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Plants growing on contaminated and brownfield sites appropriate for use in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development terrestrial plant growth test (2011)
Journal Article
Sinnett, D. E., Sinnett, D., Lawrence, V. K., Hutchings, T. R., & Hodson, M. E. (2011). Plants growing on contaminated and brownfield sites appropriate for use in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development terrestrial plant growth test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 30(1), 124-131. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.360

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) terrestrial plant test is often used for the ecological risk assessment of contaminated land. However, its origins in plant protection product testing mean that the species recommended... Read More about Plants growing on contaminated and brownfield sites appropriate for use in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development terrestrial plant growth test.

Use of remediated soil materials for sustainable plant growth (2010)
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Rodriguez, O., Sellers, G., Sinnett, D., Moffat, A. J., & Hutchings, T. R. (2010). Use of remediated soil materials for sustainable plant growth. Land Contamination and Reclamation, 18(1), 25-39. https://doi.org/10.2462/09670513.989

Greenspace is increasingly recognized as a cost-effective end use for brownfield and contaminated sites. These sites are often unsuitable for vegetation establishment, either due to the presence of contaminants, or because the soil is of insufficient... Read More about Use of remediated soil materials for sustainable plant growth.

Estimating the influence of different urban canopy cover types on atmospheric particulate matter (PM10) pollution abatement in London, UK (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Tallis, M., Freer-Smith, P., Sinnett, D., Aylott, M., & Taylor, G. (2010, May). Estimating the influence of different urban canopy cover types on atmospheric particulate matter (PM10) pollution abatement in London, UK. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union, General Assembly 2010

In the urban environment atmospheric pollution by PM10(particulate matter with a diameter less than 10 x 10-6 m) is a problem that can have adverse effects on human health, particularly increasing rates of respiratory disease. The main contributors t... Read More about Estimating the influence of different urban canopy cover types on atmospheric particulate matter (PM10) pollution abatement in London, UK.

Food-chain transfer of zinc from contaminated Urtica dioica and Acer pseudoplatanus L. to the aphids Microlophium carnosum and Drepanosiphum platanoidis Schrank (2010)
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Sinnett, D., Hutchings, T. R., & Hodson, M. E. (2010). Food-chain transfer of zinc from contaminated Urtica dioica and Acer pseudoplatanus L. to the aphids Microlophium carnosum and Drepanosiphum platanoidis Schrank. Environmental Pollution, 158(1), 267-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.07.008

This study examines the food-chain transfer of Zn from two plant species, Urtica dioica (stinging nettle) and Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore maple), into their corresponding aphid species, Microlophium carnosum and Drepanosiphum platanoidis. The plant... Read More about Food-chain transfer of zinc from contaminated Urtica dioica and Acer pseudoplatanus L. to the aphids Microlophium carnosum and Drepanosiphum platanoidis Schrank.

Assessment of health and ecological impact of policy on a legacy contamination case study (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Vardoulakis, S., Cleall, P., Sinnett, D., Chen, Q., Tiwary, A., Li, Y., …Azapagic, A. (2009, August). Assessment of health and ecological impact of policy on a legacy contamination case study. Poster presented at 21st ISEE Conference Food environment and Global Health

Background and Objective To investigate the effect of policy decisions on the health and ecological impact of pollution in an industrial area. Methods A sustainability assessment methodology is applied to study the impacts of pollution in an indus... Read More about Assessment of health and ecological impact of policy on a legacy contamination case study.

Development of a software based decision support platform for assessing the impacts of urban pollutants (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Cleall, P., Jones, M., Thomas, H., Kapelan, Z., Dorini, G., Hutchings, T., …Azapagic, A. (2009, August). Development of a software based decision support platform for assessing the impacts of urban pollutants. Paper presented at ISEE 21st Annual Conference

Background and Objective: In order to fully assess the environmental, health and ecological impacts of changes in different products, processes and human activities occurring within an urban environment, a large number of research disciplines need t... Read More about Development of a software based decision support platform for assessing the impacts of urban pollutants.

Food-chain transfer of cadmium and zinc from contaminated Urtica dioica to Helix aspersa and Lumbricus terrestris (2009)
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Sinnett, D. E., Sinnett, D., Hodson, M. E., & Hutchings, T. R. (2009). Food-chain transfer of cadmium and zinc from contaminated Urtica dioica to Helix aspersa and Lumbricus terrestris. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28(8), 1756-1766. https://doi.org/10.1897/08-604.1

The present study examines the potential of Urtica dioica as an ecologically relevant species for use in ecotoxicological testing. It is prevalent in degraded ecosystems and is a food source for invertebrates. Urtica dioica grown in hydroponic soluti... Read More about Food-chain transfer of cadmium and zinc from contaminated Urtica dioica to Helix aspersa and Lumbricus terrestris.

Deposition and solubility of airborne metals to four plant species grown at varying distances from two heavily trafficked roads in London (2009)
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Peachey, C. J., Sinnett, D., Wilkinson, M., Morgan, G. W., Freer-Smith, P. H., & Hutchings, T. R. (2009). Deposition and solubility of airborne metals to four plant species grown at varying distances from two heavily trafficked roads in London. Environmental Pollution, 157(8-9), 2291-2299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.03.032

In urban areas, a highly variable mixture of pollutants is deposited as particulate matter. The concentration and bioavailability of individual pollutants within particles need to be characterised to ascertain the risks to ecological receptors. This... Read More about Deposition and solubility of airborne metals to four plant species grown at varying distances from two heavily trafficked roads in London.

Landform design pays dividends (2009)
Journal Article
Moffat, A., & Sinnett, D. (2009). Landform design pays dividends. Mineral Planning, 121, 14-15

Development of a software based decision support platform for assessing the impacts of urban pollutants (2009)
Journal Article
Cleall, P., Jones, M., Thomas, H., Kapelan, Z., Dorini, G., Hutchings, T., …Azapagic, A. (2009). Development of a software based decision support platform for assessing the impacts of urban pollutants. Epidemiology, 20(6), S230-S231. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ede.0000362772.14787.2f

Background and Objective: In order to fully assess the environmental, health and ecological impacts of changes in different products, processes and human activities occurring within an urban environment, a large number of research disciplines need t... Read More about Development of a software based decision support platform for assessing the impacts of urban pollutants.

An integrated tool to assess the role of new planting in PM10 capture and the human health benefits: A case study in London (2009)
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Tiwary, A., Sinnett, D., Peachey, C., Chalabi, Z., Vardoulakis, S., Fletcher, T., …Hutchings, T. R. (2009). An integrated tool to assess the role of new planting in PM10 capture and the human health benefits: A case study in London. Environmental Pollution, 157(10), 2645-2653. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2009.05.005

The role of vegetation in mitigating the effects of PM10 pollution has been highlighted as one potential benefit of urban greenspace. An integrated modelling approach is presented which utilises air dispersion (ADMS-Urban) and particulate interceptio... Read More about An integrated tool to assess the role of new planting in PM10 capture and the human health benefits: A case study in London.

A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil (2008)
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Sinnett, D., Poole, J., & Hutchings, T. R. (2008). A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil. Forestry, 81(5), 663-679. https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpn039

Soil compaction is often responsible for the poor establishment of trees on restored brownfield sites. This paper examines the root development, survival and growth of Alnus cordata, Larix kaempferi, Pinus nigra and Betula pendula after cultivation w... Read More about A comparison of cultivation techniques for successful tree establishment on compacted soil.

Soil penetration resistance and tree root development (2008)
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Sinnett, D., Morgan, G., Williams, M., & Hutchings, T. R. (2008). Soil penetration resistance and tree root development. Soil Use and Management, 24(3), 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2008.00164.x

Current UK guidance suggests that a 'rootable' soil profile of at least 1.0 m depth should be sufficient to allow adequate rooting of the majority of tree species in a range of soil types and climatic conditions [Arboricultural Journal (1995) vol. 19... Read More about Soil penetration resistance and tree root development.