Dr Niels Munksgaard
Adjunct Principal Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (part-time contract position) Cairns Campus
Telephone: 07 4042 1545
MSc Geology (with speciality in Petrology and Geochemistry) University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ph.D Geology (with speciality in Geochemistry), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Research Fellow (part-time / contract position) at SEES, Cairns Campus working with Professor Michael Bird on developing the Mobile Isotope Monitoring for Environmental Studies (MIMES) facility for the analysis of stable isotopes (Hydrogen, Carbon, and Oxygen).
Senior Research Fellow (part-time) at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. The main focus of my position is research in environmental chemistry with an emphasis on development of analytical techniques in support of research and teaching programs and to offer consultancy services to industry and government agencies.
Australia, Denmark, Antarctica, Scandinavia
Analytical techniques, environmental monitoring, geochemistry and water chemistry with instrumental experience with ICP-MS with laser ablation, ICP-AES, AAS, ETV-AAS, Voltametry (ASV), FIA, Electron Microprobe (WDS/EDS), Synchrotron XFM, XRF, XRD, HPLC, GC-MS, SIRMS, WS-CRDS.
Frostick, A., Bollhófer, A., Parry, D., Munksgaard, N. and Evans, K. (2008). Radioactive and radiogenic isotopes in sediments from Cooper Creek, Western Arnhem Land. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 99, 468-482.
Lottermoser, B.G., Ashley, P.M. and Munksgaard, N.C. (2008). Biogeochemistry of Pb-Zn gossans, northwest Queensland, Australia: Implications for mineral exploration and mine site rehabilitation. Applied Geochemistry 23, 723-742.
Lottermoser, B.G., Daniell, M., Munksgaard, N.C. and Ashley, P. (2008). Assessment of covers for the reclamation of base metal tailings, Cannington Silver-Lead-Zinc mine. Sustainable Development Conference, Darwin 15-19 Sept. 2008.
Lottermoser, B.G., Munksgaard, N.C. and Daniell, M. (2009). Trace Element Uptake by Mitchell Grasses Grown on Mine Wastes, Cannington Ag–Pb–Zn Mine, Australia: Implications for Mined Land Reclamation. Water, Air, Soil Pollution 203, 243–259.
Munksgaard, N.C. and Lottermoser, B.G. (2010). Mobility and potential bioavailability of traffic-derived trace metals in a ‘wet–dry’ tropical region, Northern Australia. Environmental Earth Science 60, 1447-1458.
Munksgaard, N.C. and Lottermoser, B.G. (2010). Effects of Wood Bark and Fertilizer Amendment on Trace Element Mobility in Mine Soils, Broken Hill, Australia: Implications for Mined Land Reclamation. Environmental Quality 34, 2054-2062.
Munksgaard, N.C., Taylor, M.P. and Mackay A. (2010). Recognising and responding to the obvious: the source of lead pollution at Mount Isa and the likely health impacts. Medical Journal of Australia 193 (3), 131-132.
Munksgaard, N.C. and Lottermoser, B.G. (2011). Fertilizer Amendment of Mining-Impacted Soils from Broken Hill, Australia: Fixation or Release of Contaminants? Water, Air & Soil Pollution 215, 373-397.
Padovan A.C., Munksgaard N.C., Alvarez, B., McGuinness K., Parry D.L. and Gibb K. S. (2011). Bioconcentration of metals by the tropical sponge, Spheciospongia vagabunda: synchrotron X-ray imaging reveals the micron-scale distribution of accumulated metals. Hydrobiologia (accepted).
Tillet B.J., Meekan M.G., Parry D.L., Munksgaard N.C., Field I.C., Thorburn D. and Bradshaw C.J.A (2011). Decoding fingerprints – elemental composition of vertebrae map age-related habitat use in two morphologically similar sharks. Marine Ecology Progress Series (accepted).