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Southern Cross GeoScience

Niloofar Karimian

Niloofar Karimian

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

E: niloofar.karimian@scu.edu.au

Research interests

  • Biogeochemical cycling of iron and sulfur in acid sulfate soil wetlands and acid mine drainage affected environments.
  • Transformations of minerals under fluctuating redox conditions.
  • Geochemical behaviour and redox transformation of trace metals and metalloids such as arsenic and antimony in soils and sediments.
  • Antimony speciation and fate in anoxic aqueous environments and its interactions with the sulfur cycle.

Awards and honours

  • 2013: Southern Cross Geoscience Ph.D. Scholarship (3 YEARS)
  • 2016: The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) travel bursary to attend the New User Symposium (NUS2016), Melbourne, Australia (6th September, 2016)
  • 2017: ISTEB travel award to support expenses for attending the International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE), 2017 in ETH Zurich.
  • Sothern Cross University student conference assistance.
  • 2017: Sothern Cross Geoscience staff conference assistance.
  • 2017: Best oral presentation (Sb symposium) in ICOBTE 2017 (Zurich).

Journal articles

  • Karimian, N., Johnston, S.G., Burton, E.D., 2017. Antimony and Arsenic Behaviour during Fe(II)-Induced Transformation of Jarosite, Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (2017) 4259-4268.
  • Karimian, N., Johnston, S.G., Burton, E.D., 2017. Effect of cyclic redox oscillations on water quality in freshwater acid sulfate soil wetlands. Science of The Total Environment, 581-582: 314-327.
  • Karimian, N., Johnston, S.G., Burton, E.D., 2017. Acidity generation accompanying iron and sulfur transformations during drought simulation of freshwater re-flooded acid sulfate soils. Geoderma, 285: 117-131.
  • Karimian, N., Kalbasi, M., Hajrasouliha., S., 2012. Effect of acidified converter sludge on some chemical characteristics of selected calcareous soils from central Iran. African journal of agricultural sciences. Vol. 7(4), pp. 568-576.

Dissertations

  • Master's thesis - Effect of acidified converter sludge on some chemical characteristics of selected calcareous soils from central Iran. 2011.

Conferences

  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2016). Effect of PH on As and SB behaviour during transformation of jarosite. In: "ICOBTE Conference 2017". 16th-20th July 2017. Zurich, Switzerland. (Oral presentation)
  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2016). Extreme redox oscillations in fresh water re-flooded acid sulfate soil wetlands: Effects on Fe, S and trace metals speciation. In: "Goldschmidt Conference 2016". 26th June -4th July 2016. Yokohama, Japan. (Oral presentation)
  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2015). Potential risk assessment of re-flooded freshwater acid sulfate soil wetlands affected by drought. In: "Southern Cross Postgrad Research and Practice Conferernce"18-19 June 2015, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia. (Oral presentation)
  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2015). Impact of Fe(II) concentration and pH on transformation of As/Sb bearing jarosite. In: "Goldschmidt Conference 2015". 16th -21st August 2015. Prague. (Oral presentation)
  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2015). Effect of an Fe2+ gradient on the transformation of As/Sb co-precipitated jarosite. In: "RISE conference, Southern Cross university". 21st-22 October 2015. Lismore, Australia. (Poster presentation)
  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2014). Effects of drought on kinetics and magnitude of acidity generation of re-flooded freshwater acid sulfate soils. In" RISE conference".21st-22 October 2014, Southern Cross university, Lismore. (Oral presentation)
  • Karimian N., Johnston S.G., Burton E.D. (2014). Kinetics and magnitude of acidity generation during simulated oxidation of re-flooded freshwater acid sulfate soils. In: "Proceedings of the 4th National Conference on Acid Sulfate Soils". 20th-21st May 2014, Perth, Australia. (Oral presentation)