Dr Mahdiyeh Zadeh

Research Fellow

Qualifications: BEng. Civil Engineering, MEng. Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. Environmental Science

Research Interests

My research focuses on trace metals kinetics and speciation in the terrestrial environment and aquatic systems, source tracking of elements using "stable" isotope analysis, the long-term accumulation of heavy metals in soil and sediment as well as heavy metal immobilisation.


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Teaching Commitments


Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Science and Technology; Geochemical Environment; Metals

Isotope Geochemistry

Recent Publications

  • Hartland, A., Hu, C., Enge, G., Zitoun, R., Lehto, N., Salmanzadeh, M., . . . Breitenbach, S. (2018). Towards a quantitative proxy of cave dripwater hydrology. In European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 Vol. 20 (pp. 13780). Conference held Vienna, Austria. Retrieved from

  • Salmanzadeh, M., Schipper, L. A., Balks, M. R., Hartland, A., Mudge, P. L., & Littler, R. (2017). The effect of irrigation on cadmium, uranium, and phosphorus contents in agricultural soils. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 247, 84-90. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2017.06.028 Open Access version:

  • Salmanzadeh, M., Hartland, A., Stirling, C. H., Balks, M. R., Schipper, L. A., Joshi, C., & George, E. (2017). Isotope tracing of long-term cadmium fluxes in an agricultural soil. Environmental Science & Technology, 9 pages. doi:10.1021/ace.est.7b00858 Open Access version:

  • Salmanzadeh, M., Schipper, L. A., Balks, M., Hartland, A., & Mudge, P. (2016). Cadmium leaching in New Zealand agricultural soils. In New Zealand Society of Soil Science & Soil Science Australia: Soil, a Balancing Act Downunder. Conference held in Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Room: FG.3.06
Phone: +6478379522