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Associate Professor Kim Dowling

Associate Dean (Teaching Quality)

School of Engineering, IT and Phys. Sci.

Section/Portfolio:

School Leadership

Location:

Mt Helen Campus, Online

Can copper products and surfaces reduce the spread of infectious microorganisms and hospital-acquired infections?

Pathogen transfer and infection in the built environment are globally significant events, leading...

Can optimum solar radiation exposure or supplemented vitamin D intake reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms?

The foremost mortality-causing symptom associated with COVID-19 is acute respiratory distress...

Germination biology of three populations of Navua sedge (Cyperus aromaticus)

Navua sedge [Cyperus aromaticus (Ridley) Mattf. & Kük.] is an aggressive perennial sedge native...

Healthy waterways and ecologically sustainable cities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration (northern China): Challenges and future directions

The cities across the northern dry region of China are exposed to multiple sustainability...

Ecology, distribution and control of the invasive weed Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack. ex Arechav.: A global review of current and future challenges

Nassella trichotoma (serrated tussock) is a highly invasive perennial C3 weed from South America....

Naturally occurring potentially harmful elements in groundwater in makueni county, south?eastern kenya: Effects on drinking water quality and agriculture

Makueni County is located in the semi‐arid south‐eastern Kenya region characterized...

Weed management for landscape scale restoration of global temperate grasslands

Globally, temperate grasslands have been significantly degraded as a result of urbanisation,...

Analysis of a Combined Circular–Toppling Slope Failure in an Open–Pit

Most studies of rock slope failures on open–pit mines have considered either toppling or circular...

Effect of faults on stability of partially saturated rock slope

The effect of three faults on the slope stability was studied for the Stage 1 open pit in an open...

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Modelling and Analyses of Rock Bridge Fracture and Step-Path Failure in Open-Pit Mine Rock Slope

Rock Bridge fracturing and coalescence with pre-existing discontinuities in rock mass due to the...

Assessment of potentially toxic metal contamination in the soils of a legacy mine site in Central Victoria, Australia

The environmental impact of toxic metal contamination from legacy mining activities, many of...

Controlled burn and immediate mobilization of potentially toxic elements in soil, from a legacy mine site in Central Victoria, Australia

Conducting controlled burns in fire prone areas is an efficient and economic method for forest...

Effects of prescribed fire and post-fire rainfall on mercury mobilization and subsequent contamination assessment in a legacy mine site in Victoria, Australia

Prescribed fire conducted in fire-prone areas is a cost-effective choice for forest management,...

Finite element analysis of rock slope stability using shear strength reduction method

Finite element analysis incorporating the shear strength reduction method was applied to study...

Influence of controlled burning on the mobility and temporal variations of potentially toxic metals (PTMs) in the soils of a legacy gold mine site in Central Victoria, Australia

Controlled burns also known as managed burns or prescribed fires conducted in fire-prone areas...

In vitro assessment of arsenic mobility in historical mine waste dust using simulated lung fluid

Exposure studies have linked arsenic (As) ingestion with disease in mining-affected populations;...

Recent advances in the microencapsulation of omega-3 oil and probiotic bacteria through complex coacervation: A review

Background Functional foods are a fastest growing sector of the food industry. The development of...

Seed germination response of a noxious agricultural weed Echium plantagineum to temperature, light, pH, drought stress, salinity, heat and smoke

Echium plantagineum is a significant pasture weed in the Mediterranean climatic zone of several...

Effect of extraction temperature on composition, structure and functional properties of flaxseed gum

Flaxseed gum (FG) was extracted at four different temperatures (30, 50, 70 and 90 °C). Chemical...

In-vitro digestion of probiotic bacteria and omega-3 oil co-microencapsulated in whey protein isolate-gum Arabic complex coacervates

Solid co-microcapsules of omega-3 rich tuna oil and probiotic bacteria L. casei were produced...

Risk of post-fire metal mobilization into surface water resources: A review

One of the significant economic benefits to communities around the world of having pristine...

The Unquantified Risk of Post-Fire Metal Concentration in Soil: a Review

Forest fire is a natural disturbance that occurs in many terrestrial ecosystems specifically in...

Trace metal content in inhalable particulate matter (PM2.5-10 and PM2.5) collected from historical mine waste deposits using a laboratory-based approach

Mine wastes and tailings are considered hazardous to human health because of their potential to...

Building Suitable Restoration Approaches in the Brownfields

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Influence of selected environmental factors on seed germination and seedling survival of the arid zone invasive species tobacco bush (Nicotiana glauca R. Graham)

Tobacco bush (Nicotiana glauca R. Graham) is an aggressive invading species, which is active...

Kinematic assessment of slopes at handlebar hill open cut mine, Mt. Isa, Queensland, Australia

A complete kinematic analysis was conducted for the west slope at the Handlebar Hill mine using...

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Microencapsulation of flaxseed oil in flaxseed protein and flaxseed gum complex coacervates

Flaxseed oil, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, was microencapsulated in a novel matrix...

Preparation, characterization and functional properties of flax seed protein isolate

Flaxseed protein isolate (FPI) was extracted from flaxseeds, and its amino acid composition and...

Size-dependent characterisation of historical gold mine wastes to examine human pathways of exposure to arsenic and other potentially toxic elements

Abandoned historical gold mining wastes often exist as geographically extensive, unremediated,...

Survival and fermentation activity of probiotic bacteria and oxidative stability of omega-3 oil in co-microcapsules during storage

Tuna oil (O) and probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus casei (P) were co-microencapsulated in whey...

Survival, oxidative stability, and surface characteristics of spray dried co-microcapsules containing omega-3 fatty acids and probiotic bacteria

The objective of the study was to determine optimum inlet and outlet air temperatures of spray...

Sustainability and Regional Development: When Brownfields Become Playing Fields

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Co-encapsulation and characterisation of omega-3 fatty acids and probiotic bacteria in whey protein isolate-gum Arabic complex coacervates

Omega-3 fatty acids and probiotic bacteria were co-encapsulated in a single whey protein isolate...

Complex coacervation between flaxseed protein isolate and flaxseed gum

Flaxseed protein isolate (FPI) and flaxseed gum (FG) were extracted, and the electrostatic...

Discussions on locomotion and excavation systems of 'SROSD II'

Microencapsulation of omega-3 fatty acids: A review of microencapsulation and characterization methods

To improve consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, foods can be enriched with omega-3 rich oils....

Slope stability and rockfall Hazard analysis in open pit zinc mine

Rockfalls are a major safety hazard in open cut mines, particularly in large-scale deep pits. The...

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Complex coacervation with whey protein isolate and gum arabic for the microencapsulation of omega-3 rich tuna oil

Tuna oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids was microencapsulated in whey protein isolate (WPI)-gum...

Health effects associated with inhalation of airborne arsenic arising from mining operations

Arsenic in dust and aerosol generated by mining, mineral processing and metallurgical extraction...

Editorial: Medical Geology in Asia: Toxic materials in the environment and human diseases

Ongoing soil arsenic exposure of children living in an historical gold mining area in regional Victoria, Australia: Identifying risk factors associated with uptake

Elevated levels of arsenic have been observed in some mine wastes and soils around historical...

Trace metal contamination of mineral spring water in an historical mining area in regional Victoria, Australia

Significant global consumption of spring and mineral water is fuelled by perceived therapeutic...

Turbidity Caused by Spillage from a Dredging/Mining Transverse Axis Cutter

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Cancer incidence and soil arsenic exposure in a historical gold mining area in Victoria, Australia: A geospatial analysis

Soil and mine waste around historical gold mining sites may have elevated arsenic concentrations....

Conceptual design of a Submersible Remotely Operated Swimming Dredger (SROSD)

Arsenic microdistribution and speciation in toenail clippings of children living in a historic gold mining area

Arsenic is naturally associated with gold mineralisation and elevated in some soils and mine...

Assessment of Cadmium distribution in some Australian krasnozems by sequential extraction

A sequential extraction procedure was used to investigate the influence of long-term phosphate...

Toenails: they know where you've been!

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Arsenic and major cation hydrogeochemistry of the central Victorian (Australia) surface waters

This paper reports on the major cations (Ca, Mg, Na and K) and arsenic (As) compositions of...

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Seasonal changes in arsenic concentrations and hydrogeochemistry of Canadian Creek, Ballarat (Victoria, Australia)

A 10-month study of surface waters in Canadian Creek (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) showed the...

Perceptions of engineering from female, secondary college students in regional Victoria

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Soil and vegetable analysis from the Victorian goldfields: characterization of a potential backyard hazard.

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