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)

Updated: July 5th, 2023 15:34

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 n, J. McCord*, K. Phillips*, M. Strynar*, D. Shea n & E. Nichols n

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 n & E. Nichols n

author keywords: HRMS; organic contaminant; nontarget; phytoremediation; exposome; pollutome
MeSH headings : Biodegradation, Environmental; Environmental Pollutants; Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; Mass Spectrometry; Organic Chemicals
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, N. Gibson n, J. McCord*, M. Strynar*, D. Shea n & E. Nichols n

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
MeSH headings : Animals; Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors / toxicity; Sertraline / toxicity; Snails / physiology; Toxicity Tests; Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity
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 n, S. Newton*, R. McMahen*, M. Strynar*, D. Shea n, E. Nichols n

author keywords: Wastewater; Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs); Forest-water reuse; Nontargeted analysis; Surface water; Water reuse
MeSH headings : Agricultural Irrigation; Environmental Monitoring; Forestry / methods; North Carolina; Waste Disposal, Fluid / methods; Wastewater / analysis; Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis
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


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
MeSH headings : Animals; Daphnia / physiology; Feeding Behavior / drug effects; Perches / physiology; Sertraline / toxicity; Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity
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
MeSH headings : Nonprescription Drugs / analysis; Pharmaceutical Preparations / analysis; Seasons; Seawater / analysis; South Carolina; Wastewater / analysis; Wastewater / chemistry; Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis; Water Purification; Water Quality
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