Michael Grace

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

PhD projects are available on an ongoing basis in the areas of pharmaceuticals fate and effects in aquatic ecosystems, nutrient biogeochemistry and stream metabolism. Applicants would need to be self-funded or very competitive for highly sought after scholarships. Australian/NZ citizens would need one scholarship (Living expenses) whilst international students would need two scholarships - the second for tuition fees.

1991 …2023

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Mike works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University as an Associate Professor

Mike's research areas of interest are:

  • Pharmaceuticals in Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Aquatic chemistry of lakes, rivers and estuaries
  • Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients (N, P, S and C)
  • Environmental analytical chemistry
  • Using stable isotopes to investigate aquatic nutrient cycling and ecosystem functioning
  • Aquatic ecosystem process measurements (e.g. whole stream metabolism, denitrification)
  • Investigating the effects of urbanization on aquatic ecosystems
  • Integrating Science into Natural Resource Management
  • Ecosystem Ecology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Adjunct, Charles Sturt University

Research area keywords

  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Stream Metabolism
  • Nutrient Biogeochemistry
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Water
  • Pharmaceuticals

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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