Melanie Hedgespeth

environmental monitoring, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, pharmaceutical, PPCP, antidepressant, wastewater, behavior, fish, nontarget analysis, suspect screening

Works (8)

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


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