• The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 274 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20012017
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Personal profile

Previous positions

2014-2016 Research Fellow (contract research), National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)/ School of Earth and Environment, UWA
2012-2014 Research Fellow (postdoc), National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)/ School of Earth and Environment, UWA
2009-2012 Research Fellow (postdoc), School of Earth and Environment, UWA.
2008-2009 Research Fellow (contract research), Centre for Water Research, UWA.
2004-2008 Research Associate (postdoc and contract research), School of Environmental Systems Engineering, UWA.
2000-2003 Postgraduate Student (PhD), Royal Inst. Tech., Stockholm.
1998-2000 Postgraduate Student (Licentiate), Royal Inst. Tech., Stockholm.

Teaching overview

Postgraduate (co-)supervision:

Joanne Moo, Masters, “Hydrological and geochemical controls on the recovery of acidic mine pit lakes: A model evaluation of Lake Kepwari”

Dan Paraska, PhD, “Environmental controls on chemical interactions at the sediment-water interface”.

Simone Seibert, PhD, “Physical and geochemical processes during the injection of desalinated, recycled water into a deep, pyritic aquifer”

Evelien Martens, PhD candidate, “Feasibility of electrokinetic in-situ leaching”

Andrew Lucas, PhD, “Finding gold in the environment – Using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) to evaluate geochemical anomalies of gold in the environment”.

Marvin Salapare, Masters Hydrogeology, “The effect of potential acid sulfate soil disturbance on the shallow groundwater quality and hydrogeological conditions of the Ellen Brook nutrient stripping wetland basin”

Adriaan Haasbroek, Masters Hydrogeology, “Hydrogeological investigation at Baigup Reserve”

Aaron Fordham, Masters Hydrogeology: “Numerical investigation into the persistence of the Raudhatain and Umm Al-Aish freshwater lenses in northern Kuwait”

Steve Clohessy, Masters Hydrogeology 2011“Shallow groundwater acidification near the watertable of the Superficial aquifer, Gnangara Mound, Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia: An assessment of groundwater quality near the watertable”.

Craig Noble, Grad.Dip. Hydrogeology 2010, “The effects of surface water levels and salinity on groundwater movement between Lake Clifton and its neighbouring wetlands, Western Australia”.

Research

Research interests include:
- Providing a scientific, quantitative basis for land and water management
- Assessment and prediction of controls on water quality in surface waters, soils, and groundwater
- Data interpretation and numerical modelling, with a particular focus on the coupling between geochemical, biological, and physical processes
- Quantifying the generation and fate of environmental acidity, e.g., mining-impacted landscapes, acid sulfate soils
- Teaching and communicating science and critical thinking: “Creating an army”

Keywords

  • Acid sulphate soils
  • Aquatic biogeochemistry
  • Soil, sediment, and water quality
  • Water Quality
  • Biogeochemical systems modelling
  • Acid mine drainage
  • Pit lakes

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Research Output 2001 2017

  • 274 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 5 Conference paper
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
5 Citations (Scopus)
Geochemistry
Ecology
lake water
Water quality
Lakes
7 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

PHT3D-UZF: A Reactive Transport Model for Variably-Saturated Porous Media

Wu, M., Post, V. E. A., Salmon, U., Morway, E. D. & Prommer, H., 12 Jan 2016, In : Groundwater. 54, 1, p. 23-34

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
reactive transport
Porous materials
porous medium
Fluxes
vadose zone
14 Citations (Scopus)

Roles of forest bioproductivity, transpiration and fire in a nine-year record of cave dripwater chemistry from southwest Australia

Treble, P. C., Fairchild, I. J., Baker, A., Meredith, K. T., Andersen, M. S., Salmon, U., Bradley, C., Wynn, P. M., Hankin, S. I., Wood, A. & Mcguire, E., 1 Jul 2016, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 184, p. 132-150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caves
Transpiration
transpiration
cave
Fires
6 Citations (Scopus)

A general reactive transport modeling framework for simulating and interpreting groundwater 14C age and δ13C

Salmon, U., Prommer, H., Park, J., Meredith, K. T., Turner, J. V. & McCallum, J. L., 20 Jan 2015, In : Water Resources Research. 51, 1, p. 359-376 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reactive transport
groundwater
modeling
water quality
radioactive decay

Projects 2008 2012

Prizes

Fulbright Professional Scholarship 2016

Ursula Salmon (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Public lecture, debate or seminar

Growing Environmental Engineers: TEDxFulbrightPerth

Ursula Salmon (Speaker)
23 Aug 2018

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar