Selected publications

  1. Fraser, S. E., Insoll, T., Thompson, A. & van Dongen, B. E. Organic geochemical analysis of archaeological medicine pots from Northern Ghana. The multi-functionality of pottery. J Archaeol Sci39, 2506-2514, doi:DOI 10.1016/j.jas.2012.03.015 (2012).
  2. Kabuyah, R. N. T. M., van Dongen, B. E., Bewsher, A. D. & Robinson, C. H. Decomposition of lignin in wheat straw in a sand-dune grassland. Soil Biol Biochem45, 128-131, doi:DOI 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.10.014 (2012).
  3. Al Lawati, W. M. et al. Characterisation of organic matter and microbial communities in contrasting arsenic-rich Holocene and arsenic-poor Pleistocene aquifers, Red River Delta, Vietnam. Appl Geochem27, 315-325, doi:DOI 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.09.030 (2012).
  4. Byrne, G. M. et al. Understanding the fate of iron in a modern temperate estuary: Leirarvogur, Iceland. Appl Geochem 26, S16-S19, doi:DOI 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.018 (2011).
  5. Mondal, D. et al. Comparison of drinking water, raw rice and cooking of rice as arsenic exposure routes in three contrasting areas of West Bengal, India. Environ Geochem Hlth 32, 463-477, doi:DOI 10.1007/s10653-010-9319-5 (2010).
  6. Handley, K. M., Hery, M. & Lloyd, J. R. Redox cycling of arsenic by the hydrothermal marine bacterium Marinobacter santoriniensis. Environ Microbiol11, 1601-1611, doi:DOI 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.01890.x (2009).
  7. Gault, A.G., Rowland, H.A.L., Charnock, J.M., Wogelius, R.A., Gomez-Morilla, I., Vong, S., Samreth, S., Sampson, M.L. and Polya, D.A. (2008) Arsenic in hair and nails of individuals exposed to arsenic-rich groundwaters in Kandal Province, Cambodia. Science of the Total Environment; 168-176.
  8. Rowland, H.A.L., Pederick, R.L., Polya, D.A., Pancost, R.A., van Dongen, B.E., Gault, A.G., Bryant, C., Anderson, B. Charnock, J.M., Vaughan, D.J. and Lloyd, J.R. (2007) Control of organic matter type of microbially mediated release of arsenic from contrasting shallow aquifer sediments from Cambodia Geobiology, 5, 281-292.
  9. Rowland, H.A.L., Polya, D.A., Lloyd, J.R. and Pancost, R.D. (2006) Characterisation of organic matter in a shallow, reducing, arsenic-rich aquifer, West Bengal. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 1101-1114
  10. Brima, E., Haris, P.I., Jenkins, R.O., Polya, D.A., Gault, A.G. and Harrington, C.F. (2006) Understanding arsenic metabolism through a comparative study of arsenic levels in the urine, hair and fingernails of health volunteers from three unexposed ethnic groups in the United Kingdom, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 216, 122-130
  11. Seath J, Gize AP, David AR, Hall K, Lythgoe P, Speak R, Caldwell S (2006) An atypical Ancient Egyptian pillow from Sedment el-Gebel: evidence for migrant worker trading and technology. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 33(4), 546-550
  12. Fraser, S., Polya, D., Lythgoe, P. and Insoll, T. (2005) Preminary work for the LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Carnelian Archaeological Artefacts. Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publication, 301, 213-224
  13. Polya, D.A., Gault, A.G., Diebe, N., Feldmann, P., Rosenboom, J.W., Gilligan, E., Fredericks, D., Milton, A.H., Sampson, M., Rowland, H.A.L., Lythgoe, P.R., Jones, J.C., Middleton, C. and Cooke, D.A. (2005) Arsenic hazard in shallow Cambodian groundwaters Mineralogical Magazine, 69, 807-823.
  14. Gault, A.G., Cooke, D.R., Townsend, A.T., Charnock, J.M. and Polya, D.A. (2005) Mechanisms of arsenic attenuation in acid mine drainage from Mount Bischoff, western Tasmanania. Science of the Total Environment, 345, 219-228.
  15. Gault, A.G., Jana, J., Chakraborty, S., Mukherjee, P., Sarkar, M., Nath, B., Polya, D.A. and Chatterjee, D. (2005) Preservation strategies for inorganic arsenic species in high iron, low Eh groundwater from West Bengal, India. Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry, 381, 347-353.
  16. Islam, F.S., Gault, A.G., Boothman, C., Polya, D.A., Charnock, J.M., Chatterjee, D. and Lloyd, J.R. (2004) Role of metal-reducing bacteria in arsenic release from Bengal delta sediments. Nature, 430, 68-71.
  17. Insoll, T., Polya, D.A., Bhan, K., Irving, D. and Jarvis, K. (2004) Towards an understanding of the carnelian bead trade from Western India to sub-Saharan Africa: the application of UV-LA-ICP-MS to carnelian from Gujarat, India, and West Africa. Journal Archaeological Science, 31, 1161-1173.
  18. Polya D. A., Lythgoe P. R., Abou-Shakra F., Gault A. G., Brydie J. R., Webster J. G., Brown K. L., Nimfopoulos M. K., and Michailidis K. M. (2003) IC-ICP-MS and IC-ICP-HEX-MS determination of arsenic speciation in surface and groundwaters: preservation and analytical issues. Mineralogical Magazine 67(2), 247-261.
  19. Gault A. J., Polya D. A., Lythgoe P. R., Farquhar M. L., Charnock J. M., and Wogelius R. A. (2003) Arsenic speciation in surface waters and sediments in a contaminated waterway: an IC-ICP-MS and XAS based study. Applied Geochemistry 18(9), 1387-1397.
  20. Polya, D.A., Gault, A.G., Bourne, N.J., Lythgoe, P.R. and Cooke, D.A. (2003) Coupled HPLC-ICP-MS analysis indicates highly hazardous concentrations of dissolved arsenic species are present in Cambodian wellwaters. IN Holland, G. and Tanner, S.D. (Eds) Plasma Source Mass Spectrometry: Applications and Emerging Technologies, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 127-140. Access to PDF. - reproduced with permision of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To purchase whole volume see:
  21. Gault, A.G., Davidson, L.E., Lythgoe, P.R., Polya, D.A., Abou-Shakra, F.R., Walker, H.J. and Chatterjee, D.(2003) Iron and arsenic speciation in groundwaters from West Bengal, India by coupled IC-ICP-MS utilising a hexapole collision cell. IN Holland, G. and Tanner, S.D. (Eds) Plasma Source Mass Spectrometry: Applications and Emerging Technologies, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 112-126.
  22. Gault, A.G., Polya, D.A. and Lythgoe, P.R. (2003). Seasonal variation of total dissolved arsenic and arsenic speciation in a polluted surface waterway. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 25(1), 77-85.
  23. Gault, A.G., Polya, D.A. and Lythgoe, P.R. (2001). Arsenic Speciation in contaminated urban waters, Accrington (UK) using IC-ICP-MS. Water Rock Interaction,Vols 1 and 2, 1083-1086.
  24. Polya, D.A. and Lythgoe, P.R. (2001). Prediction of inorganic aqueous speciation: A useful tool for ICP-MS & IC-ICP-MS analysts. Royal Society of Chemistry Sp.Pub., 347-360.
  25. Gault, A.G., Polya, D.A. and Lythgoe, P.R. (2001). Hyphenated IC-ICP-MS for the determination of arsenic speciation in acid mine drainage. Royal Society of Chemistry Sp.Pub., 387-400.
  26. Bewsher, A.D., Polya, D.A., Lythgoe, P.R., Bruckshaw, I.M. and Manning, D.A.C. (2001). Analysis of fountain solutions for anionic components, including alkylbenzenesulfonates, carboxylates and polyphosphates, by a combination of ion exchange and ion exclusion chromatography and ICP-AES. Journal of Chromatography A, 920, 247-253.
  27. Worden, R.H., Manning, D.A.C. and Lythgoe, P.R. (2000) The origin and production chemistry of radioactive lead (Pb-210) in NORM-contaminated formation waters. J. Geochem. Explor., 69, 695-699.
  28. Stewart, L. J., Bailey, S., Bennet, B., Charnock, J.M., Garner D.C. and McAlpine A.S. (2000). Dimethylsulphoxide Reductase: An Enzyme Capable of Catalysis with Either Molybdenum or Tungsten at the Active Site. J. Mol. Biol. 299, 593-600.
  29. Lythgoe, P.R., Polya, D.A., and Parker, C., (1999). Improved determination of arsenic and selenium species in water by coupled IC-ICP-MS with post column reaction and ultrasonic nebulisation. Royal Society of Chemistry Sp.Pub., 241, 141-149.
  30. McGill, R.A.R., Budd, P., Scaife, B., Lythgoe, P.R., Pollard, A.M., Haggerty, R., and Young, S.M.M.,(1999) The Investigation and Archaeological Application of Anthropogenic Heavy Metal Isotope Fractionation. Metals in Antiquity, British Archaeological Reports International Series, 792, 258-261.
  31. Budd, P., Lythgoe, P.R., McGill, R.A.R., Pollard, A.M., Scaife, B.,(1999) Zinc isotope fractionation in liquid brass (Cu-Zn) alloy: Potential Environmental and Archaeological Applications. Geol. Soc. Sp. Pub., 165, 147-153.
  32. Polya, D.A. (1998) PHOX: Automated calculation of mineral stability and aqueous species predominance fields in Eh (or log fO2) or pe)-pH space in AREHART, G. (ed) Proceedings 9th Water-Rock Interaction Conference, Taupo, New Zealand, Balkema Press, 897-900.
  33. Brydie, J.R., Gize, A.P., Lythgoe, P.R., Polya, D.A., Kilpatrick, G., Hall, K. and Sajan, K., (1998). Analysis of environmentally significant organic metal species by coupled IC-ICP-MS, GC-ICP-MS and LC-ICP-MS in AREHART, G. (Ed) Proceedings 9th Water-Rock Interaction Conference, Taupo, New Zealand, Balkema Press, 89-92.
  34. Lythgoe, P.R., Kilpatrick, G., Hall, K., Gize, A.P. and Polya , D.A., (1997). Analysis of trace organo-metallics and metallic components by coupled chromatography-ICP-MS and laser ablation-ICP-MS techniques. In Papunen, H. (Ed) Mineral Deposits: Research and Exploration. Where Do they Meet? Balkema Press, 75-78.
  35. Manning, D.A.C. and Bewsher, A. (1997). Determination of anions in landfill leachates by ion chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 770, 203-210.


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