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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

arsenic, rice, plant nutrition, agronomic sustainability, inorganic contaminant residues in wildlife and agronomic food-chains

1988 …2020

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Research Output

2009

The molecular form of mercury in biota: identification of novel mercury peptide complexes in plants

Krupp, E. M., Mestrot, A., Wielgus, J., Meharg, A. A. & Feldmann, J., 2009, In : Chemical Communications. 28, p. 4257-9 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

77 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Apparent tolerance of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac

Rattner, B. A., Whitehead, M. A., Gasper, G., Meteyer, C. U., Link, W. A., Taggart, M. A., Meharg, A. A., Pattee, O. H. & Pain, D. J., Nov 2008, In : Environmental toxicology and chemistry. 27, 11, p. 2341-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Arsenate, arsenite and dimethyl arsinic acid (DMA) uptake and tolerance in maize (Zea mays L.)

Abbas, M. H. H. & Meharg, A. A., Mar 2008, In : Plant and Soil. 304, 1-2, p. 277-289 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Citations (Scopus)

Can we trust mass spectrometry for determination of arsenic peptides in plants: comparison of LC-ICP-MS and LC-ES-MS/ICP-MS with XANES/EXAFS in analysis of Thunbergia alata

Bluemlein, K., Raab, A., Meharg, A. A., Charnock, J. M. & Feldmann, J., Apr 2008, In : Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 390, 7, p. 1739-51 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of arsenic-contaminated irrigation water on growth, yield, and nutrient concentration in rice

Hossain, M., Islam, M. R., Jahiruddin, M., Abedin, A., Islam, S. & Meharg, A. A., Jan 2008, In : Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 39, 1-2, p. 302-313 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Exposure to inorganic arsenic from rice: A global health issue?

Zhu, Y-G., Williams, P. N. & Meharg, A. A., Jul 2008, In : Environmental Pollution. 154, 2, p. 169-171 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

276 Citations (Scopus)

Growing rice aerobically markedly decreases arsenic accumulation

Xu, X. Y., McGrath, S. P., Meharg, A. A. & Zhao, F. J., 01 Aug 2008, In : Environmental science & technology. 42, 15, p. 5574-9 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

409 Citations (Scopus)

High Percentage Inorganic Arsenic Content of Mining Impacted and Nonimpacted Chinese Rice

Zhu, Y-G., Sun, G. -X., Lei, M., Teng, M., Liu, Y. -X., Chen, N. -C., Wang, L. -H., Carey, A. M., Deacon, C., Raab, A., Meharg, A. A. & Williams, P. N., 01 Jul 2008, In : Environmental science & technology. 42, 13, p. 5008-5013 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

323 Citations (Scopus)

Inorganic arsenic in rice bran and its products are an order of magnitude higher than in bulk grain

Sun, G-X., Williams, P. N., Carey, A-M., Zhu, Y-G., Deacon, C., Raab, A., Feldmann, J., Islam, R. M. & Meharg, A. A., 01 Oct 2008, In : Environmental science & technology. 42, 19, p. 7542-7546 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

214 Citations (Scopus)

Inorganic arsenic levels in baby rice are of concern

Meharg, A. A., Sun, G., Williams, P. N., Adomako, E., Deacon, C., Zhu, Y-G., Feldmann, J. & Raab, A., Apr 2008, In : Environmental Pollution . 152, 3, p. 746-749 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

137 Citations (Scopus)

Inorganic arsenic levels in rice milk exceed EU and US drinking water standards

Meharg, A. A., Deacon, C., Campbell, R. C. J., Carey, A-M., Williams, P. N., Feldmann, J. & Raab, A., 2008, In : Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM. 10, 4, p. 428-431 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Citations (Scopus)
81 Citations (Scopus)

Regulation of arsenic mobility on basaltic glass surfaces by speciation and pH

Sigfusson, B., Meharg, A. A. & Gislason, S. R., 01 Dec 2008, In : Environmental science & technology. 42, 23, p. 8816-21 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Rice-arsenate interactions in hydroponics: whole genome transcriptional analysis

Norton, G. J., Lou-Hing, D. E., Meharg, A. A. & Price, A. H., May 2008, In : Journal of experimental botany. 59, 8, p. 2267-76 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

141 Citations (Scopus)

Rice-arsenate interactions in hydroponics: a three-gene model for tolerance

Norton, G. J., Nigar, M., Williams, P. N., Dasgupta, T., Meharg, A. A. & Price, A. H., May 2008, In : Journal of experimental botany. 59, 8, p. 2277-84 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Speciation and localization of arsenic in white and brown rice grains

Meharg, A. A., Lombi, E., Williams, P. N., Scheckel, K. G., Feldmann, J., Raab, A., Zhu, Y. & Islam, R., 15 Feb 2008, In : Environmental science & technology. 42, 4, p. 1051-1057 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

242 Citations (Scopus)
2007

Arsenic behaviour from groundwater and soil to crops: impacts on agriculture and food safety

Heikens, A., Panaullah, G. M., Meharg, A. A. & Meharg, A., 2007, In : Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology. 189, p. 43-87 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Citations (Scopus)

Can arsenic-phytochelatin complex formation be used as an indicator for toxicity in Helianthus annuus?

Raab, A., Ferreira, K., Meharg, A. A. & Feldmann, J., May 2007, In : Journal of experimental botany. 58, 6, p. 1333-8 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

71 Citations (Scopus)

Diclofenac disposition in Indian cow and goat with reference to Gyps vulture population declines

Taggart, M. A., Cuthbert, R., Das, D., Sashikumar, C., Pain, D. J., Green, R. E., Feltrer, Y., Shultz, S., Cunningham, A. A. & Meharg, A. A., May 2007, In : Environmental Pollution. 147, 1, p. 60-5 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Diclofenac residues in carcasses of domestic ungulates available to vultures in India

Taggart, M. A., Senacha, K. R., Green, R. E., Jhala, Y. V., Raghavan, B., Rahmani, A. R., Cuthbert, R., Pain, D. J. & Meharg, A. A., Aug 2007, In : Environment International. 33, 6, p. 759-65 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Citations (Scopus)

Greatly enhanced arsenic shoot assimilation in rice leads to elevated grain levels compared to wheat and barley

Williams, P. N., Villada, A., Deacon, C., Raab, A., Figuerola, J., Green, A. J., Feldmann, J. & Meharg, A. A., 01 Oct 2007, In : Environmental science & technology. 41, 19, p. 6854-9 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

450 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of an arsenic tolerant double mutant with a thiol-mediated component and increased arsenic tolerance in phyA mutants

Sung, D-Y., Lee, D., Harris, H., Raab, A., Feldmann, J., Meharg, A., Kumabe, B., Komives, E. A. & Schroeder, J. I., Mar 2007, In : The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology. 49, 6, p. 1064-1075 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Immunological determination of the pharmaceutical diclofenac in environmental and biological samples

Knopp, D., Deng, A., Letzel, M., Taggart, M., Himmelsbach, M., Zhu, Q. Z., Peröbner, I., Kudlak, B., Frey, S., Sengl, M., Buchberger, W., Hutchinson, C., Cunningham, A., Pain, D., Cuthbert, R., Raab, A., Meharg, A., Swan, G., Jhala, Y., Prakash, V. & 3 others, Rahmani, A., Quevedo, M. & Niessner, R., 2007, ACS Symposium Series. Vol. 966. p. 203-226 24 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 966).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Citations (Scopus)

Lead contamination and associated disease in captive and reintroduced red kites Milvus milvus in England

Pain, D. J., Carter, I., Sainsbury, A. W., Shore, R. F., Eden, P., Taggart, M. A., Konstantinos, S., Walker, L. A., Meharg, A. A. & Raab, A., 15 Apr 2007, In : The Science of the total environment. 376, 1-3, p. 116-27 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Citations (Scopus)
211 Citations (Scopus)

Pentavalent arsenic can bind to biomolecules

Raab, A., Wright, S. H., Jaspars, M., Meharg, A. A. & Feldmann, J., 2007, In : Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). 46, 15, p. 2594-7 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Suffer and survive: The extreme life of J.S. Haldane

Meharg, A. & Meharg, A., 25 Oct 2007, In : Nature. 449, 7165, p. 981-981 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The fate of 14C-naphthalene in soil microcosms containing Scots pine seedlings and enchytraeids

Uffindell, L. A. & Meharg, A. A., Feb 2007, In : Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39, 2, p. 560-566 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

The legacy of past manuring practices on soil contamination in remote rural areas

Davidson, D. A., Wilson, C. A., Meharg, A. A., Deacon, C. & Edwards, K. J., Jan 2007, In : Environment International. 33, 1, p. 78-83 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Uptake and translocation of inorganic and methylated arsenic species by plants

Raab, A., Williams, P. N., Meharg, A. & Feldmann, J., 2007, In : Environmental Chemistry Letters. 4, 3, p. 197-203 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

170 Citations (Scopus)
2006

After the Aznalcóllar mine spill: arsenic, zinc, selenium, lead and copper levels in the livers and bones of five waterfowl species

Taggart, M. A., Figuerola, J., Green, A. J., Mateo, R., Deacon, C., Osborn, D. & Meharg, A. A., Mar 2006, In : Environmental Research. 100, 3, p. 349-61 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations (Scopus)

Altered porphyrin excretion and histopathology of greylag geese (Anser anser) exposed to soil contaminated with lead and arsenic in the Guadalquivir Marshes, southwestern Spain

Mateo, R., Taggart, M. A., Green, A. J., Cristófol, C., Ramis, A., Lefranc, H., Figuerola, J., Meharg, A. A. & Meharg, A., Jan 2006, In : Environmental toxicology and chemistry. 25, 1, p. 203-12 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Ancient manuring practices pollute arable soils at the St Kilda World Heritage Site, Scottish North Atlantic

Meharg, A. A., Deacon, C., Edwards, K. J., Donaldson, M., Davidson, D. A., Spring, C., Scrimgeour, C. M., Feldmann, J. & Rabb, A., Sep 2006, In : Chemosphere. 64, 11, p. 1818-28 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

An ecotoxicological approach to assessing the impact of tanning industry effluent on river health

Mwinyihija, M., Meharg, A., Dawson, J., Strachan, N. J. C., Killham, K. & Meharg, A., Apr 2006, In : Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology. 50, 3, p. 316-24 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Arsenate causes differential acute toxicity to two P-deprived genotypes of rice seedlings (Oryza sativa L.)

Geng, C. N., Zhu, Y. G., Hu, Y., Williams, P. & Meharg, A. A., Jan 2006, In : Plant and Soil. 279, 1, p. 297-306 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Citations (Scopus)

Arsenic sequestration in iron plaque, its accumulation and speciation in mature rice plants (Oryza sativa L.)

Liu, W. J., Zhu, Y. G., Hu, Y., Williams, P., Gault, A. G., Meharg, A. A., Charnock, J. M. & Smith, F. A., 15 Sep 2006, In : Environmental science & technology. 40, 18, p. 5730-6 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

306 Citations (Scopus)

Codeposition of organic carbon and arsenic in Bengal Delta aquifers

Meharg, A. A., Scrimgeour, C., Hossain, S. A., Fuller, K., Cruickshank, K., Williams, P. N. & Kinniburgh, D. G., 15 Aug 2006, In : Environmental science & technology. 40, 16, p. 4928-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

83 Citations (Scopus)

Co-deposition of organic carbon and arsenic in Bengal Delta aquifers.

Williams, P., Meharg, A., Scrimgeour, C., Hossain, SA., Fuller, K., Cruickshank, K. & Kinniburgh, DG., 2006, In : Environmental science & technology. 40, p. 4928-4935 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

83 Citations (Scopus)

Ecotoxicological screening of Kenyan tannery dust using a luminescent-based bacterial biosensor

Mwinyihija, M., Strachan, N. J. C., Rotariu, O., Standing, D., Meharg, A. & Killham, K., Feb 2006, In : International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 16, 1, p. 47-58 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Increase in rice grain arsenic for regions of Bangladesh irrigating paddies with elevated arsenic in groundwaters.

Williams, P., Islam, MR., Adomako, EE., Hossain, SA., Zhu, YG., Feldmann, J. & Meharg, A., 15 Aug 2006, In : Environmental science & technology. 40, 16, p. 4903-8 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

358 Citations (Scopus)

Iron plaque formation, arsenic uptake and speciation in different genotypes of mature rice plants (Oryza sativa L.)

Williams, P., Meharg, A., Liu, W-J., Zhu, YG., Hu, Y., Gault, AG., Charnock, JM. & Smith, FA., 2006, In : Environmental science & technology. 40, p. 5730-5736 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

308 Citations (Scopus)

Lead isotopes and lead shot ingestion in the globally threatened marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) and white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

Svanberg, F., Mateo, R., Hillström, L., Green, A. J., Taggart, M. A., Raab, A., Meharg, A. A. & Meharg, A., 01 Nov 2006, In : The Science of the total environment. 370, 2-3, p. 416-24 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Removing the threat of diclofenac to critically endangered Asian vultures

Swan, G., Naidoo, V., Cuthbert, R., Green, R. E., Pain, D. J., Swarup, D., Prakash, V., Taggart, M., Bekker, L., Das, D., Diekmann, J., Diekmann, M., Killian, E., Meharg, A., Patra, R. C., Saini, M., Wolter, K. & Meharg, A., Mar 2006, In : PLoS biology. 4, 3, p. 395-402 8 p., e66.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

107 Citations (Scopus)

The potential for kelp manufacture to lead to arsenic pollution of remote Scottish islands

Riekie, G. J., Williams, P. N., Raab, A. & Meharg, A. A., Oct 2006, In : Chemosphere. 65, 2, p. 332-342 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Toxicity of diclofenac to Gyps vultures

Swan, G. E., Cuthbert, R., Quevedo, M., Green, R. E., Pain, D. J., Bartels, P., Cunningham, A. A., Duncan, N., Meharg, A. A., Oaks, J. L., Parry-Jones, J., Shultz, S., Taggart, M. A., Verdoorn, G. & Wolter, K., 22 Jun 2006, In : Biology Letters. 2, 2, p. 279-82 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

124 Citations (Scopus)
2005

Arsenic levels in the soils and macrophytes of the 'Entremuros' after the Aznalcóllar mine spill

Taggart, M. A., Carlisle, M., Pain, D. J., Williams, R., Green, D., Osborn, D. & Meharg, A. A., Jan 2005, In : Environmental Pollution. 133, 1, p. 129-38 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the occupational risk of dust particles in the Kenyan tanning industry using rapid image processing and microscopy techniques

Mwinyihija, M., Killham, K., Rotariu, O., Meharg, A. & Strachan, N. J. C., Feb 2005, In : International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 15, 1, p. 53-62 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Biosensor based toxicity dissection of tannery and associated environmental samples

Mwinyihija, M., Strachan, N. J. C., Meharg, A. & Killham, K., Dec 2005, In : Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association. 100, 12, p. 481-490 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon availability affects nitrogen source utilisation by Hymenoscyphus ericae

Grelet, G-A., Meharg, A. A. & Alexander, I. J., Apr 2005, In : Mycological Research. 109, Pt 4, p. 469-77 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

Direct evidence showing the effect of root surface iron plaque on arsenite and arsenate uptake into rice (Oryza sativa) roots

Chen, Z., Zhu, Y-G., Liu, W-J., Meharg, A. A. & Meharg, A., Jan 2005, In : The New phytologist. 165, 1, p. 91-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

226 Citations (Scopus)