Sediment quality assessment publications

By December 15th, 2010

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Sediment quality assessment frameworks for water ecosystems.

Reviews and book chapters

Babut MP, Batley GE, Camusso M, den Besten PJ, de Deckere E, 2005, ‘Overview of sediment quality guidelines and their uses in Europe and Australia’, In: Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments, Wenning R, Batley G, Ingersoll C, Moore D (eds), SETAC Press, Pensacola FL, USA.

Batley GE, Stahl RG, Babut MP, Bott TL, Clark JR, Field LJ, Ho K, Mount DR, Swartz RC, Tessier A, 2005, ‘The scientific underpinnings of sediment quality guidelines’, In: Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments, Wenning R, Batley G, Ingersoll C, Moore D (eds), SETAC Press, Pensacola FL, USA.

Heise T, Britton G, Stone A, Simpson SL, Dawson I, 2005, ‘Newcastle port sediment toxicity investigations to identify sediment suitable for unconfined sea disposal’, In: Proc. Coasts and Ports Conference, 21-23 September, Adelaide, South Australia, pp.5.

Simpson SL, Batley GE, Chariton AA, Stauber JL, King CK, Chapman JC, Hyne RV, Gale SA, Roach AC, Maher WA, 2005, Handbook for Sediment Quality Assessment, CSIRO: Bangor, NSW, ISBN 0-643-09197-1.

Wenning RJ, Adams WJ, Batley GE, Berry WJ, Birge WJ, Burton GA, Douglas WS, Engler RM, Ingersoll CG, Moore D, Stahl RG, 2005, ‘Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments’, In: Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments, Wenning R, Batley G, Ingersoll C, Moore D (eds), SETAC Press, Pensacola FL, USA.

Batley GE, Humphrey CL Apte SC, Stauber JL, 2003, A Practical Guide to the Application of the ANZECC/ARMCANZ Water Quality Guidelines for the Mining Industry, Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research, Brisbane, Qld.


King CK, Gale SA, Stauber JL, 2006, ‘Acute toxicity and bioaccumulation of aqueous and sediment bound metals in the estuarine amphipod Melita plumulosa‘, Environmental Toxicology, 21: 489-504.

King CK, Gale SA, Hyne RV, Stauber JL, Simpson SL, Hickey CW, 2006, ‘Comparison of the sensitivities of common Australian and New Zealand amphipods to metal-spiked sediments’, Chemosphere, 63: 1466-1476.

Simpson SL, Burston VL, Jolley DF, Chau K, 2006, ‘Application of surrogate methods for assessing the bioavailability of PAHs in sediments to a sediment ingesting bivalve’, Chemosphere, 65: 2401-2410.

Chapman H, Simpson SL, 2005, ‘Direct toxicity assessment (DTA) of acid mine water from the Mt Morgan mine site, Central Queensland, Australia’, Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 11: 93-99.

Jones MA, Stauber JL, Apte SC, Simpson SL, Vincente-Beckett V, Johnson R, Duivenvoorden L, 2005, ‘A risk assessment approach to contaminants in Port Curtis, Queensland, Australia’, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 51: 448-458.

King CK, Simpson SL, Smith SV, Stauber JL, Batley GE, 2005, ‘Short term accumulation of Cd and Cu from water, sediment and algae by the amphipod Melita plumulosa and the bivalve Tellina deltoidalis‘, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 287: 177-188.

Simpson SL, 2005, ‘An exposure-effect model for calculating copper effect concentrations in sediments with varying copper binding properties: a synthesis’, Environmental Science and Technology, 39, 7089-7096.

Simpson SL, King CK, 2005, ‘Exposure-pathway models explain causality in whole-sediment toxicity tests’, Environmental Science and Technology, 39: 837-843.

Adams MS, Stauber JL, 2004, ‘Development of a whole-sediment toxicity test using a benthic marine microalga’, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23: 1957-1968.

Jung RF, Batley GE, 2004, ‘Freezing of sediments inappropriate for pore water selenium analysis’, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49: 295-298.

King CK, Dowse MC, Simpson SL, Jolley DF, 2004, ‘An assessment of five Australian polychaetes and bivalves for use in whole sediment toxicity tests: toxicity and accumulation of copper and zinc from water and sediment’, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 47: 314-323.

Rogers NJ, Apte SC, 2004, ‘Azo dye method for mapping relative sediment enzyme activity in situ at precise spatial locations’, Environmental Science and Technology, 36: 5134-5140.

Simpson SL, Maher EJ, Jolley DF, 2004, ‘Processes controlling the transport and retention of groundwater-derived metals in estuarine sediments’, Chemosphere, 56: 821-831.

Simpson SL, 2004, ‘How (not) to spike sediments: establishing toxicity thresholds or effects concentrations for benthic organisms’, SETAC Globe, Jan-Feb, pp.28-30.

Stauber JL, Adams MS, Simpson SL, 2004, ‘Use of flow cytometry in marine sediment toxicity testing with benthic microalgae’, SETAC Globe, Jan-Feb, pp.31-33.

Jung RF, Jones DR, Batley GE, 2003, ‘Corer-reactors for contaminant flux measurement in sediments’, Journal of Environmental Quality, 32: 1905-1910.

Simpson SL, Batley GE, 2003, ‘Disturbances to metal partitioning during toxicity testing of iron(II)-rich pore waters and whole sediments’, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 22: 424-432.

Simpson SL, Angel BM, Jolley DF, 2003, ‘Metal equilibration in laboratory-contaminated (spiked) sediments used for the development of whole-sediment toxicity tests’, Chemosphere, 54: 597-609.

Teasdale PR, Apte SC, Batley GE, Ford PW, Koehnken L, 2003, ‘The geochemical cycle of copper in sediments and waters of Macquarie Harbour, Western Tasmania’, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 57: 475-487.

Batley GE, Burton GA, Chapman PM, Forbes VE, 2002, ‘Uncertainties in sediment quality weight of evidence assessments’, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 8: 1517-1547.

Burton GA Jr, Batley GE, Chapman PM, Forbes VE, Schlekat CE, Smith EP, den Besten PJ, Bailer J, Reynoldson T, Green AS, Dwyer RL, 2002, ‘A weight-of-evidence framework for assessing sediment (or other) contamination: Improving certainty in the decision-making process’, Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 8: 1675-1696.

Chapman PM, Wang F, Germano JD, Batley GE, 2002, ‘Pore water testing and analysis: the good, the bad and the ugly’, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 44: 359-366.

Simpson SL, Pryor ID, Mewburn B, Batley GE, Jolley D, 2002, ‘Considerations for capping metal-contaminated sediments in dynamic estuarine environments’, Environmental Science and Technology, 36: 3772-3778.

Batley GE, 2001, ‘Assessing sediment quality’, SETAC Globe, 2: 37-38.

Batley GE, Maher WA, 2001, ‘The development and application of ANZECC sediment quality guidelines’, Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 7: 79-90.

Simpson SL, 2001, ‘A rapid screening method for acid volatile sulfide in sediments’, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 20: 2657-2661.

Simpson SL, Rochford L, Birch GF, 2001, ‘Geochemical influences on metal partitioning in contaminated estuarine sediments’, Marine and Freshwater Research, 53: 9-17.