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Associate Professor Mark Lund

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5644, Email: m.lund@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.338
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5644
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5070
Email: m.lund@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.338  

 

Mark is an Associate Professor in Environmental Management within the School of Science and is Co-Principal of the Mine Water and Environment Research Centre.

Current Teaching

I teach in the broad area of aquatic ecology, with an emphasis on aquatic chemistry and pollution at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also teach in general ecology and environmental science. On occasions I cover experimental design and research methods. I supervise a range of students for individual and group projects.

Background

  • 1993-1997 Associate Lecturer (A) in Environmental Management (Edith Cowan University).
  • 1997-2000 Lecturer (B) in Environmental Management (Edith Cowan University)
  • 2001-2007 Senior Lecturer (C) in Environmental Management (Edith Cowan University)
  • 1997-2000 Undergraduate Coordinator for Environmental Management
  • 2000-2001 Honours and Postgraduate Coordinator for Environmental Management
  • 2002-2003 Postgraduate Coordinator for Natural Sciences
  • 2003-2007 Program leader for the Centre for Sustainable Mine Lakes (Centre of Excellence)
  • 2005-2012 Coordinator of fee-paying postgraduate courses with the School.
  • 2006-2012 Head of the School of Natural Sciences
  • 2008- Associate Professor in Environmental Management (Edith Cowan University)
  • 2008- Co-Principal of the Mine Water and Environment Research Centre

Professional Memberships

  • International Water Association
  • Australian Society for Limnology
  • North American Lake Management Society
  • International Association for Limnology
  • Royal Society of Western Australia (Secretary for 2 years)
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • International Mine Water Association

Research Areas and Interests

My research interests are in applied aquatic ecology, with a focus on chemistry. This covers restoration/rehabilitation/management of these lakes. My other major interest is in mine pit lakes, everything from remediation of acid mine drainage, through to the establishment and encouragement of biological communities and issues around their closure.

Qualifications

  • , Murdoch University, 1992.
  • , Murdoch University, 1987.
  • , Murdoch University, 1986.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Developing closure criteria for river diversions: an alternative to reference sites,  Australian Coal Association,  Australian Coal Association Research Program,  2016 - 2018,  $445,293.
  • Yellagonga water quality monitoring service 2017/18,  City of Joondalup,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $47,334.
  • Coal pit lake closure by river flow-through: Risks and opportunities,  Australian Coal Association,  Australian Coal Association Research Program,  2014 - 2017,  $1,261,715.
  • Testing hay as an in-situ remediation option for acidic pit lakes in the Pilbara,  Rio Tinto Ltd,  Grant,  2015 - 2017,  $52,200.
  • Extension to Midge and Related Research at Lake Joondalup (25746),  City of Joondalup,  Grant,  2010 - 2017,  $422,967.
  • Pilot Malting Australia - Commercial Validation Project,  Grains Research & Development Corporation,  Meeting Market Requirements,  2013 - 2016,  $478,803.
  • Educational pilot accommodating rehabilitation of WA Pilbara,  Koodaideri Contracting Services Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $104,715.
  • Point Fraser Monitoring and Evaluation Program,  City of Perth,  Grant,  2009 - 2016,  $313,392.
  • Evaluation of a mosquito control program and development of best practice protocols by the Shire of Kalamunda,  Department of Health WA,  Funding Initiative for Mosquito Management in Western Australia,  2014 - 2015,  $181,296.
  • Microbial metagenomics: A next-generation DNA sequencing approach to improving river condition assessment ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014 - 2015,  $13,450.
  • Enhancing ecological values of coal pit lakes with simple nutrients additions and bankside vegetation,  Australian Coal Association,  Australian Coal Association Research Program,  2012 - 2014,  $376,386.
  • Evaluating the performance of "the Water Cleanser" produced by Marine Easy Clean,  Marine Easy Clean Pty Ltd,  Department of Commerce / Innovation Vouchers Program - Grant),  2012 - 2014,  $25,000.
  • Bioremediation as a potential treatment to improve iron-ore pit lake water quality in the Pilbara, WA,  Rio Tinto Ltd,  Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $174,131.
  • City of Cockburn: Adult Midge Identification,  City of Cockburn,  Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $1,596.
  • Midge & Water Quality Desktop Audit,  City of Cockburn,  Grant,  2012,  $14,800.
  • Evaulating the effectiveness of bioremediation for treatment of acid sulfate soil affected lakes,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $80,016.
  • Understanding Pit Lake Resources within the Collie Basin,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $269,997.
  • Temporal Variability and Ecosystem Function of the Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities of the Kemerton Wetlands,  Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd,  Scholarship,  2009 - 2011,  $34,043.
  • Use and Water Quality Remediation of Acidic Coal Pit Lakes by Adjacent Aquaculture ,  Australian Coal Association,  Australian Coal Association Research Program,  2010 - 2011,  $237,462.
  • Rio Tinto Bioremediation: Scoping Study Proposal,  Rio Tinto Ltd,  Grant,  2010,  $82,500.
  • Biology and Habitat Requirements of Blackstriped Jollytail ,  Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd,  Scholarship,  2008 - 2010,  $60,257.
  • Overcoming Limitations to Bulk Organic Bioremediation of Acid Coal Mine Lakes,  Australian Coal Association,  Australian Coal Association Research Program,  2009 - 2010,  $254,143.
  • Midge and Related Research at Lake Joondalup,  City of Wanneroo,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $120,955.
  • Can Mulching and Planting of the Riparian Zone of an Acid Sulphate Affected Wetland Improve Water Quality or Enhance Aquatic Ecological Value?,  City of Stirling,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $15,555.
  • How do Acid Sulphate Soils Interact with Stormwater and Wetlands Constructed to Reduce Nutrient Loading: A Case Study of Brushfield Constructed Wetland in City of Stirling,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $18,182.
  • Macroinvertebrate Sampling in the KSS Project Area Wetlands,  Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $40,515.
  • Development of a Rehabilitation Plan for the Dredge Ponds of the Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd Operational Site,  Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $10,111.
  • Liege Street Wetland Aeration Trial,  Swan River Trust,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $14,000.
  • Extension of the Monitoring Program for the Collinsville Pit Lake Remediation Experiment,  Xstrata Coal,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $65,648.
  • Rehabilitation of Kemerton Silica Sands Dredge Ponds: Natural Wetland Characterisation,  Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $17,898.
  • Remediation of acid coalmine lakes using biological processes and organic matter,  Australian Coal Association,  Australian Coal Association Research Program,  2004 - 2008,  $177,288.
  • Rehabilitation of Kemerton Silica Sands Dredge Ponds: Rehabilitation Assessment Improvement,  Kemerton Silica Sand Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $32,472.
  • Development of an innovative treatment system for acidity problems in an urban lake (Spoonbill Lakes) resulting from acid sulfate soils,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $70,000.
  • Midge Desktop Audit Brief,  City of Joondalup,  Grant,  2007,  $7,273.
  • Midge research at Lake Joondalup,  City of Wanneroo,  Grant,  2005,  $45,416.
  • Assessment of ecological risk associated with irrigation systems in the Ord - Phase 2 - Ecological risk assessment and the impact of irrigation return on biodiversity in the Lower Ord River.,  Water and Rivers Commission WA,  Grant,  2002 - 2005,  $80,244.
  • Capel Dry Plant discharge Water Environmental Impact Study,  Iluka Resources Limited,  Grant,  2003,  $17,398.
  • Optimising the design of constructed wetlands for stormwater quality management,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2000 - 2002,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Radhakrishnan, N., McCullough, C., Lund, M., (2013), Pit Lakes in Australia. Acidic Pit Lakes - The Legacy of Coal and Metal Surface Mines, 342-361, Berlin, Germany, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29384-9.

Conference Publications

  • Blanchette, M., Lund, M., (2017), Biophysical Closure Criteria Without Reference Sites: Evaluating River Diversions Around Mines. Mine Water & Circular Economy, 1, , 437 ? 445, Lappeenranta, Finland (Lappeenranta University of Technology)..
  • Ashby, A., Van Etten, E., Lund, M., (2016), Pitfalls of gold mine sites in care and maintenance. Mine Closure 2016: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mine Closure, 313-324, Crawley, Western Australia, Australian Centre for Geomechanics.
  • Blanchette, M., Lund, M., Stoney, R., Short, D., Harkin, C., (2016), Bio-physical closure criteria without reference sites: realistic targets in modified rivers. Proceedings of the International Mine Water Association 2016, 586?592.
  • Macdonald, K., Lund, M., Blanchette, M., (2015), Impacts of artisanal small-scale gold mining on water quality of a tropical river (Surow River, Ghana). 10th ICARD-IMWA 2015 conference proceedings, 1-12, Chile, Gecamin.
  • Lund, M., McCullough, C., (2015), Addition of bulk organic matter to acidic pit lakes may facilitate closure. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage and IMWA Annual Conference, 1928-1938, Brown, A. et al.
  • Lund, M., Blanchette, M., (2014), Are we approaching pit lake closure from the wrong perspective?. Proceedings of the International Mine Water Association Congress 2014, 720-724, IMWA.
  • Macdonald, K., Lund, M., Blanchette, M., McCullough, C., (2014), Regulation of artisanal small scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana and Indonesia as currently implemented fails to adequately protect aquatic ecosystems. Proceedings of the International Mine Water Association 2014, 401-405, IMWA.
  • Lund, M., Van Etten, E., McCullough, C., (2013), Importance of catchment vegetation and design to long-term rehabilitation of acidic pit lakes. Proceedings of the International Mine Water Association Conference 2013, II(August 6-9, 2013), 1029-1034, Wendelstein, Germany, International Mine Water Assoc.
  • Lund, M., McCullough, C., Radhakrishnan, N., (2012), The Collie Pit Lake District, Western Australia: An Overview. International Mine Water Association Symposium 2012, Bunbury, Western Australia Proceedings , 287-294, Perth, International Mine Water Association.
  • McCullough, C., Radhakrishnan, N., Lund, M., Newport, M., Ballot, E., Short, D., (2012), Riverine breach and subsequent decant of an acidic pit lake: evaluating the effects of riverine flow-through on lake stratification and chemistry. International Mine Water Association Symposium (2012: Bunbury, Western Australia) Proceedings, 533-540, Perth, International Mine Water Association.
  • Radhakrishnan, N., McCullough, C., Lund, M., (2012), Upper and lower concentration thresholds for bioremediation of acid mine drainage using bulk organic substrates. International Mine Water Association Symposium Proceedings , 525-532, Perth, WA, International Mine Water Association.

Journal Articles

  • Kumar, N., McCullough, C., Lund, M., Larranaga Arrizabalaga, X., (2016), Assessment of factors limiting algal growth in acidic pit lakes?a case study from Western Australia, Australia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(6), 5915-5924, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5829-0.
  • Blanchette, M., Lund, M., (2016), Pit lakes are a global legacy of mining: an integrated approach to achieving sustainable ecosystems and value for communities. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 23(open issue, part 1), 28-34, DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.11.012.
  • Staples, K., Oosthuizen, J., Lund, M., (2016), Effectiveness of S-Methoprene Briquets and Application Method for Mosquito Control in Urban Road Gullies/Catch Basins/Gully Pots in a Mediterranean Climate: Implications for Ross River Virus Transmission. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 32(3), 203-209, United States of America, American Mosquito Control Association, DOI: 10.2987/16-6563.1.
  • Galeotti, D., Castalanelli, MA., Groth, DM., McCullough, C., Lund, M., (2015), Genotypic and morphological variation between Galaxiella nigrostriata (Galaxiidae) populations: implications for conservation. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(2), 187-194, Clayton, VIC, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/MF13289.
  • Van Etten, E., McCullough, C., Lund, M., (2014), Setting goals and choosing appropriate reference sites for restoring mine pit lakes as aquatic ecosystems: case study from south west Australia. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy Section A: Mining Technology, 123(1), 9-19, Maney Publishing, DOI: 10.1179/1743286313Y.0000000051.
  • Radhakrishnan, N., McCullough, C., Lund, M., (2013), Upper and lower concentration thresholds for bulk organic substrates in bioremediation of acid mine drainage. Mine Water and the Environment, 32(4), 285-292, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10230-013-0242-8.
  • Van Etten, E., McCullough, C., Lund, M., (2012), Importance of topography and topsoil selection and storage in successfully rehabilitating post-closure sand mines featuring pit lakes. Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy Section A: Mining Technology, 121(3), 139-150, Maney Publishing, DOI: 10.1179/1743286312Y.0000000017.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sources Of Nitrogen And Phosporus In Stormwater Drainage From Established Residential Areas And Options For Improved Management.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Metapopulation Theory Explains Black-stripe Minnow (pisces: Galaxiidae, Galaxiella Nigrostriata) Distribution In Seasonal Wetlands In South-west Western Australia.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  The Contribution Of Heavy Industry And Commercial Activity At Canning Vale To The Loads Of Nitrogen And Phosphorus Released In The Bannister Creek Catchment Area.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Impacts Of Artisanal And Large Scale Gold Mining On Tropical Rivers In West Africa: A Case Study From The Brong Ahafo Region Of Ghana.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Factors Controlling Wetland Sediment Response To Alternate Wetting And Drying And How This Affects Water Quality.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Some Effects Of Selective Logging On Jarrah Eucalyptus Marginata Forest.
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