Dr Tom Mooney is a Research Scientist in the Water and Sediment Quality Team, specialising in aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. His focus is the research, development and management of the biological monitoring program at SSB. A key component of his work includes the assessment of mining related contaminants on biological communities and using their response to derive candidate guideline values.
Tom’s previous experience involved assessing the effects of diesel contaminated soils on invertebrate communities in the subantarctic.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology; biological monitoring; terrestrial ecotoxicology and environmental statistics.
Mooney, T.J., Pease, C.J., Trenfield, M.A., van Dam, R.A. and Harford, A.J. (in review) Deriving an ammonia water quality guideline for a mine in tropical Northern Australia. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Kleinhenz, L. S., Trenfield, M. A., Mooney, T. J., Humphrey, C. L., van Dam, R. A., Nugegoda, D., & Harford, A. J. 2018. Acute Ammonia Toxicity to the Larvae (Glochidia) of the Tropical Australian Freshwater Mussel Velesunio spp. Using a Modified Toxicity Test Protocol. Environmental toxicology and chemistry.
Mooney TJ, Pease C, Trenfield M, van Dam R, Harford AJ. 2018. Modeling the ph‐ammonia toxicity relationship for hydra viridissima in soft‐waters with low ionic concentrations. Environmental toxicology and chemistry 37(4): 1189-1196.
Peters, A., Merrington, G., Schlekat, C., De Schamphelaere, K., Stauber, J., Batley, G., Harford, A., van Dam, R., Pease, C., Mooney, T., Warne, M., Hickey, C., Glazebrook, P., Chapman, J., Smith, R. and Krassoi, R. (2018) Validation of the nickel biotic ligand model for locally relevant species in Australian freshwaters. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, in press
Trenfield MA, Harford AJ, Mooney T, Ellis M, Humphrey C, van Dam R, 2018. Integrating laboratory and field studies to assess impacts of discharge from a uranium mine and validate a water quality guideline value for magnesium. IEAM, in press.
Mooney TJ, Harford AJ, Trenfield MA, Pease CJ, Hogan AC, van Dam RA. 2016. Increasing uranium exposure durations to the aquatic snail, Amerianna cumingi, does not result in lower toxicity estimates. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35(11):2851-2858.
Harford A, Mooney T, Trenfield M, van Dam R. 2015. Manganese toxicity to tropical freshwater species in low hardness water. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34:2856-2863.