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Charting achievements: a two-year retrospective of the society for environmental geochemistry and health (SEGH) and the evolving strategies
Argyraki, A., Watts, M., Abdou, M., Ahmad, W., Ajayi, F., An, T., Barbieri, M., Biswas, J., Gabersek, M., Gibson, G., Hashmi, M., Humphrey, O., Hursthouse, A., Kaninga, B., Laniyan, T., Monteiro, C., Morton-Bermea, O., Olajide-Kayode, J., Olatunji, A., Onyangore, F., Osano, O., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., Prater, C., Purchase, D. and Torrance, K. 2024. Charting achievements: a two-year retrospective of the society for environmental geochemistry and health (SEGH) and the evolving strategies. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 46 (7), p. 242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-024-02015-1

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Sustainable wastewater reuse for agriculture
Christou, A., Beretsou, V., Iakovides, I., Karaolia, P., Michael, C., Benmarhnia, T., Chefetz, B., Donner, E., Gawlik, B., Lee, Y., Lim, T., Lundy, L., Maffettone, R., Rizzo, L., Topp, E. and Fatta-Kassinos, D. 2024. Sustainable wastewater reuse for agriculture. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-024-00560-y

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Flow rate influence on sediment depth estimation in sewers using temperature sensors
Regueiro-Picallo, M., Schellart, A., Jensen, H., Langeveld, J., Viklander, M. and Lundy, L. 2024. Flow rate influence on sediment depth estimation in sewers using temperature sensors. Water Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2024.193

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Campus source to sink wastewater surveillance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Folkes, M., Castro-Gutierrez, V., Lundy, L., Bajón-Fernández, Y., Soares, A., Jeffrey, P. and Hassard, F. 2024. Campus source to sink wastewater surveillance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Current Research in Microbial Sciences. 6, p. 100240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmicr.2024.100240

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Molding the future: optimization of bioleaching of rare earth elements from electronic waste by Penicillium expansum and insights into its mechanism
Gonzalez Baez, A., Pantoja Munoz, L., Timmermans, M., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2024. Molding the future: optimization of bioleaching of rare earth elements from electronic waste by Penicillium expansum and insights into its mechanism. Bioresource Technology. 402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2024.130750

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The tomato variety affects the survival of Shigella flexneri 2a in fruit pericarp
Henriquez, T., Guerra, S., Nerini, M., Purchase, D. and Marvasi, M. 2024. The tomato variety affects the survival of Shigella flexneri 2a in fruit pericarp. Pathogens. 13 (5). https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens13050379

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Recruitment, retention, and training of citizen scientists in translational medicine research: a citizen science initiative on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Shah, S., Barrado-Martín, Y., Marjot, T., Tomlinson, J. and Kiparoglou, V. 2024. Recruitment, retention, and training of citizen scientists in translational medicine research: a citizen science initiative on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Cureus: Journal of Medical Science. 16 (3). https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.56038

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Eat the fruit earlier: Sakis (Pithecia chrysocephala) show enhanced temporal fruit resource access compared with squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) in an urban forest fragment in Brazil
Take, M., Yumoto, T., Barnett, A., Onizawa, K. and Spironello, W. 2024. Eat the fruit earlier: Sakis (Pithecia chrysocephala) show enhanced temporal fruit resource access compared with squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) in an urban forest fragment in Brazil. American Journal of Primatology. 86 (2), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23575

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Pied tamarins change their vocal behavior in response to noise levels in the largest city in the Amazon
Sobroza, T., Gordo, M., Dunn, J., Pequeno, P., Naissinger, B. and Barnett, A. 2024. Pied tamarins change their vocal behavior in response to noise levels in the largest city in the Amazon. American Journal of Primatology. 86 (5). https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23606

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Do pied tamarins increase scent-marking in response to urban noise?
Sobroza, T., Dunn, J., Gordo, M. and Barnett, A. 2024. Do pied tamarins increase scent-marking in response to urban noise? Ethology Ecology and Evolution. 36 (2), pp. 136-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2023.2248591

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Food portion sizes: trends and drivers in an obesogenic environment
Papagiannaki, M. and Kerr, M. 2024. Food portion sizes: trends and drivers in an obesogenic environment. Nutrition Research Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954422424000027

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Disaccharide compositional analysis of chondroitin sulphate using WAX HILIC-MS with pre-column procainamide labelling; application to the placenta in pre-eclampsia
Antia, I., Hills, F. and Shah, A. 2024. Disaccharide compositional analysis of chondroitin sulphate using WAX HILIC-MS with pre-column procainamide labelling; application to the placenta in pre-eclampsia. Analytical Methods. 16 (4), pp. 566-575. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3AY01578E

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Blue carbon: challenges for definition, valuation and governance
Luisetti, T., McHarg, E., Smith, G., Parker, R., Juntti, M. and Benson, L. 2023. Blue carbon: challenges for definition, valuation and governance. in: Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science Elsevier.

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Clinical utility of ultrasound imaging for measuring anterior thigh thickness after anterior cruciate ligament injury in an individual patient to assess postsurgery outcome
Mechelli, F., Bayford, R., Garelick, H., Stokes, M. and Agyapong-Badu, S. 2023. Clinical utility of ultrasound imaging for measuring anterior thigh thickness after anterior cruciate ligament injury in an individual patient to assess postsurgery outcome. Case Reports in Orthopedics. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/6672951

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The potential use of food waste in biocementation process for eco-efficient construction materials
Mwandira, W., Mavroulidou, M., Gunn, M.J., Garelick, H. and Purchase, D. 2023. The potential use of food waste in biocementation process for eco-efficient construction materials. in: Wong, M.H., Purchase, D. and Dickinson, N. (ed.) Food Waste Valorisation: Food, Feed, Fertiliser, Fuel and Value-Added Products World Scientific. pp. 397-417

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Valorisation of brewery wastes in a circular bioeconomy – from low-cost animal feed to high-value products
Purchase, D. 2023. Valorisation of brewery wastes in a circular bioeconomy – from low-cost animal feed to high-value products. in: Wong, M.H., Purchase, D. and Dickinson, N. (ed.) Food Waste Valorisation: Food, Feed, Fertiliser, Fuel and Value-Added Products World Scientific. pp. 471-502

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Effects of patient recumbency position on neonatal chest EIT
Seifnaraghi, N., De Gelidi, S., Frerichs, I., Kallio, M., Sorantin, M., Demosthenous, A. and Bayford, R. 2023. Effects of patient recumbency position on neonatal chest EIT. IEEE Access. 11, pp. 68257 - 68268. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3290904

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Emerging applications in mass spectrometry imaging; enablers and roadblocks
Russo, C., Heaton, C., Flint, L., Voloaca, O., Haywood-Small, S., Clench, M., Francese, S. and Cole, L. 2020. Emerging applications in mass spectrometry imaging; enablers and roadblocks. Journal of Spectral Imaging. 9. https://doi.org/10.1255/jsi.2020.a13

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E-waste and metal contamination in the environment - Health effects
Dockrell, M., Purchase, D. and Price, R. 2023. E-waste and metal contamination in the environment - Health effects. in: Trace Metals in the Environment IntechOpen.

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Microbiological identification using MALDI-TOF and tandem mass spectrometry: industrial and environmental applications
Shah, H., Gharbia, S., Shah, A., Tranfield, E. and Thompson, C. (ed.) 2023. Microbiological identification using MALDI-TOF and tandem mass spectrometry: industrial and environmental applications. Wiley.

Edited Book

Complacency in fire evacuation from buildings: A technical research report into evacuee complacency, an overlooked component of fire safety management, from the IOSH Fire Risk Management Group
Gold, D., Thomas, D., Vincer, N. and Pitkin, M. 2023. Complacency in fire evacuation from buildings: A technical research report into evacuee complacency, an overlooked component of fire safety management, from the IOSH Fire Risk Management Group. LinkedIn.

Technical report

Diversity, transmission and selective pressure on the proteome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Shah, A., Shah, H., Duncan, L. and Ward, M. 2023. Diversity, transmission and selective pressure on the proteome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. in: Shah, H., Gharbia, S., Shah, A., Tranfield, E. and Clive, T. (ed.) Microbiological Identification using MALDI-TOF and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Industrial and Environmental Applications Wiley. pp. 183-201

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Progress in the microbiological applications of mass spectrometry: From electron impact to soft ionization techniques, MALDI-TOF MS and beyond
Shah, A., Shah, H., Gharbia, S. and Francese, S. 2023. Progress in the microbiological applications of mass spectrometry: From electron impact to soft ionization techniques, MALDI-TOF MS and beyond. in: Shah, H., Gharbia, S., Shah, A., Tranfield, E. and Clive, T. (ed.) Microbiological Identification using MALDI-TOF and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Industrial and Environmental Applications Wiley. pp. 1-35

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Wolbachia and Spiroplasma endosymbionts in the Anurida maritima (Collembola) species group
Timmermans, M., Prabha, H. and Kett, S. 2023. Wolbachia and Spiroplasma endosymbionts in the Anurida maritima (Collembola) species group. Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society. 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.1093/evolinnean/kzad001

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Non-invasive screening of breast cancer from fingertip smears—a proof of concept study
Russo, C., Wyld, L., Da Costa Aubreu, M., Bury, C., Heaton, C., Cole, L. and Francese, S. 2023. Non-invasive screening of breast cancer from fingertip smears—a proof of concept study. Scientific Reports. 13 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-29036-7

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Natural flood management: Opportunities to implement nature‐based solutions on privately owned land
Thaler, T., Hudson, P., Viavattene, C. and Green, C. 2023. Natural flood management: Opportunities to implement nature‐based solutions on privately owned land. WIREs Water. 10 (3). https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1637

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Menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances and obesity in teenage and adolescent girls in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Khaskheli, M., Durrani, R., Baloch, S., Baloch, A. and Shah, S. 2023. Menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances and obesity in teenage and adolescent girls in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. Journal of Health Research. 37 (1), pp. 26-32.. https://doi.org/10.56808/2586-940X.1013

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When partitioning is not an option: Resource availability predicts intraguild interactions in two isolated Amazonian primate assemblages
Cavalcante, T., Mourthé, Í., Barnett, A. and Bicca-Marques, J. 2023. When partitioning is not an option: Resource availability predicts intraguild interactions in two isolated Amazonian primate assemblages. Biotropica. 55 (4), pp. 839-848. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13233

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When food fights back: Cebid primate strategies of larval paper wasp predation and the high‐energy yield of high‐risk foraging.
Barnett, A., Stone, A., Shaw, P., Ronchi-Teles, B., dos Santos-Barnett, T., Pimenta, N., Kinap, N., Spironello, W., Bitencourt, A., Penhorwood, G., Umeed, R., de Oliveira, T., Bezerra, B., Boyle, S., Ross, C. and Wenzel, J. 2023. When food fights back: Cebid primate strategies of larval paper wasp predation and the high‐energy yield of high‐risk foraging. Austral Ecology: A Journal of Ecology in the Southern Hemisphere. 48 (4), pp. 719-742. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.13287

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A life in fragments: the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the recently described Parecis Plateau titi monkey (Plecturocebus parecis)
Mattos, F., de Alencar, T., Boyle, S., Fleck, G., Koolen, H., Pohlit, A., Silva-Diogo, O., Gusmão, A. and Barnett, A. 2023. A life in fragments: the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the recently described Parecis Plateau titi monkey (Plecturocebus parecis). International Journal of Primatology. 45, pp. 176-202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-023-00370-x

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Beans with bugs: Covert carnivory and infested seed selection by the red-nosed cuxiú monkey
Barnett, A., dos Santos-Barnett, T., Muir, J., Tománek, P., Gregory, T., Matte, A., Bezerra, B., de Oliveira, T., Norconk, M. and Boyle, S. 2023. Beans with bugs: Covert carnivory and infested seed selection by the red-nosed cuxiú monkey. Biotropica. 55 (3), pp. 579-593. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13207

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Knowledge shortfalls for titi monkey: A poorly known clade of small-bodied South American primates
Souza-Alves, J., Boyle, S. and Barnett, A. 2023. Knowledge shortfalls for titi monkey: A poorly known clade of small-bodied South American primates. Biological Conservation. 286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110256

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Records of Crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous Linnaeus, 1766, Carnivora, Canidae) in Rondônia, Brazil: range extension, threats and conservation
Ferreira, D., Oliveira, M., Goebel, L., Andriolo, A., Pommer-Barbosa, R., Mattos, F. and Barnett, A. 2023. Records of Crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous Linnaeus, 1766, Carnivora, Canidae) in Rondônia, Brazil: range extension, threats and conservation. Mammalia. 87 (6), pp. 577-582. https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2023-0011

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Searching for food in a concrete jungle: feeding ecology of a Psittacine assemblage (Aves, Psittacidae) in a major Amazonian city
Soares, C., Barnett, A., Scudeller, V. and Borges, S. 2023. Searching for food in a concrete jungle: feeding ecology of a Psittacine assemblage (Aves, Psittacidae) in a major Amazonian city. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências. 95 (3). https://doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765202320220606

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A critical review of the quantification, analysis and detection of radionuclides in the environment using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT): advances and perspectives
Pantoja Munoz, L. and Garelick, H. 2023. A critical review of the quantification, analysis and detection of radionuclides in the environment using diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT): advances and perspectives. Pure and Applied Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1515/pac-2023-0809

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Effect of routine suction on lung aeration in critically ill neonates and young infants measured with electrical impedance tomography
Händel, C., Becher, T., Miedema, M., Kallio, M., Papadouri, T., Waldmann, A.D., Sophocleous, L., Yerworth, R., Bayford, R., Rimensberger, P.C., van Kaam, A.H. and Frerichs, I. 2023. Effect of routine suction on lung aeration in critically ill neonates and young infants measured with electrical impedance tomography. Scientific Reports. 13 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-42965-7

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An 89.3% current efficiency, sub 0.1% THD current driver for electrical impedance tomography
Li, J., Jiang, D., Wu, Y, Neshatvar, N., Bayford, R. and Demosthenous, A. 2023. An 89.3% current efficiency, sub 0.1% THD current driver for electrical impedance tomography. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs. 70 (10), pp. 3742-3746. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2023.3294753

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Adopting a citizen science approach in translational experimental medicine research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a study protocol
Shah, S., Barrado-Martín, Y., Marjot, T., Tomlinson, J. and Kiparoglou, V. 2023. Adopting a citizen science approach in translational experimental medicine research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a study protocol. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice. 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.555

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Stages of gynaecological cancers at the time of first presentation at a large cancer hospital in Pakistan: An observational study
Khaskheli, M., Baloch, S., Khaskheli, S., Durrani, R., Jhatial, N. and Shah, S. 2023. Stages of gynaecological cancers at the time of first presentation at a large cancer hospital in Pakistan: An observational study. Dubai Medical Journal. 6 (4), pp. 274-279. https://doi.org/10.1159/000534211

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What incentives encourage local communities to collect and upload mosquito sound data by using smartphones? A mixed methods study in Tanzania
Dam, R., Mponzi, W., Msaky, D., Mwandyala, T., Kaindoa, E., Sinka, M., Kiskin, I., Herreros-Moya, E., Messina, J., Shah, S., Roberts, S. and Willis, K. 2023. What incentives encourage local communities to collect and upload mosquito sound data by using smartphones? A mixed methods study in Tanzania. Global Health Research and Policy. 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41256-023-00298-y

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