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Research Publications

Publications are a critical part of many of our research projects to provide clarity and demonstrate the quality of science completed by Verum Group. A selection of recent papers are below, and many more are available through our research gate links or feel free to contact our scientists directly. Use the search function to hunt through PDFs of our research papers.

Topics to explore: Ecology | Environmental Management | Geochemistry | Treatment & Rehabilitation

 

Ecology

Dent, J. & Molles, L. (2016). Call-based identification as a potential tool for monitoring Great Spotted Kiwi. Emu, 116, 315-322. doi:10.1071/MU15079

Bedoya, C., Isaza, C., Daza, J. & López, J. (2014). Automatic recognition of anuran species based on syllable identification. Ecological Informatics, 24, 200-209. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2014.08.009

Valderrama, S., Molles, L., Waas, J. & Slabbekoorn, H. (2013). Conservation implications of song divergence between source and translocated populations of the North Island Kōkako. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 950-960. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12094

Molles, L. & Vehrencamp, S. (2001). Songbird cheaters pay a retaliation cost: evidence for auditory conventional signals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 268, 2013–2019. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2001.1757

Environmental Management

Cavanagh, J., Pope, J., Harding, J., Trumm, D., Craw, D., Simcock, R., Weber, P., Webster-Brown, J., Eppink, F. & Simon, K. (2018). Mine Environment Life-cycle Guide: potential acid-forming and non-acid-forming coal mines. 178 pgs. Christchurch: CMER.

Cavanagh, J., Pope, J., Simcock, R., Harding, J., Trumm, D., Craw, D., Weber, P., Webster-Brown, J., Eppink, F. & Simon, K. (2018). Mine Environment Life-cycle Guide: epithermal gold mines. 173 pgs. Christchurch: CMER.

Cavanagh, J., Pope, J., Simcock, R., Harding, J., Trumm, D., Craw, D., Weber, P., Webster-Brown, J., Eppink, F. & Simon, K. (2018). Mine Environment Life-cycle Guide: mesothermal (orogenic) gold mines. 159 pgs. Christchurch: CMER.

Pope, J., Cavanagh, J., Harding, J., Trumm, D., Craw, D., Simcock, R., Webster-Brown, J., Weber, P., Christenson, H. & Eppink, F. (2018). NZ minerals sector environmental research - tools to make better mines. AusIMM New Zealand Branch Conference: Tauranga, pp. 265-274.

Geochemistry

Fairgray, M., Webster-Brown, J. & Pope, J. (2020). Testing geochemical predictions of trace element toxicity and bioavailability at a rehabilitated mine site. Mine Water and the Environment, 39, 75–92. DOI: 10.1007/s10230-019-00644-y.

Jewiss, C., Craw, D., Pope, J., Christenson, H. & Trumm, D. (2020). Dilution processes of rainfall-enhanced acid mine drainage discharges from historic underground coal mines, New Zealand. Mine Water and the Environment, 39, 27-41. DOI: 10.1007/s10230-019-00650-0.

Butler, S., Pope, J., Chaganti, S., Heath, D. & Weisener, C. (2019). Biogeochemical characterization of metal behavior from novel mussel shell bioreactor sludge residues. Geosciences, 9, 1, 50. DOI: 10.3390/geosciences9010050.

Christenson, H., Pope, J., Trumm, D., Newman, N., Rubio, I., Kerr, G., Young, M. & Uster, B. (2019). Manganese and trace element removal from New Zealand coal mine drainage using limestone leaching beds. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 62, 2, 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2018.1540995

Uster, B., Milke, M., Webster-Brown, J., O'Sullivan, A., Pope, J. & Trumm, D. (2019). Effect of alkalinity source on mechanisms of iron, manganese and zinc removal from acid mine drainage by sulfate-reducing bioreactors. engrXiv, 3 December 2019. DOI:10.31224/osf.io/yzh9s.

Christenson, H., Pope, J., Craw, D., Johns, J., Newman, N. & Trumm, D. (2018). Characterisation of arsenic geochemistry in mine tailings from a mesothermal gold deposit. In Wolkersdorfer, C., Sartz, L., Weber, A., Burgess, J. & Tremblay, G. (Eds.), Risk to Opportunity, Vol 2, (pp. 573-578). 11th ICARD | IMWA | MWD Conference. Pretoria, South Africa: ICARD.

Fairgray, M., Pope, J., Trumm, D. & Webster-Brown, J. (2018). Water chemistry changes in Cannel Creek following remedial work of Bellvue Mine AMD. AusIMM New Zealand Branch Annual Meeting: Tauranga, pp. 361-362.

Kerr, G., Craw, D., Trumm, D. & Pope, J. (2018). Authigenic realgar and gold in dynamic redox gradients developed on historic mine wastes, New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry, 97, 123-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2018.08.009

Pope, J., Christenson, H., Gordon, K., Newman, N. & Trumm, D. (2018). Decrease in acid mine drainage release rate from mine pit walls in Brunner Coal Measures. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 61, 2, 195-206. DOI: 10.1080/00288306.2018.1448289

Treatment and rehabilitation

Eppink, F., Trumm, D., Weber, P., Olds, W., Pope, J. & Cavanagh, J. (2020). Economic performance of active and passive AMD treatment systems under uncertainty: Case studies from the Brunner Coal Measures in New Zealand. Mine Water Environ, 39, 785–796. DOI: 10.1007/s10230-020-00710-w

Christenson, H., Weber, P., Pope, J., Newman, N., Olds, W. & Trumm, D. (2018). Enhanced passive treatment systems: addition of nutrients to bioreactors. AusIMM New Zealand Branch Annual Meeting: Tauranga, pp. 97-104.

Forbes, E., Trumm, D., Pope, J. & Bell, D. (2018). Comparison of diversion well substrates for the treatment of acid mine drainage Bellvue Mine, West Coast, New Zealand. In Wolkersdorfer, C., Sartz, L., Weber, A., Burgess, J. & Tremblay, G. (Eds.), Risk to Opportunity, Vol 2, (pp. 116-120). 11th ICARD | IMWA | MWD Conference. Pretoria, South Africa: ICARD

Hillman, C.P., Trumm, D., Bello-Mendoza, R. & Pope, J. (2018). Quantifying and treating contaminant discharges from the James Mine on New Zealand's West Coast. AusIMM New Zealand Branch Conference: Tauranga, pp. 373-374.

Trumm, D., Christenson, H., Pope, J., Watson, K., Mason, K., Squire, R., McDonald, G. & Mazzetti, A. (2018). Treatment of high Mn concentrations at Wahia Gold Mine, New Zealand by two methods: A limestone leaching bed and a slag leaching bed. In Wolkersdorfer, C., Sartz, L., Weber, A., Burgess, J. & Tremblay, G. (Eds.), Risk to Opportunity, Vol 1, (pp. 204-209). 11th ICARD | IMWA | MWD Conference. Pretoria, South Africa: ICARD.

Trumm, D. & Pope, J. (2015). Passive treatment of neutral mine drainage at a metal mine in New Zealand using an oxidizing system and slag leaching bed. Mine Water Research in New Zealand, 34, 4, 430-441. DOI: 10.1007/s10230-015-0355-3