Assessing the fate and concentrations of contaminants in the environment, including metals, biocides and radionuclides: We provide the environmental science base to underpin demonstrably safe operation of the nuclear industry and other uses of radioactivity.
Understanding the environmental behaviour of metals and to what degree people, plants and animals might be exposed is critical for protecting our health, and that of the environment. CEH’s world-leading model, WHAM (Windermere Humic Aqueous Model), predicts the chemistry of more than 40 metals, of various different forms, in soils and water and is used to develop further models and assessment methodologies.
This group also manages the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme, which quantifies contaminants in sentinel birds of prey.
Contact: Prof. Nick Beresford