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.

By: C. Liénart, A. Cirtwill, M. Hedgespeth & C. Bradshaw

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

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

Source: ORCID
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, J. McCord, M. Strynar, D. Shea & E. Nichols

Source: ORCID
Added: July 30, 2019

2018 journal article

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


By: M. Hedgespeth, T. Karasek, J. Ahlgren, O. Berglund & C. Brönmark

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, 2(13), 12451–12463.

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

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
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

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

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

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