Catherine KING (Australian Antarctic Division, AUSTRALIA)

First Name: Catherine

Name: King

Position: Senior Principal Research Scientist


Institute / University / Company: Australian Antarctic Division

Research Unit: Environmental Protection Program

Address (city, state): 203 Channel Highway, Kingston TAS 7015

Country: Australia

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

  • community response
  • does-response modelling
  • soil health
  • Community structure & function
  • detoxification and/or degradation of pollutants by microorganisms

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • metals
  • petroleum hydrocarbons
  • PAHs
  • sewage wastewaters
  • mixed waste

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • microbial communities
  • microinvertebrates
  • microalgae

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

  • Antarctic, sub-Antarctic, temperate
  • Terrestrial soils, freshwater streams and lakes, coastal marine

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: NO

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

  • van Dorst J, Wilkins D, King CK, Spedding T, Hince G, Zhang E, Crane S, Ferrari BC (2020). Applying microbial indicators of hydrocarbon toxicity to contaminated sites undergoing bioremediation on subantarctic Macquarie Island. Environmental Pollution 259: 113780
  • Pudasaini S, Wilkins D, Adler L, Hince G, Spedding T, King C, Ferrari B (2019). Characterization of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated Antarctic soil elutriates. Science of the Total Environment 689: 390-397.
  • Crane SL, van Dorst J, Hose GC, King CK, Ferrari BC (2018). Microfluidic qPCR enables high throughput quantification of microbial functional genes but requires strict curation of primers. Frontiers in Environmental Science 6: 1-14 (Article 145).

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