Stacey Priestley

Stacey Priestley

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Stacey Priestley is passionate about using environmental tracers, especially isotopic tracers, to investigate hydrological systems to help address challenging environmental problems in water resources sustainability and environmental change.
Currently, she is applying new and innovative isotope tracing techniques to better understand the water and nutrient sources, as well as nutrient bio-geochemical pathways in the Coorong lagoon system.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Mosley, L. M., Priestley, S., Brookes, J., Dittmann, S., Farkaš, J., Farrell, M., . . . Welsh, D. T. (2023). Extreme eutrophication and salinisation in the Coorong estuarine-lagoon ecosystem of Australia's largest river basin (Murray-Darling). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 188, 1-16.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS4
    2023 Priestley, S. C., Treble, P. C., Griffiths, A. D., Baker, A., Abram, N. J., & Meredith, K. T. (2023). Caves demonstrate decrease in rainfall recharge of southwest Australian groundwater is unprecedented for the last 800 years. COMMUNICATIONS EARTH & ENVIRONMENT, 4(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus4
    2022 Priestley, S. C., Tyler, J., Liebelt, S. R., Mosley, L. M., Wong, W. W., Shao, Y., . . . Farkaš, J. (2022). N and C Isotope Variations Along an Extreme Eutrophication and Salinity Gradient in the Coorong Lagoon, South Australia. Frontiers in Earth Science : Geochemistry, 9, 1-14.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2
    2022 Treble, P. C., Baker, A., Abram, N. J., Hellstrom, J. C., Crawford, J., Gagan, M. K., . . . Paterson, D. (2022). Ubiquitous karst hydrological control on speleothem oxygen isotope variability in a global study. Communications Earth and Environment, 3(1), 29-1-29-10.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS12
    2020 Han, D., Cao, G., Currell, M. J., Priestley, S. C., & Love, A. J. (2020). Groundwater Salinization and Flushing During Glacial-Interglacial Cycles: Insights From Aquitard Porewater Tracer Profiles in the North China Plain. Water Resources Research, 56(11), 1-23.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS15
    2020 Wolaver, B. D., Priestley, S. C., Crossey, L. J., Karlstrom, K. E., & Love, A. J. (2020). Elucidating sources to aridland Dalhousie Springs in the Great Artesian Basin (Australia) to inform conservation. Hydrogeology Journal, 28(1), 279-296.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS5
    2020 Priestley, S. C., Shand, P., Love, A. J., Crossey, L. J., Karlstrom, K. E., Keppel, M. N., . . . Rousseau-Gueutin, P. (2020). Hydrochemical variations of groundwater and spring discharge of the western Great Artesian Basin, Australia: implications for regional groundwater flow. Hydrogeology Journal, 28(1), 263-278.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7
    2020 Priestley, S. C., Meredith, K. T., Treble, P. C., Cendón, D. I., Griffiths, A. D., Hollins, S. E., . . . Pigois, J. P. (2020). A 35 ka record of groundwater recharge in south-west Australia using stable water isotopes. Science of the Total Environment, 717, 135105.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10 Europe PMC1
    2020 Priestley, S., Karlstrom, K., Love, A., Crossey, L., Polyak, V., Asmerom, Y., . . . Habermehl, M. (2020). Reply to Comment on “Uranium series dating of Great Artesian Basin travertine deposits: Implications for palaeohydrogeology and palaeoclimate” by Uysal et al. (2019).. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 537, 5 pages.
    DOI
    2020 Keppel, M. N., Karlstrom, K., Crossey, L., Love, A. J., & Priestley, S. (2020). Evidence for intra-plate seismicity from spring-carbonate mound springs in the Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre region, South Australia: implications for groundwater discharge from the Great Artesian Basin. Hydrogeology Journal, 28(1), 297-311.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS4
    2018 Priestley, S. C., Payne, T. E., Harrison, J. J., Post, V. E. A., Shand, P., Love, A. J., & Wohling, D. L. (2018). Use of U-isotopes in exploring groundwater flow and inter-aquifer leakage in the south-western margin of the Great Artesian Basin and Arckaringa Basin, central Australia. Applied Geochemistry, 98, 331-344.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2018 Priestley, S. C., Karlstrom, K. E., Love, A. J., Crossey, L. J., Polyak, V. J., Asmerom, Y., . . . Habermehl, M. A. (2018). Uranium series dating of Great Artesian Basin travertine deposits: Implications for palaeohydrogeology and palaeoclimate. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 490, 163-177.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21
    2018 Priestley, S. C., Kleinig, T., Love, A. J., Post, V. E., Shand, P., Smith, S. D., . . . Wohling, D. L. (2018). Palaeohydrogeology and Transport Parameters Derived from He-4 and Cl Profiles in Aquitard Pore Waters in a Large Multilayer Aquifer System, Central Australia (vol 2017, 9839861, 2017). GEOFLUIDS, 2018, 1 page.
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    2017 Priestley, S. C., Wohling, D. L., Keppel, M. N., Post, V. E. A., Love, A. J., Shand, P., . . . Kipfer, R. (2017). Detecting inter-aquifer leakage in areas with limited data using hydraulics and multiple environmental tracers, including <sup>4</sup>He, <sup>36</sup>Cl/Cl, <sup>14</sup>C and <sup>87</sup>Sr/<sup>86</sup>Sr. Hydrogeology Journal, 25(7), 2031-2047.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS9
    2017 Priestley, S. C., Kleinig, T., Love, A. J., Post, V. E. A., Shand, P., Stute, M., . . . Wohling, D. L. (2017). Palaeohydrogeology and transport parameters derived from <sup>4</sup>he and cl profiles in aquitard pore waters in a large multilayer aquifer system, central Australia. Geofluids, 2017, 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS10
    2016 Shand, P., Gotch, T., Love, A., Raven, M., Priestley, S., & Grocke, S. (2016). Extreme environments in the critical zone: Linking acidification hazard of acid sulfate soils in mound spring discharge zones to groundwater evolution and mantle degassing. Science of the Total Environment, 568, 1238-1252.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2013 Deng, Z., Priestley, S. C., Guan, H., Love, A. J., & Simmons, C. T. (2013). Canopy enhanced chloride deposition in coastal South Australia and its application for the chloride mass balance method. Journal of Hydrology, 497, 62-70.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS19
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Love, A. J., Shand, P., Fulton, S., Wohling, D., Karlstrom, K. E., Crossey, L., . . . Priestley, S. C. (2017). A reappraisal of the hydrogeology of the Western margin of the Great Artesian Basin: chemistry, isotopes and groundwater flow. In J. M. Marques, & A. Chambel (Eds.), 15th Water-Rock Interaction International Symposium (WRI) Vol. 17 (pp. 428-431). Netherlands: Elsevier Science BV.
    DOI WoS3
    2017 Priestley, S. C., Love, A. J., Post, V., Shand, P., Wohling, D., Kipfer, R., . . . Tyroller, L. (2017). Environmental tracers in groundwaters and porewaters to understand groundwater movement through an argillaceous aquitard. In J. M. Marques, & A. Chambel (Eds.), 15th Water-Rock Interaction Symposium, WRI-15 Vol. 17 (pp. 420-423). Netherlands: Elsevier Science BV.
    DOI WoS3
    2013 Love, A. J., Shand, P., Karlstrom, K., Crossey, L., Rousseau-Gueutin, P., Priestley, S., . . . Keppel, M. (2013). Geochemistry and travertine dating provide new insights into the hydrogeology of the Great Artesian Basin, South Australia. In R. Hellmann, & H. Pitsch (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WATER-ROCK INTERACTION, WRI 14 Vol. 7 (pp. 521-524). Avignon, FRANCE: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
    DOI WoS11
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2022 Priestley, S., Mosley, L., Farkas, J., Tyler, J., Shao, Y., Shanafield, M., . . . Leyden, E. (2022). Sources and transport of nutrients in the Coorong.
    2020 Mosley, L., Priestley, S., Brookes, J., Dittmann, S., Farkas, J., Farrell, M., . . . Welsh, D. (2020). Coorong water quality synthesis with a focus on the drivers of eutrophication (Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 20/10). http://www.goyderinstitute.org/_r3428/media/system/attrib/file/699/TI_1.1.2_TRS_20-10_Nutrient%20Synthesis_2020-08-26_Final%20v2.pdf.
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Application of clumped isotope analysis of central Australian carbonates for reconstructing palaeoclimate in Australia's arid interior Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fletcher Clancy Nixon

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