Dr Salirian Claff
PhD 2012 (SCU)
Research interests / background:
Salirian's thesis "Geochemical partitioning of iron and trace elements in acid sulfate soils" is due to be completed early 2011. The main purpose of the research is to better understand trace metal movement in ASS landscapes. To do this, a sequential extraction procedure was developed and optimised for iron, which is a major geochemical controller on trace metal movement in the landscape. This was then applied to a range of ASS materials, to determine re-partitioning of trace elements under a range of conditions, including oxidising and acidifying, as well as reducing and near neutral.
Burton E.D., Johnston S.G., Kraal P., Bush R.T., Claff S. (2013) Sulfate availability drives divergent evolution of arsenic speciation during microbially-mediated reductive transformation of schwertmannite. Environmental Science & Technology. 47, 2221-2229 (2012 ERAID 4674 – FOR MD)
Claff S.R., Sullivan L.A., Burton E.D., Bush R.T. Johnston, S.G. (In press). Partitioning of metals in a degraded acid sulfate soil landscape; influence of tidal re-inundation. Accepted manuscript., Chemosphere.
Claff S.R., Burton E.D., Sullivan L.A., Bush R.T.(2011). Metal partitioning dynamics during the oxidation and acidification on sulfidic soil. Chemical Geology, 286, 146-157. (ERA Ranking A*)
Claff S.R., Sullivan L.A., Burton E.D., Bush R.T. (2010) A sequential extraction procedure for acid sulfate soils: Partitioning of iron. Geoderma, 155, 224-230. (ERA ranking A)
Claff S.R., Burton E.D., Sullivan L.A., Bush R.T. (2010). Effect of sample pretreatment on the fractionation of Fe, Cr, Ni, Cu, Mn and Zn in acid sulfate soil materials. Geoderma, 159, 156-164 (ERA ranking A)
Sullivan L., Watling K., Claff S., Bush R., Burton E., Johnston S.G., Ahern C., McElnea A. (2012) Assessing acid sulfate soil neutralising capacity: a new approach. In; "3rd National Conference on Acid Sulfate Soils". 6th-7th March 2012, Melbourne, Victoria.
Updated: 11 April 2013