Rachel Hurley
PhD
Stilling: Forsker, ph.d.
Telefon: +47 401 08 129
Seksjon: Miljøkjemi og teknologi
Rachel is a postdoctoral researcher based at NIVA. She has expertise in freshwater microplastic dynamics with a focus on urban environments and hydrological processes. Her work has centred on the fluvial realm but also considers microplastic contamination of a range of terrestrial environments, including establishing historical records of microplastic release. Within her research, Rachel has developed a number of novel methodological advancements including the first application of a seawater-buoyancy extraction for freshwater microplastics. This helps to characterise the transfer of microplastics from the land to the sea. Rachel has also been involved in rigorous methods testing for a number of microplastic extraction and identification techniques. Rachel's post-doctoral research contributes to a wider Water-JPI funded project, IMPASSE, which assesses the release of microplastics through the application of sewage sludge to agricultural soils. This closes a crucial missing link related to the release of microplastics to the environment and establishes critical processes related to the transfer of microplastics to aquatic systems.

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Vitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

  1. Woodward, Jamie; Li, Jiawei; Rothwell, James; Hurley, Rachel; (2021) Acute riverine microplastic contamination due to avoidable releases of untreated wastewater. Nature Sustainability ISSN 2398-9629. doi: 10.1038/s41893-021-00718-2
  2. Selonen, Salla; Dolar, Andraz; Kokalj, Anita Jemec; Sackey, Lyndon NA; Skalar, Tina; Fernandes, Virginia Cruz; Rede, Diana; Delerue-Matos, Cristina; Hurley, Rachel; Nizzetto, Luca; van Gestel, Cornelis AM; (2021) Exploring the impacts of microplastics and associated chemicals in the terrestrial environment – Exposure of soil invertebrates to tire particles. Environmental Research ISSN 0013-9351. Vol 201 doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111495
  3. Selonen, Salla; Dolar, Andraz; Kokalj, Anita Jemec; Sackey, Lyndon NA; Skalar, Tina; Fernandes, Virginia Cruz; Rede, Diana; Delerue-Matos, Cristina; Hurley, Rachel; Nizzetto, Luca; van Gestel, Cornelis AM; (2021) Exploring the impacts of microplastics and associated chemicals in the terrestrial environment – Exposure of soil invertebrates to tire particles. Environmental Research ISSN 0013-9351. Vol 201 doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111495
  4. Schell, Theresa; Hurley, Rachel; Nizzetto, Luca; Rico, Andreu; Vighi, Marco; (2021) Spatio-temporal distribution of microplastics in a Mediterranean river catchment: The importance of wastewater as an environmental pathway. Journal of Hazardous Materials ISSN 0304-3894. Vol 420 doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.126481
  5. Kallenbach, Emilie; Hurley, Rachel; Lusher, Amy; Friberg, Nikolai; (2021) Chitinase digestion for the analysis of microplastics in chitinaceous organisms using the terrestrial isopod Oniscus asellus L. as a model organism. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 786 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147455
  6. Kallenbach, Emilie; Hurley, Rachel; Lusher, Amy; Friberg, Nikolai; (2021) Chitinase digestion for the analysis of microplastics in chitinaceous organisms using the terrestrial isopod Oniscus asellus L. as a model organism. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 786 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147455
  7. Hurley, Rachel; Horton, Alice; Lusher, Amy; Nizzetto, Luca; (2020) Plastic waste in the terrestrial environment. Letcher, Trevor M. Elsevier Kapittel Chapter 7. ISBN 978-0-12-817880-5. s163-193
  8. Selonen, Salla; Dolar, Andraz; Kokalj, Anita Jemec; Skalar, Tina; Dolcet, Lidia Parramon; Hurley, Rachel; van Gestel, Cornelis AM; (2020) Exploring the impacts of plastics in soil - The effects of polyester textile fibers on soil invertebrates. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 700 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134451
  9. Crossman, Jill; Hurley, Rachel R; Futter, Martyn; Nizzetto, Luca; (2020) Transfer and transport of microplastics from biosolids to agricultural soils and the wider environment. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 724 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138334
  10. Lusher, Amy L; Bråte, Inger Lise N; Munno, Keenan; Hurley, Rachel R; Welden, Natalie A; (2020) Is It or Isn’t It: The Importance of Visual Classification in Microplastic Characterization. Applied Spectroscopy ISSN 0003-7028. Vol 74 No9 s1139-1153 doi: 10.1177/0003702820930733
  11. Lusher, A L; Hurley, R R; Vogelsang, C; (2019) Microplastics in sewage sludge: Captured but released?. Karapanagioti, Hrissi K; Kalavrouziotis, Ioannis K; IWA Publishing Kapittel 6. ISBN 9781789060034. s85-100
  12. Hurley, Rachel R; Lusher, Amy L; Olsen, Marianne; Nizzetto, Luca; (2018) Validation of a Method for Extracting Microplastics from Complex, Organic-Rich, Environmental Matrices. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 52 No13 s7409-7417 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01517
  13. Hurley, Rachel; Nizzetto, Luca; (2018) Fate and occurrence of micro(nano)plastics in soils: Knowledge gaps and possible risks. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health ISSN 2468-5844. Vol 1 s6-11 doi: 10.1016/j.coesh.2017.10.006
  14. Bråte, Inger Lise N; Hurley, Rachel; Iversen, Karine; Beyer, Jonny; Thomas, Kevin V; Steindal, Calin C; Green, Norman W; Olsen, Marianne; Lusher, Amy; (2018) Mytilus spp. as sentinels for monitoring microplastic pollution in Norwegian coastal waters: A qualitative and quantitative study. Environmental Pollution (1987) ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 243 NoA s383-393 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.08.077
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