Dr Tony Stockdale

Dr Tony Stockdale


Tony is a Research Fellow working with Steve Banwart as part of the SoS RARE (Security of Supply of RARE Earth Elements) consortium, which aims to understand the mobility and concentration of Nd and heavy REE in natural systems, and to investigate new processes that will lower the environmental impact of REE extraction and recovery.

His previous work at Leeds has included:

  • A study of the importance of P delivery from atmospheric dusts to oceans (With Mike Krom, Rob Mortimer (NTU), Ken Carslaw, Liane Benning and Ross Herbert (University of Reading)).
  • A modelling study on the effect of ocean acidification on the chemical speciation and organic matter binding of trace metals (With Rob Mortimer, Ed Tipping and Steve Lofts (both Centre for Ecology and Hydrology).
  • Comparisons of trace metal chemical speciation measurements with modelling, and development of the WHAM-FTOX toxicity model (With Ed Tipping and Steve Lofts).
  • Understanding the mobility and significance of metal pollution in a Carboniferous upland catchmnent effected by historical lead and zinc mining (PhD Student Magaly Valencia-Avellan).

Tony's previous Post-Doctoral positions were at the Centre for Radiochemistry Research at Manchester University (2010-2013) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2009-2010).

Research interests

Tony's specialist skills include:

  • Chemical speciation modelling of trace metals in aquatic systems, including radionuclides (geodisposal environments), seawater/brackish environments and metal mixture toxicology related modelling (WHAM-FTOX)
  • Measument of phosphorus at ultra low (single nmol/L) levels using segmented flow and LWCC equipment
  • All aspects of Diffusive Gradients in Thin-films (DGT), including sediment and water applications, preparation of multiple binding phases and Laser ablation ICP-MS of deployed gels
  • Experiments on radionuclide-organic matter systems, including use of radiotracers or inert proxies
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  • PhD, Environmental Science, Lancaster University
  • MChem, Environmental Chemistry, Lancaster University

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (Member and Chartered Chemist)

Research groups and institutes

  • Cohen Geochemistry