalene mineralisation in soil
    Colin J Patterson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 241:215-20. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of black carbon on the bioaccessibility of organic contaminants in soil
    Kirk T Semple
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK Electronic address
    J Hazard Mater 261:808-16. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of synthetic pyrethroid-sheep dip on the indigenous microflora of animal slurries
    K T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 190:255-60. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of composting strategies on the treatment of soils contaminated with organic pollutants
    K T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 112:269-83. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Microbial interactions with organic contaminants in soil: definitions, processes and measurement
    Kirk T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 150:166-76. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Defining bioavailability and bioaccessibility of contaminated soil and sediment is complicated
    Kirk T Semple
    Lancaster University, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 38:228A-231A. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Can microbial mineralization be used to estimate microbial availability of organic contaminants in soil?
    Kirk T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 140:164-72. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of cyclodextrin and transformer oil amendments on the chemical extractability of aged [14C]polychlorinated biphenyl and [14C]polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon residues in soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:2138-44. 2005
  9. doi request reprint The formation of bound residues of diazinon in four UK soils: implications for risk assessment
    Katie A Fenlon
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 159:776-81. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Biogenic volatile organic compounds as a potential stimulator for organic contaminant degradation by soil microorganisms
    Emma McLoughlin
    Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 157:86-94. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Non-exhaustive extraction techniques (NEETs) for the prediction of naphthalene mineralisation in soil
    Colin J Patterson
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 241:215-20. 2004
    ..This application, although refined for soil samples, should be transferable to other environmental matrices...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of black carbon on the bioaccessibility of organic contaminants in soil
    Kirk T Semple
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK Electronic address
    J Hazard Mater 261:808-16. 2013
    ..We conclude that while the application of BC is promising, additional work on both their toxicity effects and long-term stability is required before their full potential as a remediation agent can be safely exploited...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of synthetic pyrethroid-sheep dip on the indigenous microflora of animal slurries
    K T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 190:255-60. 2000
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of composting strategies on the treatment of soils contaminated with organic pollutants
    K T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 112:269-83. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Microbial interactions with organic contaminants in soil: definitions, processes and measurement
    Kirk T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 150:166-76. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Defining bioavailability and bioaccessibility of contaminated soil and sediment is complicated
    Kirk T Semple
    Lancaster University, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 38:228A-231A. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Can microbial mineralization be used to estimate microbial availability of organic contaminants in soil?
    Kirk T Semple
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 140:164-72. 2006
    ..The mineralization values also correlated with 14C-phenanthrene extractability using beta-cyclodextrin...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of cyclodextrin and transformer oil amendments on the chemical extractability of aged [14C]polychlorinated biphenyl and [14C]polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon residues in soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:2138-44. 2005
    ..The present study demonstrates that the chemical availability of aged HOCs in soil may be influenced by the presence of other chemicals and has implications for the long-term management of contaminated land...
  9. doi request reprint The formation of bound residues of diazinon in four UK soils: implications for risk assessment
    Katie A Fenlon
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 159:776-81. 2011
    ..The formation of bound residues was dependent on extraction type. Acetonitrile extraction identified bound residues in all soils, with the bound residue fraction increasing with increasing incubation time...
  10. doi request reprint Biogenic volatile organic compounds as a potential stimulator for organic contaminant degradation by soil microorganisms
    Emma McLoughlin
    Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 157:86-94. 2009
    ..We suggest that monoterpenes can stimulate the biodegradation of 2,4-DCP by indigenous soil microorganisms and that monoterpene amendment in soils is an effective strategy for removing organic contaminants...
  11. ncbi request reprint Distribution of aged 14C-PCB and 14C-PAH residues in particle-size and humic fractions of an agricultural soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 39:6575-83. 2005
    ..The mineral (inorganic) component of the soils apparently played a significant (previously unreported) role in the sequestration of both PCBs 28 and 52 and the PAHs fluoranthene and benzo[a]pyrene...
  12. doi request reprint Relationship between cyclodextrin extraction and biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil
    Angela H Rhodes
    Department of Environmental Science and the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:1488-95. 2008
    ..95, gradient = 1.01, intercept = -0.48), suggesting that a single HPCD extraction accurately and reproducibly predicts the total fraction of phenanthrene available for microbial mineralization in all soils tested in the present study...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prediction of microbial accessibility of carbon-14-phenanthrene in soil in the presence of pyrene or benzo[a]pyrene using an aqueous cyclodextrin extraction technique
    Apostolos Papadopoulos
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    J Environ Qual 36:1385-91. 2007
    ..This study demonstrates that HPCD extraction is able to predict the microbial accessibility fraction of 14C-phenanthrene in the presence of other PAHs in a range of soils, further supporting the applicability of this technique...
  14. ncbi request reprint Further validation of the HPCD-technique for the evaluation of PAH microbial availability in soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 144:345-54. 2006
    ..Overall, a single HPCD-extraction technique proved accurate and reproducible for the estimation of PAH bioavailability from soil...
  15. doi request reprint The effect of agitation on the biodegradation of hydrocarbon contaminants in soil slurries
    Jacqueline L Stroud
    Department of Environmental Science, The Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK
    Chemosphere 77:123-8. 2009
    ..05) one third higher than under the highly agitated conditions (100 rpm). Consequently, estimation of the maximum levels of biodegradation of organic contaminants in aged soil systems should be considered under gentle mixing conditions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Importance of chemical structure on the development of hydrocarbon catabolism in soil
    Jacqueline L Stroud
    Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 272:120-6. 2007
    ..1 +/- 7.8%. Strong regression was found (r(2)>0.99) between the maximum rates of mineralization and the partioning coefficient between the mineralized hydrocarbons, which may indicate linearity in the system...
  17. ncbi request reprint Biodegradation of 2,4-dichlorophenol in the presence of volatile organic compounds in soils under different vegetation types
    Angela H Rhodes
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 269:323-30. 2007
    ..001), with the VOC mix and alpha-pinene amendments showing increased [UL-14C] 2,4-dichlorophenol catabolism. This study supports claims that the addition of biogenic VOCs to soils enhances the degradation of xenobiotic contaminants...
  18. doi request reprint The effect of soil:water ratios on the induction of isoproturon, cypermethrin and diazinon mineralisation
    Katie A Fenlon
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Chemosphere 82:163-8. 2011
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term fate of polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an agricultural soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3663-70. 2005
    ..These are shown to disagree with some previous estimates of POP half-lives in soil, suggesting that previous studies underestimated persistence by 10-fold or more...
  20. doi request reprint Impact of Zn and Cu on the development of phenanthrene catabolism in soil
    Ifeyinwa S Obuekwe
    Lancaster Environmental Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Monit Assess 185:10039-47. 2013
    ..Metal/PAH-contaminated soils represent one of the most difficult remedial challenges and insights into PAH biodegradation in the presence of metals is necessary in order to assess the potential for bioremediation...
  21. doi request reprint Mineralisation of target hydrocarbons in three contaminated soils from former refinery facilities
    Marcie G Towell
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 159:515-23. 2011
    ..In general, the rates and extents of mineralisation will be dependent upon treatment type, nature of the contamination and adaptation of the ingenious microbial community...
  22. doi request reprint Influence of activated charcoal on desorption kinetics and biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil
    Angela H Rhodes
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 46:12445-51. 2012
    ..Therefore, HPCD-desorption kinetics alone may not be an adequate basis for the prediction of the bioaccessibility of PAHs to microorganisms or bioremediation potential in AC-amended soils...
  23. doi request reprint Biodegradation of phenanthrene by indigenous microorganisms in soils from Livingstone Island, Antarctica
    Uchechukwu V Okere
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 329:69-77. 2012
    ..93%) was observed in the slurried system at 22 °C. This work supports findings of the presence of PAH-degrading microorganisms in uncontaminated soils and suggests the case is the same for uncontaminated Antarctic remote soils...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of carbon nanomaterials on the behaviour of 14C-phenanthrene and 14C-benzo-[a] pyrene in soil
    Marcie G Towell
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 159:706-15. 2011
    ..It is suggested the addition of CNMs to soil can reduce PAH extractability and bioaccessibility, with PAH sorption to CNMs influenced by CNM type and concentration...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prediction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation in contaminated soils using an aqueous hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin extraction technique
    Joanna D Stokes
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LAI 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:1325-30. 2005
    ..The results of this study indicated that an aqueous HPCD extraction may be a useful tool in assessing the microbial availability of aged contaminant mixtures in soils, although further validation is required...
  26. doi request reprint Influence of hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin on the biodegradation of 14C-phenanthrene and 14C-hexadecane in soil
    Jacqueline L Stroud
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 157:2678-83. 2009
    ..Under the conditions of this study, the introduction of HP-beta-CD into soils did not enhance the biodegradation of the organic contaminants...
  27. doi request reprint Linking chemical extraction to microbial degradation of 14C-hexadecane in soil
    Jacqueline L Stroud
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 156:474-81. 2008
    ..90, n=36, p<0.05) to the mineralisation data. This novel extraction technique has the potential to be used to assess the biodegradable aliphatic hydrocarbon fraction in contaminated soils...
  28. ncbi request reprint Impact of black carbon in the extraction and mineralization of phenanthrene in soil
    Angela H Rhodes
    Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 42:740-5. 2008
    ..51-0.13 and slopes of 2.19-12.73. This study has shown that BC strongly sorbs phenanthrene causing reductions in extractability and, to a lesser extent, bioaccessibility to degrading microorganisms...
  29. ncbi request reprint Chemical measures of bioavailability/bioaccessibility of PAHs in soil: fundamentals to application
    Matthew J Riding
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    J Hazard Mater 261:687-700. 2013
    ..Use of chemical determinants for bioavailability, applicable within current legislation and due consideration to inherent variability, are proposed and barriers to their implementation discussed. ..
  30. doi request reprint Impact of activated charcoal on the mineralisation of 14C-phenanthrene in soils
    Angela H Rhodes
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Chemosphere 79:463-9. 2010
    ..Such results reflect the complex nature of interactions between soil, biota and contaminants and their influence on the degradation of contaminants in the environment...
  31. ncbi request reprint Development of phenanthrene catabolism in natural and artificial soils
    Angela H Rhodes
    Department of Environmental Science and the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 152:424-30. 2008
    ..Such findings suggest that the extrapolation of results from artificial soils to real/natural soils may not be straightforward...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prediction of PAH biodegradation in field contaminated soils using a cyclodextrin extraction technique
    Apostolos Papadopoulos
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK LA1 4YQ
    J Environ Monit 9:516-22. 2007
    ..This study further describes the robust and reproducible nature of the aqueous-based soil extraction technique reliably measuring the extent to which PAHs will be microbially degraded in soil...
  33. doi request reprint The extractability and mineralisation of cypermethrin aged in four UK soils
    Katie A Fenlon
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Chemosphere 82:187-92. 2011
    ..As with the formation of bound residues, mineralisation was impacted by soil type and length of ageing...
  34. ncbi request reprint Development of microbial degradation of cypermethrin and diazinon in organically and conventionally managed soils
    Katie A Fenlon
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK LA1 4YQ
    J Environ Monit 9:510-5. 2007
    ..Statistical analysis showed pH and organic matter content of the soil had a significant effect on the extent of mineralisation (P< or = 0.05) of the cypermethrin in the soils...
  35. doi request reprint Predicting the biodegradation of target hydrocarbons in the presence of mixed contaminants in soil
    Jacqueline L Stroud
    Department of Environmental Science, The Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Chemosphere 74:563-7. 2009
    ..The results from this study provide further evidence for the application of HPCD extractions for the measurement of microbial accessibility in soil...
  36. ncbi request reprint Influence of hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin on the extraction and biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil
    Brian J Reid
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LAI 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:550-6. 2004
    ..This study indicates that cyclodextrins have potential for use as alternatives to surfactants in enhancing the desorption/solubilization and degradation of recalcitrant organic contaminants in soil...
  37. ncbi request reprint Arsenic speciation in the earthworms Lumbricus rubellus and Dendrodrilus rubidus
    Caroline J Langdon
    Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1302-8. 2003
    ..The tolerant and nontolerant L. rubellus eliminated tissue arsenic linearly over 21 d when incubated in uncontaminated soil...
  38. doi request reprint Biodegradation of PAHs in soil: Influence of chemical structure, concentration and multiple amendment
    Natalie R Couling
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 158:3411-20. 2010
    ..Generally, increasing the number of contaminant applications has implications for catabolic activity of soil microbes. It is suggested the toxic nature of PAHs retarded mineralisation at increased contaminant concentrations...
  39. doi request reprint Concentration-dependent effects of carbon nanoparticles in gram-negative bacteria determined by infrared spectroscopy with multivariate analysis
    Matthew J Riding
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 163:226-34. 2012
    ..C60 results in the most distinct and largest overall alterations, notably in extensive protein alteration. This work demonstrates a novel approach for assaying and discriminating the effects of CNPs in target systems...
  40. doi request reprint Mechanistic insights into nanotoxicity determined by synchrotron radiation-based Fourier-transform infrared imaging and multivariate analysis
    Matthew J Riding
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK
    Environ Int 50:56-65. 2012
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Effects of plant species identity, diversity and soil fertility on biodegradation of phenanthrene in soil
    Ayodeji O Oyelami
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 173:231-7. 2013
    ..Plant identity had a significant effect on the lag phase and extents of mineralisation. Soil fertility was the major influence also on abundance of microbial communities...
  42. doi request reprint The biodegradation of cable oil components: impact of oil concentration, nutrient addition and bioaugmentation
    Marcie G Towell
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 159:3777-83. 2011
    ..Bioaugmentation may enhance cable oil biodegradation, and is dependent upon composition, cell number and application of catabolic inocula to soil...
  43. ncbi request reprint Formation and release of non-extractable 14C-Dicamba residues in soil under sterile and non-sterile regimes
    Bondi Gevao
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 133:17-24. 2005
    ..The released (14)C-activity may be further mineralized, reincorporated into humus, or taken up by plants or other soil inhabiting biota...
  44. ncbi request reprint The development of phenanthrene catabolism in soil amended with transformer oil
    Philip H Lee
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 228:217-23. 2003
    ..Exact mechanisms for the observed enhancement, longer-term fate/degradation of the oil and residual phenanthrene, and effects of the presence of the oil on the indigenous microbes over extended time frames warrant further investigation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Formation of non-extractable pesticide residues: observations on compound differences, measurement and regulatory issues
    Catriona J Mordaunt
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 133:25-34. 2005
    ..The implications of the data are discussed, with respect to the variability and significance of regulatory aspects of non-extractable residues...
  46. ncbi request reprint Linking catabolism to cyclodextrin extractability: determination of the microbial availability of PAHs in soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 39:8858-64. 2005
    ..The cyclodextrin extraction technique represents a powerful tool for predicting the extent of intrinsic and augmented microbial degradation and will be useful in the assessment of contaminated land prior to bioremediation...
  47. ncbi request reprint The impact of synthetic pyrethroid and organophosphate sheep dip formulations on microbial activity in soil
    Tatiana K Boucard
    Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Environ Pollut 153:207-14. 2008
    ..01% SP- or OP-amended soils. This study suggests that the growth, activity, physiological status and/or structure of soil microbial community may be affected by sheep dips...
  48. ncbi request reprint The adaptation of two similar soils to pyrene catabolism
    Christopher J A Macleod
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    Environ Pollut 119:357-64. 2002
    ..It is suggested that the rate of pyrene-transfer from the soil to the microorganisms was lower in the woodland soil due to its higher organic matter content...
  49. ncbi request reprint The effect of soil: water ratios on the mineralisation of phenanthrene: LNAPL mixtures in soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 220:29-33. 2003
    ..05). Soil slurries 1:2 or greater, but less than 1:5 (soil:water), are recommended for bioassay determinations of total contaminant bioavailability due to greater overall mineralisation and improved reproducibility...
  50. doi request reprint Linking desorption kinetics to phenanthrene biodegradation in soil
    Angela H Rhodes
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 158:1348-53. 2010
    ..89; gradient = 0.85; intercept = 8.20). Hence HPCD extraction (24 h) and first-order three-compartment modelling appear to provide an operationally straightforward tool for estimating mass-transfer limited biodegradation in soil...
  51. ncbi request reprint Biogenic volatile organic compounds as potential carbon sources for microbial communities in soil from the rhizosphere of Populus tremula
    Susan M Owen
    Department of Environmental Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 268:34-9. 2007
    ..There was a significant difference in relative lag times and rates of catabolism along the gradient from the tree trunks, with relatively longer lag times and lower rates occurring in soil samples from the farthest point from the tree...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prediction of [3-(14)C]phenyldodecane biodegradation in cable insulating oil-spiked soil using selected extraction techniques
    Nadia M Dew
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 138:316-23. 2005
    ..The results of this study indicate that an aqueous HPCD extraction may be a useful tool in assessing the microbial availability of phenyldodecane in freshly and aged spiked soils...
  53. doi request reprint Impact of Zn, Cu, Al and Fe on the partitioning and bioaccessibility of (14)C-phenanthrene in soil
    Ifeyinwa S Obuekwe
    Lancaster Environmental Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, United Kingdom
    Environ Pollut 180:180-9. 2013
    ..The presence of high concentrations of some metals can impact on the mobility and accessibility of phenanthrene in soil, which may impact on the risk assessment of PAH contaminated soil. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Influence of plants on the chemical extractability and biodegradability of 2,4-dichlorophenol in soil
    Tatiana K Boucard
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 133:53-62. 2005
    ..However, the influence of plants on soil biological and chemical properties may also play a role in the ageing process...
  55. ncbi request reprint A biomarker model of sublethal genotoxicity (DNA single-strand breaks and adducts) using the sentinel organism Aporrectodea longa in spiked soil
    Francis L Martin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 138:307-15. 2005
    ..This preliminary investigation suggests that earthworm tissues may be incorporated into genotoxicity assays to facilitate hazard identification within terrestrial ecosystems...
  56. doi request reprint Mid-infrared spectroscopic assessment of nanotoxicity in gram-negative vs. gram-positive bacteria
    Kelly A Heys
    Centre for Biophotonics, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Analyst 139:896-905. 2014
    ..Vibrational spectroscopy approaches may provide a novel means of fingerprinting the effects of CBNs in target cells. ..
  57. doi request reprint Measurement of bioaccessibility of organic pollutants in soil
    Laura McAllister
    Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Methods Mol Biol 599:1-14. 2010
    ..This method can provide practitioners with both an indication of bioremediation end-points and may be valuable in the risk assessment of contaminated land...
  58. ncbi request reprint Arsenic-speciation in arsenate-resistant and non-resistant populations of the earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus
    Caroline J Langdon
    Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancs, UK LA1 4YQ
    J Environ Monit 4:603-8. 2002
    ..The role of arsenic speciation in the resistance of L. rubellus to arsenate is considered...
  59. ncbi request reprint Induction of PAH-catabolism in mushroom compost and its use in the biodegradation of soil-associated phenanthrene
    Brian J Reid
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
    Environ Pollut 118:65-73. 2002
    ..Thus, compost could be used directly in the amelioration of contaminated land i.e. without pre-induction of catabolism...
  60. ncbi request reprint Assessment of spiking procedures for the introduction of a phenanthrene-LNAPL mixture into field-wet soil
    Kieron J Doick
    Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Environmental and Natural Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
    Environ Pollut 126:399-406. 2003
    ..In general, spiking procedures require validation prior to use, as homogeneity cannot be assured...
  61. pmc Stable isotope probing of an algal bloom to identify uncultivated members of the Rhodobacteraceae associated with low-molecular-weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation
    Tony Gutierrez
    Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster LA14YQ, United Kingdom
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7856-60. 2011
    ..As demonstrated by this work, the application of uniformly ¹³C-labeled PAHs in SIP experiments can successfully be used to identify novel PAH-degrading bacteria in marine waters...
  62. ncbi request reprint Fate and behaviour of phenanthrene in the natural and artificial soils
    Jakub Hofman
    RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kamenice 126 3, Brno, CZ 62500, Czech Republic
    Environ Pollut 152:468-75. 2008
    ..These results imply that artificial soil should be used cautiously for the prediction of fate and behaviour in natural soils...
  63. ncbi request reprint Interactions between earthworms and arsenic in the soil environment: a review
    Caroline J Langdon
    School of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Berkshire, Reading RG6 6DW, UK
    Environ Pollut 124:361-73. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Introductory remarks to the Special Issue
    Kirk T Semple
    Environ Pollut 133:1-2. 2005
  65. ncbi request reprint Prediction of mono- and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation in spiked soils using cyclodextrin extraction
    Ian J Allan
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Environ Pollut 144:562-71. 2006
    ..The assessment of the microbial availability of contaminants in soils is important for a more representative evaluation of soil contamination...
  66. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability of pollutants and soil remediation
    José Julio Ortega-Calvo
    Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia, C S I C, Apartado 1052, E 41080 Seville, Spain
    J Environ Qual 36:1383-4. 2007
  67. ncbi request reprint Cyclodextrin enhanced biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and phenols in contaminated soil slurries
    Ian J Allan
    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ Anglia, United Kingdom
    Environ Sci Technol 41:5498-504. 2007
    ..05) more available for biodegradation...
  68. ncbi request reprint Rapid quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPCD) soil extracts by synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS)
    Guoxiong Hua
    School of Biology and Psychology, Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Environ Pollut 148:176-81. 2007
    ..Hence, SFS is a potential means to simplify the present non-exhaustive hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HPCD)-based extraction technique for the evaluation of PAH bioavailability in soil...
  69. doi request reprint Fugacity modelling to predict the distribution of organic contaminants in the soil:oil matrix of constructed biopiles
    Simon J T Pollard
    Centre for Resource Management and Efficiency, Sustainable Systems Department, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
    Chemosphere 71:1432-9. 2008
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  70. ncbi request reprint Inherited resistance to arsenate toxicity in two populations of Lumbricus rubellus
    Caroline J Langdon
    Department of Soil Science, University of Reading, P O Box 233, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:2344-8. 2003
    ..The F1 adults and F2 cocoons did not have significantly higher levels of As than the control population, with no residual As tissue burden, suggesting that resistance to As in these populations may be inherited...
  71. doi request reprint Development of an analytical procedure for weathered hydrocarbon contaminated soils within a UK risk-based framework
    Graeme C Risdon
    TES Bretby, P O Box 100, Bretby Business Park, Burton on Trent, UK
    Anal Chem 80:7090-6. 2008
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  72. ncbi request reprint The potential for anaerobic mineralisation of hydrocarbon constituents of oily drill cuttings from the North Sea seabed
    Rebekka R E Artz
    Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building, St Machar Drive, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB24 3UU
    J Environ Monit 4:553-7. 2002
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  73. ncbi request reprint Enantioselective degradation of organochlorine pesticides in background soils: variability in field and laboratory studies
    Perihan Binnur Kurt-Karakus
    Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, 6248 Eighth Line, Egbert, Ontario L0L 1N0, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 41:4965-71. 2007
    ..The results of this study have implications for the use of chiral compounds to make inferences about air-soil exchange and for the mechanisms of biodegradation/ biotransformation of anthropogenic compounds in soils...