Melanie Lea Hedgespeth

environmental monitoring, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, pharmaceutical, PPCP, antidepressant, wastewater, behavior, fish, nontarget analysis, suspect screening, PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Works (10)

2022 journal article

A sprinkling of gold dust: Pine pollen as a carbon source in Baltic Sea coastal food webs

Limnology and Oceanography, 11.

Source: ORCID
Added: December 16, 2021

2021 journal article

Suspect-screening analysis of a coastal watershed before and after Hurricane Florence using high-resolution mass spectrometry


By: M. Hedgespeth, J. McCord*, K. Phillips*, M. Strynar*, D. Shea & E. Nichols

author keywords: HRMS; Wastewater; Water reuse; Forest; Emerging contaminant; Suspect screening
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 10, 2021

2019 journal article

Expanding phytoremediation to the realms of known and unknown organic chemicals of concern

International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21(14), 1385–1396.

By: M. Hedgespeth & E. Nichols

author keywords: HRMS; organic contaminant; nontarget; phytoremediation; exposome; pollutome
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: July 3, 2019

2019 journal article

Suspect screening and prioritization of chemicals of concern (COCs) in a forest-water reuse system watershed

Science of The Total Environment, 694, 133378.

By: M. Hedgespeth, N. Gibson n, J. McCord*, M. Strynar*, D. Shea & E. Nichols

author keywords: HRMS; Suspect screening; Wastewater; Forest; Exposome
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: July 30, 2019

2018 journal article

Behaviour of freshwater snails (Radix balthica) exposed to the pharmaceutical sertraline under simulated predation risk


author keywords: Pharmaceuticals; Behavioural toxicology; Freshwater toxicology; Snail; Predation; Boldness
Source: ORCID
Added: January 27, 2021

2018 journal article

Comparison of emerging contaminants in receiving waters downstream of a conventional wastewater treatment plant and a forest-water reuse system

Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(13), 12451–12463.

By: A. McEachran n, M. Hedgespeth, S. Newton*, R. McMahen*, M. Strynar*, D. Shea, E. Nichols

author keywords: Wastewater; Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs); Forest-water reuse; Nontargeted analysis; Surface water; Water reuse
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Assessing Potential Vulnerability and Response of Fish to Simulated Avian Predation after Exposure to Psychotropic Pharmaceuticals


By: M. Institute

author keywords: sertraline; fluoxetine; propranolol; SSRI; beta-blocker; fish; bird; behavior; predation
Source: ORCID
Added: June 17, 2019

2014 journal article

Ecological implications of altered fish foraging after exposure to an antidepressant pharmaceutical

Aquatic Toxicology, 151, 84–87.

By: M. Hedgespeth, P. Nilsson* & O. Berglund*

author keywords: Pharmaceutical; Sertraline; Fish; Functional response; Foraging ecology
Source: ORCID
Added: June 17, 2019

2012 journal article

Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in treated wastewater discharges into Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

Science of the Total Environment, 437, 1–9.

By: M. Hedgespeth, Y. Sapozhnikova*, P. Pennington*, A. Clum*, A. Fairey* & E. Wirth*

author keywords: Pharmaceutical; Hormone; EPA Method 1694; Influent; Effluent; Estuary
Source: ORCID
Added: June 17, 2019

2011 journal article

Analysis of selected natural and synthetic hormones by LC-MS-MS using the US EPA method 1694

Analytical Methods, 3(5), 1079–1086.

By: Y. Sapozhnikova*, M. Hedgespeth, E. Wirth* & M. Fulton*

Source: ORCID
Added: June 17, 2019


2019 - present

US Environmental Protection Agency Narragansett, RI, US
Biologist Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division

2016 - 2019

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Postdoctoral Research Scholar Forestry and Environmental Resources

2015 - 2016

Lunds Universitet Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten Lund, SE
Assistant Instructor Dept. of Biology


2010 - 2015

Lunds Universitet Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten Lund, SE
PhD in Biology Dept. of Biology

2008 - 2010

College of Charleston Charleston, SC, US
MSc in Marine Biology