Welcome to the Biogeochemistry and Ecotoxicology group at La Trobe University

Our research investigates biogeochemical processes in aquatic ecosystems, the bioavailability and toxicity of contaminants, the response of aquatic ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic stressors and the effects of abiotic factors on aquatic biota. We use a range of field and laboratory techniques to address specific research questions. Our field sites span tropical, temperate and alpine environments including alpine streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, both nationally and internationally. We also use controlled laboratory experiments to understand chemical processes, interactions of biota with their chemical environment, and the bioavailability and toxicity of contaminants.

This group is jointly run by Associate Professor Ewen Silvester and Dr Aleicia Holland.