Neonicotinoids are a group of systemic insecticides, heavily used in applications across agricultural and domestic settings. As moderate to highly water-soluble compounds, the fate of neonicotinoids is often the aquatic environment – where little is known about their persistence or degradation. The aim of this project is to investigate the degradation and persistence; and characterise the sources of neonicotinoids in Australia’s aquatic environments.

Carly completed her Bachelor of Science followed by Honours in Applied Science at the University of Canberra in 2018. Since then she has worked as a research assistant for analytical chemistry in various research and commercial labs. She is now undertaking PhD studies at QAEHS in development of analytical methods for the detection of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in environmental samples.

Please note this is a PhD Candidate Confirmation of candidature presentation.


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