Associate Professor Michael Warne

Associate Professor

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science
michael.warne@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69056

Overview

Research Interests

  • The fate and effects of pollutants on ecosystems
    Environmental Sciences, Ecotoxicology, Effects of pollutants on plants and animals, fate and tranpsport of pollutants, ecotoxicity of mixtures, environmental quality guidelines, effects of multiple stressors, ecological risk assessment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, UoN
  • PhD, Griff

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Honours Projects with the Reef Catchments Science Partnership

    We are interested in supervising honours students in the following broad areas:

    • Risk and hazard based projects
    • Analysing temporal trends in data projects
    • GIS-based projects
    • Pesticide mixtures projects
    • Maximising the value of real-time water quality monitoring projects
    • Miscellaneous projects.

    There are a number of priority projects that we will give priority to undertaking in the student selection process. These are of greatest interest and will be of greatest scientific value.

    Students undertaking priority projects are guaranteed a $5 000 stipend, however we can only supervise three honours students per year.

    The priority projects are:

    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in nitrate loads in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in pesticide concentrations in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in sediment loads non-PSII herbicides in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in the toxicity of pesticide mixtures in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Using GIS techniques to predict the toxicity of pesticide mixtures for every one-kilometre reach of rivers that drain to the GBR
    • Fingerprinting Water: Using real-time monitoring spectra to predict the concentrations of pesticides

    Process for applying and selecting honours students

    • Students email Assoc. Prof. Michael Warne (michael.warne@uq.edu.au) or Dr Ryan Turner (ryan.turner@uq.edu.au) expressing an interest in working on one of more honours projects.
    • Students will be selected on the following basis:
      • preference will be given to students interested in working on the priority honours projects
      • preference will be given to students who have completed Pollution Science
      • their grade point average of students
      • the eagerness of the students to work on projects.

    Projects will be supervised by staff from the Reef Catchments Science Partnership, the Queensland Department of Environment and Science and other UQ departments.

View all Available Projects

Publications

Book Chapter

  • Riechelt-Bruschett, Amanda, Howe, Pelli L., Chariton, Anthony A. and Warne, Michael St J. (2023). Assessing organism and community responses. Marine pollution – monitoring, management and mitigation. (pp. 53-74) edited by Amanda Riechelt-Bruschett. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-10127-4_3

  • Warne, Michael St. J. and Riechelt-Bruschett, Amanda (2023). Pesticides and biocides in marine ecosystems. Marine pollution – monitoring, management and mitigation. (pp. 53-108) edited by Amanda Riechelt-Bruschett. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-10127-4_7

  • Reichelt-Brushett, Amanda, Howe, Pelli L., Chariton, Anthony A. and Warne, Michael St. J. (2023). Assessing Organism and Community Responses. Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment. (pp. 53-74) Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-10127-4_3

  • Warne, Michael St. J. and Reichelt-Brushett, Amanda (2023). Pesticides and Biocides. Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment. (pp. 155-184) Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-10127-4_7

  • Warne, Michael StJ. and van Dam, Rick (2020). Regulation and management of chemicals in Australia: A 2019 update. Fundamentals of ecotoxicology . (pp. 473-481) edited by Michael C. Newman. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press.

  • McLaughlin, Mike, Lofts, Steve, Warne, Michael St. J., Amorim, Monica J. B., Fairbrother, Anne, Lanno, Roman, Hendershot, William, Schlekat, Chris E., Ma, Yibing and Paton, Graeme I. (2010). Derivation of ecologically based soil standards for trace elements. Soil quality standards for trace elements: derivation, implementation, and interpretation. (pp. 7-80) edited by Graham Merrington and Ilse Schoeters. Boca Raton, FL ; Pensacola, FL, United States: CRC Press ; SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry). doi: 10.1201/b10293-9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Warne, Michael St J., King, Olivia and Smith, Rachael A. (2018). Ecotoxicity thresholds for ametryn, diuron, hexazinone and simazine in fresh and marine waters. 2nd International Conference on Deriving Environmental Quality Standards for the Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems (EQSPAE), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 18-20 June 2016. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-1097-5

  • Warne, Michael, Smith, Rachael, Turner, Ryan, Waters, David, Ellis, Rob, Shaw, Mel, Silburn, Mark D., Carroll, Chris, Martin, Katherine, Mueller, Jochen, Schaffelke, Britta, McCosker, Kevin, Wallace, Rohan, Huggins, Rae, Tindall, Dan, Bennett, John, Chinn, Chris, Henry, Nyssa, Gale, Kevin, Honchin, Carol and Yorkston, Hugh (2014). Reducing pesticide loads to help protect the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: An integrated endeavour to change land management practices on a massive scale. 248th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), San Francisco, CA, United States, 10-14 August 2014. Washington, DC, United States: American Chemical Society.

  • Tang, Janet, Escher, Beate, Altenburger, Rolf, Dutt, Mriga, Glenn, Eva, McCarty, Shane, Neale, Peta, van Daele, Charlotte and Warne, Michael St John (2013). Effect-based water quality trigger values accounting for mixture effects of organic micropollutants in recycled water. 3rd SETAC Australasia Conference: Melbourne 2013, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1-3 October, 2013. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: SETAC Australasia.

  • Turner, R. D.R., Smith, R. A., Huggins, R. L., Wallace, R. M., Warne, M. St J. and Waters, D. K. (2013). Monitoring to enhance modelling - A loads monitoring program for validation of catchment models. 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 1 - 6 December 2013. Canberra, ACT, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Escher, Beate I., Altenburger, Rolf, Card, Marcella, Dutt, Mriga, Glenn, Eva, McCarty, Shane, Neale, Peta, Stalter, Daniel, Tang, Janet Y. M., van Daele, Charlotte and Warne, Michael St. J. (2013). What's in our water ? Bioanalytical tools for assessment of micropollutants, mixtures and transformation products. Micropol & Ecohazard 2013: 8th IWA Specialized Conference on Assessment and control of micropollutants and hazardous substances in water, Zurich, Switzerland, 16-20 June, 2013. London, United Kingdom: International Water Association (IWA).

  • Smith, R., Turner, R., Vardy, S. and Warne, M. (2011). Using a convolution integral model for assessing pesticide dissipation time at the end of catchments in the Great Barrier Reef Australia. 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, Perth, WA Australia, 12-16 December 2011. Canberra, ACT Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Smith, R., Turner, R., Vardy, S. and Warne, M. (2011). Using a convolution integral model for assessing pesticide dissipation time at the end of catchments in the Great Barrier Reef Australia. 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), Perth, WA, Australia, 12-16 December 2011. Christchurch, New Zealand: Modelling and Simulation Society Australia and New Zealand.

  • Warne, Michael St. John, McLaughlin, Michael John, Heemsbergen, Diane Alida, Whatmuff, Mark, Broos, Kris, Bell, Michael, Barry, Glenn, Nash, David, Butler, Craig, Pritchard, Debbie, Penney, Nancy, Langdon, Kate, Kookana, Rai, Shareef, Ali and Smernik, Ronald (2010). The use of biosolids in Australian agriculture – influence of research and future developments. Brazilian national workshop sponsored by the Brazilian Department of Agriculture, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 19–20 May 2009. Sao Paulo, Brazil: FEPAF Foundation of Studies and Agricultural Research and Florestai.

  • Leece, D. R., Low, G. K.C., Warne, M. St J., Manning, T. M., Chapman, J. C. and Koop, K. (2000). Opportunities for expanded use of soil, plant and water analysis in environmental management. 1999 International Symposiumon Soil and Plant Analysis, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 22-26 March 199. New York, NY, United States: Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/00103620009370575

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Honours Projects with the Reef Catchments Science Partnership

    We are interested in supervising honours students in the following broad areas:

    • Risk and hazard based projects
    • Analysing temporal trends in data projects
    • GIS-based projects
    • Pesticide mixtures projects
    • Maximising the value of real-time water quality monitoring projects
    • Miscellaneous projects.

    There are a number of priority projects that we will give priority to undertaking in the student selection process. These are of greatest interest and will be of greatest scientific value.

    Students undertaking priority projects are guaranteed a $5 000 stipend, however we can only supervise three honours students per year.

    The priority projects are:

    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in nitrate loads in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in pesticide concentrations in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in sediment loads non-PSII herbicides in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Statistical analysis of temporal trends in the toxicity of pesticide mixtures in rivers that discharge to the Great Barrier Reef
    • Using GIS techniques to predict the toxicity of pesticide mixtures for every one-kilometre reach of rivers that drain to the GBR
    • Fingerprinting Water: Using real-time monitoring spectra to predict the concentrations of pesticides

    Process for applying and selecting honours students

    • Students email Assoc. Prof. Michael Warne (michael.warne@uq.edu.au) or Dr Ryan Turner (ryan.turner@uq.edu.au) expressing an interest in working on one of more honours projects.
    • Students will be selected on the following basis:
      • preference will be given to students interested in working on the priority honours projects
      • preference will be given to students who have completed Pollution Science
      • their grade point average of students
      • the eagerness of the students to work on projects.

    Projects will be supervised by staff from the Reef Catchments Science Partnership, the Queensland Department of Environment and Science and other UQ departments.