Dr Ceiwen Pease is the Laboratory Manager for the ERISS Water and Sediment Quality team with a focus on ecotoxicology. A key component of her work involves undertaking toxicity tests using a suite of six local tropical species to derive water quality guidelines. She is also responsible for developing and refining tropical toxicity test methods to ensure that the data coming out of the ecotoxicology laboratory is of a high quality.
Ceiwen’s previous experience was looking at the toxicity of diet-borne copper to herbivorous crustaceans in Sydney Harbour and how copper toxicity interacts with temperature.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Aquatic ecotoxicology (marine and freshwater); effects of other stressors on organisms (e.g. changes in temperature and pH) and their interaction with chemical stressors; mechanisms of tolerance/acclimation of organisms exposed to chemical stressors; environmental Statistics.
Mooney, T.J., Pease, C.J., Trenfield, M.A., van Dam, R.A. and Harford, A.J. (in review) Deriving an ammonia water quality guideline for a mine in tropical Northern Australia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Mooney, T.J., Pease, C.J., Trenfield, M.A., van Dam, R.A. and Harford, A.J. (2018) Modelling the pH-ammonia toxicity relationship for Hydra viridissima in soft waters with low ionic concentrations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37(4) 1189-1196.
Peters, A., Merrington, G., Schlekat, C., De Schamphelaere, K., Stauber, J., Batley, G., Harford, A., van Dam, R., Pease, C., Mooney, T., Warne, M., Hickey, C., Glazebrook, P., Chapman, J., Smith, R. and Krassoi, R. (2018) Validation of the nickel biotic ligand model for locally relevant species in Australian freshwaters. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Mooney, T.J., Harford, A.J., Trenfield, M.A., Pease, C.J., Hogan, A.C. and van Dam, R.A. (2016) Increasing uranium exposure durations to the aquatic snail, Amerianna cumingi, does not result in lower toxicity estimates. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35(11), 2851-2858.
Pease, C.J., Johnston, E.L. and Poore, A.G.B. (2010) Genetic variability in tolerance to copper contamination in an herbivorous marine invertebrate. Aquatic Toxicology 99(1), 10-16.