Journal Articles

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Bernasconi, R.; Lund, M.A.; Blanchette, M.L. (2022) Non-charismatic waterbodies and ecosystem disservices: Mine pit lakes are underrepresented in the literature. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13, 1063594. Link


Blanchette, M.; Lund, M. (2021) Aquatic Ecosystems of the Anthropocene: Limnology and Microbial Ecology of Mine Pit Lakes. Microorganisms, 9(6), 1207. Link


Blanchette, M.L. and Lund, M.A. (2020) Foreword to the Special Issue on Pit Lakes: The Current State of Pit Lake Science. Mine Water and Environment 39, 425–426. PDF

Perez Sindin, X. and Blanchette, M.L. (2020) IMWA Insights: Discussion of the public perception of a new open pit in As Pontes, Spain. Mine Water and Environment 39, 647-656. link

Lund, M.A., van Etten, E., Polifka, J., Quintero Vasquez, M., Ramessur, R., Yangzom, D. and Blanchette, M.L. (2020) The Importance of Catchments to Mine-pit Lakes: Implications for Closure. Mine Water Environ 39, 572-588. PDF


Blanchette, M.L., Allcock, R., Gonzalez, J., Kresoje, N. and Lund, M.A (2019) Macroinvertebrates and Microbes (Archaea, Bacteria) Offer Complementary Insights into Mine-Pit Lake Ecology. Mine Water and Environment PDF


Datry, T., A. Foulquier, R. Corti, D. von Schiller, K. Tockner, C. Mendoza-Lera, J. C. Clément, M. O. Gessner, M. Moleón, R. Stubbington, B. Gücker, R. Albariño, D. C. Allen, F. Altermatt, M. I. Arce, S. Arnon, D. Banas, A. Banegas-Medina, E. Beller, M. L. Blanchette, J. F. Blanco-Libreros, J. J. Blessing, I. G. Boëchat, K. S. Boersma, M. T. Bogan, N. Bonada, N. R. Bond, K. C. Brintrup Barría, A. Bruder, R. M. Burrows, T. Cancellario, C. Canhoto, S. M. Carlson, S. Cauvy-Fraunié, N. Cid, M. Danger, B. de Freitas Terra, A. M. De Girolamo, E. de La Barra, R. del Campo, V. D. Diaz-Villanueva, F. Dyer, A. Elosegi, E. Faye, C. Febria, B. Four, S. Gafny, S. D. Ghate, R. Gómez, L. Gómez-Gener, M. A. S. Graça, S. Guareschi, F. Hoppeler, J. L. Hwan, J. I. Jones, S. Kubheka, A. Laini, S. D. Langhans, C. Leigh, C. J. Little, S. Lorenz, J. C. Marshall, E. Martín, A. R. McIntosh, E. I. Meyer, M. Miliša, M. C. Mlambo, M. Morais, N. Moya, P. M. Negus, D. K. Niyogi, A. Papatheodoulou, I. Pardo, P. Pařil, S. U. Pauls, V. Pešić, M. Polášek, C. T. Robinson, P. Rodríguez-Lozano, R. J. Rolls, M. M. Sánchez-Montoya, A. Savić, O. Shumilova, K. R. Sridhar, A. L. Steward, R. Storey, A. Taleb, A. Uzan, R. Vander Vorste, N. J. Waltham, C. Woelfle-Erskine, D. Zak, C. Zarfl & A. Zoppini, (2018) A global analysis of terrestrial plant litter dynamics in non-perennial waterways. Nature Geoscience 11(7):497-503. link


Schmidt, K., Blanchette, M.L., Pearson, R.G., Alford, R.A. and Davis, A.M. (2017) Trophic roles of tadpoles in tropical Australian streams. Freshwater Biology 62 (11), 1929-1941. link


Blanchette, M.L. (2016) The measure of success. Science 353 (6294), 94-94. link

Blanchette, M.L.; Lund, M.A. (2016) Pit lakes are a global legacy of mining: An integrated approach to achieving sustainable ecosystems and value for communities. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 23, 28-34. PDF

Staples, K.; Oosthuizen, J. and Lund, M. (2016) Effectiveness of S-Methoprene briquettes and application method for mosquito control in urban road gullies/catch basins/gully pots in a Mediterranean climate: Implications for Ross River Virus Transmission. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 32(3) 203-209. link

Kumar, N.R.; McCullough, C.D., Lund, M. & Larranga, S.A. (2016) Assessment of factors limiting algal growth in acidic pit lakes – A case study from Western Australia, Australia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(6), 5915-5924. link


Galeotti, DM; CastalanelliMA; GrothDM; McCullough, C. & Lund, M. (2015) Genotypic and morphological variation between Galaxiella nigrostriata (Galaxiidae) populations: implications for conservation  Marine and Freshwater Research 66 (2), 187-194 link


Van Etten, E. J. B.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2014). Setting goals and choosing appropriate reference sites for restoring mine pit lakes as aquatic ecosystems: a case study from south west Australia. Mining Technology 123(1) 9-19. link


Blanchette, M.L., Davis, A.M., Jardine, T.D. and Pearson, R.G. (2013) Omnivory and opportunism characterize food webs in a large dry-tropics river system. Freshwater Science 33 (1), 142-158. link

Blanchette, M.L. and Pearson, R.G. (2013) Dynamics of habitats and macroinvertebrate assemblages in rivers of the Australian dry tropics. Freshwater Biology 58 (4), 742-757. link

McCullough, C. D.; Marchand, G. & Unseld, J. (2013). Mine closure of pit lakes as terminal sinks: best available practice when options are limited? Mine Water and the Environment (invited paper). 32(4): 302-313. link 

Kumar, N. R.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2013). Upper and lower concentration thresholds for bioremediation of Acid Mine Drainage using bulk organic substrates. Mine Water and the Environment (invited paper). 32: 285-292. link


Blanchette, M.L., and Pearson, R.G. (2012) Macroinvertebrate assemblages in rivers of the Australian dry tropics are highly variable. Freshwater Science 31 (3), 865-881. link

Davis, A.M., Blanchette, M.L., Pusey, B.J., Jardine, T.D. and Pearson, R.G. (2012) Gut content and stable isotope analyses provide complementary understanding of ontogenetic dietary shifts and trophic relationships among fishes in a tropical river. Freshwater Biology 57 (10), 2156-2172. link

Van Etten, E. J. B.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2012). Importance of topography and topsoil selection and storage in successfully rehabilitating post-closure sand mines featuring pit lakes. Mining Technology. 121: 139-150. link

Hinwood, A.; Heyworth, J.; Tanner, H. & McCullough, C. D. (2012). Recreational use of acidic pit lakes – human health considerations for post closure planning. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. 4: 1,061-1,070. link


Kumar, N. R.; McCullough, C. D.; Lund, M. A. & Newport, M. (2011). Sourcing organic materials for pit lake remediation in remote mining regions. Mine Water and the Environment. 30:296-301. link

Kumar, R. N.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2011). How does storage affect the quality and quantity of organic carbon in sewage for use in the bioremediation of acidic mine waters? Ecological Engineering. 37:1,205-1,213. link

McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2011). Bioremediation of acidic and metalliferous drainage (AMD) through organic carbon amendment by municipal sewage and green waste. Journal of Environmental Management. 82: 2,419-2,426. link

McCullough, C. D. & Van Etten, E. J. B. (2011). Ecological engineering of a novel lake district: new approaches for new landscapes. Mine Water and the Environment. 30: 313-319. link


Galeotti, D. M.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2010). Black-stripe minnow Galaxiella nigrostriata (Shipway 1953) (Pisces: Galaxiidae), a review and discussion. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 93: 13-20. link

McCullough, C. D. (2008). Approaches to remediation of acid mine drainage water in pit lakes. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment. 22(2): 105-119. link

McCullough, C. D. & Horwitz, P. (2010). Vulnerability of organic acid tolerant wetland biota to the effects of inorganic acidification. Science of the Total Environment 408: 1,868–1,877. link

Van Dam, R. A.; Hogan, A. C.; McCullough, C. D.; Houston, M.; Humphrey, C. L. & Harford, A. (2010). Aquatic toxicity of magnesium sulphate, and the influence of calcium, in low ionic strength water. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 29: 410-421. link


Kumar, N. R.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2009). Water resources in Australian mine pit lakes. Mining Technology. 118: 205-211. link

Neil, L.; McCullough, C. D.; Lund, M.A.; Tsvetnenko, Y. & Evans, L. (2009). Bioassay toxicity assessment of mining pit lake water remediated with limestone and phosphorus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 72: 2,046-2,057. link (Highlighted article).


Atkinson, C.A., Lund, M.A., and Morris, K.D. (2008) BiblioRakali : the Australian Water Rat, Hydromys chrysogaster Geoffroy, 1804 (Muridae: Hydromyinae), a subject-specific bibliography. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal 7(1) 65-71. PDF

McCullough, C. D.; Lund, M. A. & May, J. M. (2008). Field scale demonstration of the potential for sewage to remediate acidic mine waters. Mine Water and the Environment. 27(1): 31-39. link


Jackson, J., Moro, D., Mawson, P., Lund, M. and Mellican, A. (2007) Bait Uptake and Caching by Red Foxes and Non-target Species in Urban Reserves. Journal of Wildlife Management. 31:219-227. link


McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2006). Opportunities for sustainable mining pit lakes in Australia. Mine Water and the Environment. 25(4): 220-226. link



Quinlan, K., Moro, D. and Lund, M.A. (2004) Improving trapping success for rare species by targeting habitat types using remote sensed data: A case study of the heath mouse (Pseudomys shortridgei) in Western Australia. Wildlife Research 31:219-227. link


Blanchette, M.L. and Haney, J.F. (2002) The effect of toxic Microcystis aeruginosa on four different populations of Daphnia. UNH Center for Freshwater Biology Research 4 (1), 1-10. PDF


Lund, M.A., Lavery, P.S. and Froend, R.H. (2001) Removing filterable reactive P from highly coloured stormwater using constructed wetlands. Water Science and Technology 44, 85-92. link


Lund, M.A. and Davis, J.A. (2000) Seasonal dynamics of plankton communities and water chemistry in a eutrophic wetland (Lake Monger, Western Australia): Implications for biomanipulation. Marine and Freshwater Research 51:321-332. link


Lund, M.A. (1999) Modification of a Bogarov Tray to allow In Situ subsampling of preserved macroinvertebrate and zooplankton samples. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 14(4), 417-421. link


Lund, M., Davis, J. and Murray, F., (1991) The fate of lead from duckshooting and road runoff in three Western Australian wetlands, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Biology 42, 139-149. link