The ESHH lab studies the distribution, fate, and persistence of pollutants in air, soil and water, and strategies for remediation. Pollutants in our research portfolio include:
- Faecal Indicator Organisms (FIOs)
- Human pathogens
- Organics and nutrients
The aim of our research is to inform public policy on appropriate pollutant management measures in order to improve human and environmental health.
Professor Richard Quilliam
Professor of Environment and Health
Dr David Oliver
Dr Heather Price
Dr Vanessa Moresco
Natalie Boyd Williams
Microbial hitch-hikers of marine plastics: the survival, persistence and ecology of microbial communities in the ‘Plastisphere’’ (£1.85m; NERC; PI Professor Richard Quilliam)
Value-added marketing of mangrove oysters as an alternative livelihoods strategy for female gatherers in Sierra Leone (in collaboration with the Institute of Aquaculture)
Price, H., Adams, E., Quilliam, R. (2019). The difference a day can make: the temporal dynamics of drinking water access and quality in urban slums. Science of the Total Environment, 671, 818-826. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.355
Quilliam RS, Taylor J & Oliver DM (2019). The disparity between regulatory measurements of E. coli in public bathing waters and the public expectation of bathing water quality, Journal of Environmental Management, 232, 868-874. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.138
Adams, E., Price, H., Stoler, J. (2019) Urban slums, drinking water and health: trends and lessons from sub-Saharan Africa. In: Handbook of Global Urban Health, Routledge (in press).
Fletcher J, Willby NJ, Oliver DM, Quilliam RS (2019). “Phytoremediation using Aquatic Plants” in Shmaefsky, BR. (Ed), Phytoremediation – In-Situ Applications (Advanced Concepts & Strategies in Plant Sciences), Springer Nature. ISBN978-3-030-00099-8. In press.
Rodrigues A, Oliver DM, McCarron A, Quilliam RS (2019). Colonisation of plastic pellets (nurdles) by E. coli at public bathing beaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin 139, 376-380. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.011
Buckerfield SJ, Waldron S, Quilliam RS, Naylor LA, Li S & Oliver DM (2019). How can we improve understanding of faecal indicator dynamics in
karst systems under changing climatic, population, and land use
stressors? – Research opportunities in SW China. Science of the Total Environment 646, 438-447. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.292
Maina, E.G., Gachanja, A.N., Gatari, M.J., Price, H. (2018). Demonstrating PM2.5 and road-side dust pollution by heavy metals along Thika superhighway in Kenya, sub-Saharan Africa. Environ. Monit. Assess. 190:251. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-018-6629-z
Oliver DM, Bartie PJ, Heathwaite AL, Reaney SM., Parnell JAQ & Quilliam RS(2018). A catchment-scale model to predict spatial and temporal burden of E.colion pasture from grazing livestock. Science of the Total Environment, 616-617, 678-687. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.263
Swinscoe I, Oliver DM, Gilburn AS & Quilliam RS (2018). The seaweed fly (Coelopidae) can facilitate environmental survival and transmission of E. coli O157 at sandy beaches. Journal of Environmental Management, 223, 275-285. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.045