Seminar: Modelling the Distribution of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Environment
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- Presenter: Dr Roger Cropp, Director, Atmospheric Environment Research Centre, Griffith University
Conservation of mass is a fundamental principle of modelling the distribution of POPs in the natural environment.
Modelling POPs in populations presents different challenges to modelling POPs in individuals. This is especially important in polar regions where POPs accumulate and populations of undergo dramatic seasonal variation. A key component of modelling these systems is the recognition that the principles of mass balance are insufficient to ensure mass conservation in varying environments. We show that mass conservation requires careful attention to correction terms.
Dr Roger Cropp is a lecturer and Director of the Atmospheric Environment Research Centre at Griffith University. His research interests lie in the role of plankton ecosystems in climate and fisheries, in particular the response of plankton ecosystems to inputs of iron deposited in aeolian dust, the production of dimethylsulphide by plankton, and the uptake of persistent organic pollutants into marine ecosystems.
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