This talk will cover the main research themes developed at the Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry Laboratory (National University of La Plata) with special emphasis on the impact of urban and industrial effluents on the RÍo de la Plata basin, one the largest hydrographic system in the world. The metropolitan area of the Rio the la Plata estuary is severely affected by sewage discharged and is the feeding ground of the most abundant fish of the basin. The use of lipid biomarkers to trace organic matter sources and the dynamics of organic pollutants will be discussed.


Dr Eric Demian Speranza, Visiting Scholar from the Environmental Chemistry and Biogeochemistry Laboratory, National University of La Plata, Argentina and member of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina


39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108
QHFSS Seminar Room 103