FRESHWATER RESEARCH CENTRE 
      
       SPECIALISTS IN AQUATIC RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Scientific publications

Petersen, F., Dabrowski, J.M., and Forbes, P.B.C. (2017). Identifying potential surface water sampling sites for emerging chemical pollutants in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Water SA, 43(1), 153-165.

Dabrowski, J., Baldwin, D.S., Dabrowski, J.M., Hill, L., and Shadung, J. (2017). Impact of temporary desiccation on the mobility of nutrients and metals from sediments of Loskop Reservoir, Olifants River. Water SA, 43(1), 7-16.

Stehle, S, Dabrowski, J.M., Bangert U. and Schulz R. (2016). Erosion rills offset the efficacy of vegetated buffer strips to mitigate pesticide exposure in surface waters. Science of the Total Environment. 545-546: 171-183.

Nsibande, S.A., Dabrowski, J.M., van der Walt, E., Venter, A. and Forbes, P.B.C. (2015). Validation of the AGDISP model for predicting airborne atrazine spray drift: A South African ground application case study. Chemosphere 138: 454-461.

Dabrowski, J.M. (2015) Development of pesticide use maps for South Africa. South African Journal of Science. 111:1-7.

Dabrowski, J.M., Dabrowski, J., Hill, L., MacMillan, P. and Oberholster, P.J. (2014) Fate, transport and effects of pollutants originating from acid mine drainage in the Olifants River, South Africa. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2833.

Dabrowski, J.M. (2014) Applying SWAT to predict ortho-phosphate loads and trophic status in four reservoirs in the upper Olifants catchment, South Africa. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 14: 2629-2643.

Dabrowski, J., Oberholster, P.J. and Dabrowski, J.M. (2014) Water quality of Flag Boshielo Dam, Olifants River, South Africa: Historical trends and impact of drought. Water SA 40:345-358.

Dabrowski, J.M., Shadung J. and Wepener, V. (2014) Prioritizing agricultural pesticides used in South Africa based on their environmental mobility and potential human health effects. Environment International 62: 31-40.

Dabrowski J., Oberholster P.J., Dabrowski J.M., Le Brasseur J. and Gieskes J. (2013) Chemical characteristics and limnology of Loskop Dam on the Olifants River (South Africa), in light of recent fish and crocodile mortalities. Water SA 39(5): 675-686.

Dabrowski, J.M. and Balderacchi M. (2013) Development and field validation of an indicator to assess the relative mobility and risk of pesticides in the Lourens River catchment, South Africa. Chemosphere 93(10): 2433-2443.

Dabrowski, J.M. and De Klerk, L.P. (2013) An assessment of the impact of different land use activities on water quality in the upper Olifants catchment. Water SA 39(2): 231-244

Masekoameng, K.E., Leaner, J.J and Dabrowski, J.M. (2010) Trends in anthropogenic mercury emissions estimated for South Africa during 2000-2006. Atmospheric Environment. 44(25): 3007-3014.

Dabrowski, J.M., Ashton, P.J. and Masekoameng, E. (2009) Analysis of Virtual Water Flows Associated with the Trade of Maize in the SADC Region: Importance of Scale. Hydrological and Earth System Sciences. 13: 1-11.

Dabrowski, J.M., Ashton, P.J., Murray, K., Leaner, J.J. and Mason, R.P. (2008) Anthropogenic mercury emissions in South Africa: coal combustion in power plants. Atmospheric Environment 42: 6620-6626.

Dabrowski, J.M., Murray, K., Ashton, P.J. and Leaner, J.J. (2009) Agricultural impacts on water quality and implications for virtual water trading decisions. Ecological Economics. 68: 1074-1082.

Dabrowski, J.M., Bollen, A., Bennett, E.R., and Schulz, R. (2006) Mitigation of azinphos-methyl in a vegetated stream: Comparison of runoff and spray drift. Chemosphere 62 (2), 204-212.

Dabrowski, J.M., Bollen A. and Schulz R. (2005) Combined effects of discharge, turbidity and pesticide on mayfly behaviour: experimental evaluation of spray drift and runoff scenarios. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 24 (6), 1395-1402.

Dabrowski, J.M., Bollen, A. and Schulz, R. (2005) Interception of azinphosmethyl by emergent aquatic macrophytes: Potential spray drift mitigation in agricultural surface waters. Agriculture, Ecosystems and the Environment. 111, 340-348.

Dabrowski, J.M. and Schulz, R. (2003) Predicted and measured levels of azinphos-methyl in the Lourens River, South Africa: Comparison of runoff and spray drift. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22 (3) 494-500.

Schulz, R., Hahn, C., Bennett, E.R., Dabrowski, J.M., Thiere, G., & Peall, S.K.C. (2003) Fate and effects of azinphos-methyl in a flow-through wetland in South Africa. Environmental Science and Technology, 37 2139-2144.

Dabrowski, J.M., Peall, S.K.C., van Niekerk, A., Reinecke, A.J., Day, J. and Schulz, R. (2002) Predicting runoff-induced pesticide input in agricultural sub-catchment surface waters: linking catchment variables and contamination. Water Research 36 4975-4984.

Dabrowski, J.M., Peall, S.K.C., Reinecke, A.J., Liess, M. and Schulz, R. (2002) Runoff-related pesticide input into the Lourens River, South Africa: Basic data for exposure assessment and risk mitigation at the catchment scale. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 135: 265-283.

Schulz, R., Thiere, G., and Dabrowski, J.M. (2002) A combined microcosm and field approach to evaluate the aquatic toxicity of azinphos-methyl to stream communities. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 21 (10): 2172-2178

Schulz, R. and Dabrowski, J.M. (2001) Combined effects of predatory fish and sublethal pesticide contamination on the behaviour and mortality of mayfly nymphs (Baetis sp.). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 20 (11): 2537-2543

Schulz, R., Peall, S.K.C., Dabrowski, J.M. and Reinecke, A.J. (2001) Spray deposition of two insecticides into surface waters in a South African orchard area. Journal of Environmental Quality. 30 (3): 814-822.

Schulz, R., Peall, S.K.C., Dabrowski, J.M. and Reinecke, A.J. (2001) Current-use insecticides, phosphates and suspended solids in the Lourens River, Western Cape, during the first rainfall event of the wet season. Water SA. 27: 65-70.