Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Professor
Telephone +44 (0) 2890975413
Email aa.meharg@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical


Key Research Interests

  • Arsenic biogeochemical cycling
  • Trace element fluxes through natural and agronomic systems
  • Advanced analytical tools for semi-metal speciation
  • Evolution of metal(loid) tolerances in organisms
  • Sustainable agronomic systems

Recent Key Papers

  • Savage L, Carey M, Williams PN, Meharg AA (2018) Biovolatilization of arsenic as arsines from seawater. Environmental Science Technology 59, 3968-3974.
  • Young E, Carey M, Meharg AA, Meharg C (2018) Microbiome and ecotypic adaption of Holcus lanatus (L.) to extremes of its soil pH range; investigated through transcriptome sequencing. Microbiome 6, 48.
  • Olszewska JP, Meharg AA, Heal KV, Carey M, Gunn IDM, Searle KR, Winfield IJ, Spears BM (2016) Accumulation of arsenic species in macrophytes from a lake impacted by red mud. Environmental Science Technology 50, 9044-9052.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Global patterns in rice arsenic.
  • The regulation of arsenic metabolism by soil geomorphology.
  • The biogeography of arsenic availability to rice.
  • Removing cadmium from rice grains.
  • Cadmium in the global rice supply chain.
  • The role of fertilizers in cadmium and arsenic bioavailability in rice.
  • Iodine and selenium cycling in agronomic systems.