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Dr Deborah Pritchard

 

BScAgric(Hons)(UWA) PhD(Curtin)

Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Department of Environment and Agriculture
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 303.185
Phone 08 9266 4509
Fax 08 9266 2495
Email D.Pritchard@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Deborah Pritchard, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environment and Agriculture. She teaches soil science and agronomy and has a strong research profile focusing on the agronomic and environmental aspects of the agricultural land application of various organic wastes.

Overview

 

Dr Deborah Pritchard has over 14 years of research experience investigating the agronomic and environmental aspects of biosolids recycled to agricultural land; specifically related to nutrient recycling, heavy metals, pathogens and contaminants.  She was the Western Australian project leader for the National Biosolids Research Program (NBRP) and is the Principle Investigator for a number of similar projects including pelletised biosolids, lime-amended biosolids, alum-biosolids and municipal compost waste and is collaborating on a faecal DNA fingerprinting project.

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Publications

2016

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2015

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2013

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2004

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2003

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1998

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Other Information

Conference Proceedings

McLaughlin M, Whatmuff M, Warne M, Heemsbergen D, Barry G, Bell M, Nash D, Pritchard D, Penney N  (2007) Predicting the Risk from Cadmium Transfer to Crops from Soils Amended with Biosolids, in OzWater Conference, Australian Water Association, Paper 07291, 4-8 March 2007.

Whatmuff M, McLaughlin M, Warne M, Heemsbergen D, Barry G, Bell M, Nash D, Pritchard D (2007) Differences in the solubility and food chain accumulation of cadmium applied to a range of field soils as either biosolids or as inorganic salts. In Zhu Y, Lepp N & Naidu R (eds) Biochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health.

McLaughlin MJ, Warne MStJ, Stevens DP, Whatmuff MS, Heemsbergen D, Broos K, Barry G, Bell MJ, Nash D, Pritchard D, Penney N (2007) Australia's National Biosolids Research Program-how it came about, and what has it discovered? in LeBlanc RJ, Laughton PJ & Rajesh T (eds) Conference Proceedings Moving Forward, Wastewater Biosolids Sustainability, IWA, Canada, CD-Rom pp 55-61, 24-27 June 2007.

Pritchard D, Penney N, Bell M, Barry G (2007) Getting a grip on biosolids; the impact of phosphorus loading rates in Australia, in LeBlanc RJ, Laughton PJ & Rajesh T (eds) Conference Proceedings Moving Forward, Wastewater Biosolids Sustainability, IWA, Canada, CD-Rom pp 853-859, 24-27 June 2007.

Heemsbergen D, Warne MS, McLaughlin, Whatmuff M, Broos K, Barry G, Bell M, Nash D, Pritchard D, Penney N (2007) Proposed model of deriving biosolids guidelines for Cu and Zn toxicity to wheat in Australian soils, CleanUp 07 Conference, 2nd Int Contaminated Site Remediation Conference & 1st Australian Contamination Summit, CRC CARE Adelaide, June 2007.

Warne MStJ, Broos K, Heemsbergen D, McLaughlin M, Whatmuff M, Barry G, Bell M, Nash D, Pritchard D (2007) Using soil physiochemical properties to model and predict the bioavailability and toxicity of copper and zinc to wheat and micro-organisms, CleanUp 07 Conference, 2nd Intl Contaminated Site Remediation Conference & 1st Australian Contamination Summit, CRC CARE, Adelaide, June 2007.

McLaughlin M, Whatmuff M, Warne MStJ, Heemsbergen DA, Barry G, Bell M, Nash D, Pritchard D (2007) Predicting the risk of contamination of the food chain due to cadmium in Australian soils, and defining limits for cadmium in urban wastes applied to soils, CleanUp 07 Conference, the 2nd Int Contaminated Site Remediation Conference & 1st Australian Contamination Summit, CRC CARE, Adelaide, June 2007.

Warne MStJ, Heemsbergen D, Stevens D, McLaughlin, MJ, Cozens G, Whatmuff M, Barry G, Bell M, Pritchard D, Broos K, Penney N, Nash D (2007) Models for the toxicity of Cu and Zn to wheat in 14 Australian Soils and Field Validation, Poster SETAC, Europe 17th Annual Meeting, Abstract no.997, Portugal, 20-24 May 2007.

Pritchard D, Penney N, Collins D (2006) ‘Biosolids at the farm gate' in Biosolids Specialty Conference III, AWA, CD-Rom Paper 5B-01, Melbourne, Australia, 7-8 June 2006.

Collins D, Pritchard D, Penney N (2006) ‘The response of wheat on acidic soil using lime-amended biosolids' in Biosolids Specialty Conference III, AWA, CD-Rom, Paper 2A-03, Melbourne, Australia, 7-8 June 2006.

McLaughlin M, Whatmuff M, Warne M, Heemsbergen D, Barry G, Bell M, Nash D, Pritchard D, Penney N (2006) ‘Predicting the risk from transfer to crops from soils amended with urban waste materials'. SETAC: Asia Pacific 2006 Meeting, D 1-3, Beijing, 18-20 September 2006.

Pritchard D, Dumbrell I, Penney N (2006) ‘Biosolids: Black Gold in Western Australia', in Wang H & Lavery J (eds), New Zealand Land Collective Treatment, pp. 227-233, Nelson, New Zealand, 14 Mar 2006.

Russell J. Fisher J, Murray-Prior R, Pritchard D, Collins M (2006) ‘Assessing the sustainability of high production systems', in Proceedings of Agribusiness Crop Updates, Farming Systems, Department of Agriculture and Food, Perth, Feb 2006.

Warne M, Toze S, Blackbeard J, Kookana R, Schwarz K, Clarke B, Pritchard D, Porter N (2006) ‘ Risk assessment for pathogens and organic contaminants in biosolids: Part 1 - a progress report, in Biosolids Specialty Conference III, AWA,  CD-Rom Paper 3A.03, Melbourne, Australia, 7-8 June 2006.

Crute K, Toze S, Pritchard D, Penney N (2004) ‘Risk pathway assessment of pathogens present in biosolids from handling to growth of cereal crops' in Proceedings Biosolids Speciality Conference II, AWA, Sydney, 2-3 June 2004.

Pritchard D, Bridle T, Collins D, Penney, N (2004) ‘Investigations into the Nitrogen and Phosphorus value of pelletised biosolids' in Proceedings Biosolids Speciality Conference II, AWA, Sydney, 2-3 June 2004.

Pritchard D, Warne MStJ, Bell MJ, Stokes J (2004) ‘Mineralisation of Phosphorus in Biosolids: Is this Just an Urban Myth?' in Proceedings Biosolids Specialty II Conference, AWA, Sydney, 2-3 June 2004.

Bridle TR, Pritchard DL (2004) ‘Energy and nutrient recovery from sewage sludge via pyrolysis' in Proceedings of the IWA Specialist Sludge conference:  Resources from "Sludge: Forging New Frontiers". Singapore, 2-3 March 2004.

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