Research Publications

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Bujaczek, T., Kolter, S., Locky, D., Ross, M.S., “Characterization of microplastics and anthropogenic fibers in surface waters of the North Saskatchewan River, Alberta, Canada. FACETS, 2021

Oil Sands Naphthenic Acids

Challis J.K., Parajas A., Anderson J., Asiedu E., Martin J.W., Wong C.S., Ross M.S “Photodegradation of Bitumen-Derived Organics in Oil Sands Process-Affected Water” Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 2020,22, 1243-1255.

Gerner N., Kone M., Ross M.S., Pereira A.S., Ulrich A., Martin J., Liess M. ” Stream invertebrate community structure at Canadian oil sands development is linked to the concentration of bitumen-derived contaminants ” Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 575 (1), 1005-1013.

Sohrabi V., Ross M.S., Martin J.W., Barker J.F. “Potential for in situ chemical oxidation of acid extractable organics in oil sands process affected groundwater.” Chemosphere, 2013, 93(11) 2698-2703.

Headley, J.V., Peru K.M., Mohamed M.H., Frank R.A., Martin J.W., Hazewinkle R.R.O., Humphries D., Narine P. Gurprasad, Hewitt L.M., Muir D.C.G., Lindeman D., Strub R., Young R.F., Grewer D.M., Whittal R.M, Fedorak P.M, Birkholz D.A., Hindle R., Reisdorph R., Wang X., Kasperski K., Hamilton C., Woudneh M., Wang G., Loescher B., Farwell A., Dixon D.G., Ross M.S., Pereira A.S., King E., Barrow M.P., Fahlman B., Bailey J., Mcmartin D.W., Borchers C.H., Ryan C.H., Toor N.S., Gillis H.M., Zuin L., Bickerton G., Mcmaster M., Sverko E., Shang D., Wilson L.D., Wrona F.J.  “Chemical Fingerprinting of Oil Sands Naphthenic Acids in Environmental Samples – A Review of Analytical Methods.”  Journal of Environmental Science and Health A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 2013, 48(10) 1145-1163.

Ross M.S., Pereira A.S., Fennell J., Davies M., Johnson J., Sliva L., Martin J.W.  “Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Naphthenic Acids in Natural Waters Surrounding the Canadian Oil Sands Industry.”  Environmental Science & Technology. 2012, 46(23) 3196-3203. * 3rd Runner-up Best Article-Science 2012

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Ross M.S., Wong C.S., Martin J.W. “Isomer specific biotransformation of perfluorooctane sulfonamide in Sprague-Dawley Rats.”  Environmental Science & Technology. 2012, 46(6) 12796-12805.

Asher B.J., Ross M.S., Wong C.S. “Tracking chiral polychlorinated biphenyl sources near a hazardous waste incinerator: Fresh emissions or weathered revolatilization.”  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 2012, 31(7) 1453-1460.

Ross M.S., Letcher R.J., McKinney M.A., Sonne C., Dietz R., Wong C.S.  “Comparison of the enantiomer distribution of chiral organochlorine contaminants in captive West Greenland sled dogs and polar bears from Baffin Bay.”  In Chiral Pesticides:  Stereoselectivity and Its Consequences (eds. AW Garrison, J Gan, W Liu), American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 2011, 1085, 45-63.

Ross M.S., Pulster E.L., Ejsmont M.B., Chow E.A., Hessel C.M., Maruya K.A., Wong C.S.  “Enantioselectivity of polychlorinated biphenyl atropisomers in the sediment and biota from the Turtle/Brunswick River estuary, Georgia, USA.”  Marine Pollution Bulletin.  2011, 63 (5-12) 548-55.

Ross M.S. and Wong C.S. “Comparison of electrospray ionization, atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI), and anion attachment APPI for the analysis of hexabromocyclododecane enantiomers in environmental samples.” Journal of Chromatography A. 2010, 1217 (50) 7855-7863.

Martin J.W., Asher B.J., Beesoon S., Benskin J.P., Ross M.S.  “PFOS or PreFOS? Are perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors (PreFOS) important determinants of human and environmental perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exposure?” Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 2010, 12 (11) 1979-2004.

Ross M.S., Verreault J., Letcher R.J., Gabrielsen G.W., and Wong C.S.  “Chiral organochlorine contaminants in the blood and eggs of glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) from the Norwegian arctic.”  Environmental Science & Technology. 2008, 42 (19) 7181-7186.

Additional Publications

Krook J.T., Duperreault E., Newton D., Ross M.S., Hamilton T.J. “Repeated ethanol exposure increases anxiety-like behaviour in zebrafish during withdrawal” Peer J.  7:e6551 DOI 10.7717/peerj.6551

Gao S., Hilts R.W., Ross M.S., Styler S.A. “Particulate matters: student-led air quality research in the third-year environmental chemistry classroom and the field” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2018, 410 (14), 3223-3229.

Strand C.R., Ross M.S., Weiss S.L., and Deviche P. “Testosterone and social context affect singing behavior but not song control region volumes in adult male songbirds in the fall.” Behavioural Processes.  2008, 78 (1) 29-37.