Dr Luke Mosley

Luke Mosley
Senior Research Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

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Dr Luke Mosley

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Research Role

I am a senior research fellow in the Ecology and Environmental Science Department in the School of Biological Sciences. I am part of the University of Adelaide's Acid Sulfate Soil Centre a multidisciplinary research group that addresses acid sulfate soil issues of national and international significance. I also hold a visiting Scientist position with CSIRO Land and Water where I have strong collaborative links through co-location at the Waite Campus. I am a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) and Vice President of the Soil Science Society of Australia (www.soilscienceaustralia.com.au).

Research Aims

The overarching aim of my research is to understand and solve complex environmental problems across multi-disciplinary boundaries (water, soil, ecology). My recent research has centered in the following areas:

  • Metal and acid-base chemistry of water and soil
  • Acid sulfate soils
  • Impacts of drought and climate change on water and soil quality
  • River Murray, Lower Lakes and Coorong catchment and water biogeochemistry
  • Modelling of the hydro-geochemistry of soil and water
  • Development of novel methods and instrumentation for measurement of pH and metals 

Consulting and Contract Research

Depending on current research activities I am available to work on small or large consulting and contract research projects. Recently I have undertaken consultancies for the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) South Australia, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, CSIRO and Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). Our multi-discplinary Acid Sulfate Soil Centre also provides the capacity to bring in other experts from around Australia as required for projects.

Please feel free to email me directly for a discussion about research collaboration, student or consulting opportunities.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2004 - 2014 Principal Scientific Officer (Water Quality) Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2015 Award Best Paper Award - Australian Water Association
2011 Award Premiers Award

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Otago New Zealand PhD

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Dang, T., Marschner, P., Fitzpatrick, R., & Mosley, L. (2018). Assessment of the binding of protons, Al and Fe to biochar at different pH values and soluble metal concentrations. Water (Switzerland), 10(1), 1-9.
DOI
2017 Mosley, L., Biswas, T., Cook, F., Marschner, P., Palmer, D., Shand, P., . . . Fitzpatrick, R. (2017). Prolonged recovery of acid sulfate soils with sulfuric materials following severe drought: causes and implications. Geoderma, 308, 312-320.
DOI Scopus4
2017 Mosley, L., Cook, F., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2017). Field trial and modelling of different strategies for remediation of soil salinity and sodicity in the Lower Murray irrigation areas. Soil Research, 55(7), 670-681.
DOI
2017 Kölbl, A., Marschner, P., Fitzpatrick, R., Mosley, L., & Kögel-Knabner, I. (2017). Linking organic matter composition in acid sulfate soils to pH recovery after re-submerging. Geoderma, 308, 350-362.
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2017 Fitzpatrick, R., Mosley, L., Raven, M., & Shand, P. (2017). Schwertmannite formation and properties in acidic drain environments following exposure and oxidation of acid sulfate soils in irrigation areas during extreme drought. Geoderma, 308, 235-251.
DOI Scopus3
2017 Fitzpatrick, R., Shand, P., & Mosley, L. (2017). Acid sulfate soil evolution models and pedogenic pathways during drought and reflooding cycles in irrigated areas and adjacent natural wetlands. Geoderma, 308, 270-290.
DOI Scopus5 WoS1
2017 Bargrizan, S., Smernik, R., & Mosley, L. (2017). Development of a spectrophotometric method for determining pH of soil extracts and comparison with glass electrode measurements. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 81(6), 1350-1358.
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2016 Jayalath, N., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2016). Addition of clayey soils with high net negative acidity to sulfuric sandy soil can minimise pH changes during wet and dry periods. Geoderma, 269, 153-159.
DOI
2016 Dang, T., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2016). Addition of organic material to sulfuric soil can reduce leaching of protons, iron and aluminium. Geoderma, 271, 63-70.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3
2016 Leyden, E., Cook, F., Hamilton, B., Zammit, B., Barnett, L., Lush, A., . . . Mosley, L. (2016). Near shore groundwater acidification during and after a hydrological drought in the Lower Lakes, South Australia. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 189, 44-57.
DOI Scopus3
2016 Yuan, C., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2016). Organic matter addition can prevent acidification during oxidation of sandy hypersulfidic and hyposulfidic material: Effect of application form, rate and C/N ratio. Geoderma, 276, 26-32.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2016 Dang, T., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2016). Organic materials retain high proportion of protons, iron and aluminium from acid sulphate soil drainage water with little subsequent release. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23(23), 23582-23592.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Reid, R., & Mosley, L. (2016). Comparative contributions of solution geochemistry, microbial metabolism and aquatic photosynthesis to the development of high pH in ephemeral wetlands in South East Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 542(Pt A), 334-343.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC2
2016 Jayalath, N., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2016). Addition of organic matter influences pH changes in reduced and oxidised acid sulfate soils. Geoderma, 262, 125-132.
DOI Scopus9 WoS8
2016 Jayalath, N., Fitzpatrick, R., Mosley, L., & Marschner, P. (2016). Type of organic carbon amendment influences pH changes in acid sulfate soils in flooded and dry conditions. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16(2), 518-526.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2015 Mosley, L. (2015). Drought impacts on the water quality of freshwater systems; review and integration. Earth-Science Reviews, 140, 203-214.
DOI Scopus32
2015 Yuan, C., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2015). Amount of organic matter required to induce sulfate reduction in sulfuric material after re-flooding is affected by soil nitrate concentration. Journal of Environmental Management, 151, 437-442.
DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC2
2015 Mosley, L. M., Daly, R., Palmer, D., Yeates, P., Dallimore, C., Biswas, T., & Simpson, S. L. (2015). Predictive modelling of pH and dissolved metal concentrations and speciation following mixing of acid drainage with river water. Applied Geochemistry, 59, 1-10.
DOI Scopus5
2015 Mosley, L., Willson, P., Hamilton, B., Butler, G., & Seaman, R. (2015). The capacity of biochar made from common reeds to neutralise pH and remove dissolved metals in acid drainage. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(19), 15113-15122.
DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC3
2015 Yuan, C., Fitzpatrick, R., Mosley, L., & Marschner, P. (2015). Sulfate reduction in sulfuric material after re-flooding: effectiveness of organic carbon addition and pH increase depends on soil properties. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 298, 138-145.
DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC2
2015 Dang, T., Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., & Marschner, P. (2015). Organic materials differ in ability to remove protons, iron and aluminium from acid sulfate soil drainage water. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 226(11), 357-1-357-13.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2014 Mosley, L. M., Zammit, B., Jolley, A. M., & Barnett, L. (2014). Acidification of lake water due to drought. Journal of Hydrology, 511, 484-493.
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2014 Simpson, S. L., Vardanega, C. R., Jarolimek, C., Jolley, D. F., Angel, B. M., & Mosley, L. M. (2014). Metal speciation and potential bioavailability changes during discharge and neutralisation of acidic drainage water. Chemosphere, 103, 172-180.
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2014 Hipsey, M. R., Salmon, S. U., & Mosley, L. M. (2014). A three-dimensional hydro-geochemical model to assess lake acidification risk. Environmental Modelling and Software, 61, 433-457.
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2014 Mosley, L., Palmer, D., Leyden, E., Cook, F., Zammit, B., Shand, P., . . . Fitzpatrick, R. (2014). Acidification of floodplains due to river level decline during drought. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 161, 10-23.
DOI Scopus24 WoS21 Europe PMC2
2014 Mosley, L., Fitzpatrick, R., Palmer, D., Leyden, E., & Shand, P. (2014). Changes in acidity and metal geochemistry in soils, groundwater, drain and river water in the Lower Murray River after a severe drought. Science of the Total Environment, 485-486(1), 281-291.
DOI Scopus29 WoS28 Europe PMC6
2014 Mosley, L., Zammit, B., Jolley, A., Barnett, L., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2014). Monitoring and assessment of surface water acidification following rewetting of oxidised acid sulfate soils. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 186(1), 1-18.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC2
2014 Mosley, L., Shand, P., Self, P., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2014). The geochemistry during management of lake acidification caused by the rewetting of sulfuric (pH<4) acid sulfate soils. Applied Geochemistry, 41, 49-61.
DOI Scopus16 WoS14
2013 Whitworth, K., Kerr, J., Mosley, L., Conallin, J., Hardwick, L., & Baldwin, D. (2013). Options for managing hypoxic blackwater in river systems: case studies and framework. Environmental Management, 52(4), 837-850.
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2012 Mosley, L., Zammit, B., Leyden, E., Heneker, T., Hipsey, M., Skinner, D., & Aldridge, K. (2012). The impact of extreme low flows on the water quality of the lower Murray River and lakes (South Australia). Water Resources Management, 26(13), 3923-3946.
DOI Scopus34 WoS30
2010 Mosley, L., Peake, B., & Hunter, K. (2010). Modelling of pH and inorganic carbon speciation in estuaries using the composition of the river and seawater end members. Environmental Modelling and Software, 25(12), 1658-1663.
DOI Scopus9
2010 Simpson, S., Fitzpatrick, R., Shand, P., Angel, B., Spadaro, D., & Mosley, L. (2010). Climate-driven mobilisation of acid and metals from acid sulfate soils. Marine and Freshwater Research, 61(1), 129-138.
DOI Scopus29 WoS26
2010 Mosley, L. M., & Fleming, N. (2010). Pollutant Loads Returned to the Lower Murray River from Flood-Irrigated Agriculture. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 211(1-4), 475-487.
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2009 Mosley, L. M., & Fleming, N. (2009). Reductions in water use following rehabilitation of a flood-irrigated area on the Murray River in South Australia. Agricultural Water Management, 96(11), 1679-1682.
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2004 Peake, B., & Mosley, L. (2004). Hydrogen peroxide concentrations in relation to optical properties in a fiord (Doubtful Sound, New Zealand). New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38(4), 729-741.
DOI Scopus5
2004 Mosley, L., Husheer, S., & Hunter, K. (2004). Spectrophotometric pH measurement in estuaries using thymol blue and m-cresol purple. Marine Chemistry, 91(1-4), 175-186.
DOI Scopus31
2004 Mosley, L., Singh, S., & Sharp, D. (2004). Effects of a tropical cyclone on the drinking-water quality of a remote Pacific Island. Disasters, 28(4), 405-417.
DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC5
2004 Sander, S., Mosley, L., & Hunter, K. (2004). Investigation of interparticle forces in natural waters: Effects of adsorbed humic acids on iron oxide and alumina surface properties. Environmental Science and Technology, 38(18), 4791-4796.
DOI Scopus43 Europe PMC4
2003 Mosley, L., Hunter, K., & Ducker, W. (2003). Forces between colloid particles in natural waters. Environmental Science and Technology, 37(15), 3303-3308.
DOI Scopus92 Europe PMC13
2003 Mosley, L., & Aalbersberg, W. (2003). Nutrient levels in sea and river water along the coral coast of Viti Levu, Fiji. South Pacific Journal of Science, 21, 35-40.
2003 Mosley, L., & Singh, S. (2003). Trace metals in drinking water from Viti Levu, Fiji Islands. South Pacific Journal of Science, 21, 31-34.
2001 Mosley, L., & Peake, B. (2001). Partitioning of metals (Fe, Pb, Cu, Zn) in urban run-off from the Kaikorai valley, Dunedin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 35(3), 615-624.
DOI Scopus29

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Frizenschaf, J., Mosley, L., Daly, R., & Kotz, S. (2015). Securing drinking water supply during extreme drought- learnings from South Australia. In Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing - Proceedings of the International Conference on Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing (pp. 391-397).
Scopus1
2014 Fitzpatrick, R. W., Raven, M., Self, P., Shand, P., Grealish, G., & Mosley, L. (2014). Irreversible clay mineral transformations from bushfires in acid sulphate soils: An indicator of soil processes involved in climate variability and climate change. In Proceedings of the Australian Clay Minerals Society Conference (pp. 47-50). Perth: Australian Clay Minerals Society.
2002 Mosley, L., Peake, B., Collett, S., Labadie, P., Kieber, R., & Willey, J. (2002). UV radiation and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in aquatic environments. In Royal Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series 60, 124 pp (pp. 1-3). Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Yuan, C., Marschner, P., Fitzpatrick, R. W., & Mosley, L. (2014). Organic carbon availability and low pH may limit sulfate reduction in oxidized acid sulfate soils (ASS) after re-saturation. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 4th National Acid Sulfate Soil Conference. Australia: Southern Cross University.
2014 Fitzpatrick, R. W., Shand, P., Raven, M., Self, P., Grealish, G., & Mosley, L. (2014). Morphological and mineral transformation processes from bushfires in acid sulfate soils. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 4th National Acid Sulfate Conference. Australia: Southern Cross University.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Phosphorus and Iron in Acid Sulfate Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sonia Samanthi Mayakaduwage
2017 Co-Supervisor Remote Sensing to Investigate the Response of Coastal Ocean Environments to Reduced River Outflows Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hannah Caitlin Claire Auricht
2017 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Sea Level Rise on the Geochemistry of Coastal Soils and Shallow Groundwater Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Emily Ruth Leyden
2015 Principal Supervisor The role of pH in determining organic metal complexation in acid sulfate soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sima Bargrizan
2015 Co-Supervisor Nutrient Cycling in Sandy Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Thi Huong Xuan Le

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2015 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Effect of organic matter and sulfidic clay addition on pH and redox potential of inland acid sulfate soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Nilmini Jayalath
2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Capacity of Organic Materials to retain Metals and Protons Released from Sulfuric Acid Sulfate Soils Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tan Thanh Dang
2014 - 2015 External Supervisor REMEDIATION OF ACID SULFATE SOILS BY ORGANIC MATTER ADDITION Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chaolei Yuan
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Phone
83135453
Campus
Waite
Building
John Davies Building, floor G
Room Number
G 15
Org Unit
Ecology and Environmental Science

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