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Dr Paul Kojo Mensah

picture of PaulDr Paul Kojo Mensah (Pr. Sci. Nat.)       

Current position: Researcher

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) (Biological Sciences), MSc (Zoology), PhD (Water Resources Science), PG Dip (Higher Education)

Email: p.mensah@ru.ac.za

Biography: I head the Ecotoxicology Unit of the Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality, Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University. My research interests include Ecotoxicology, Water Quality, Environmental Health, Ecological Risk Assessment, Aquatic Ecology and Water Resources Management. I also lecture honours student Ecotoxicology.

Current projects:

  1. The application of ecotoxicity of salt management to water resource protection and use (domestic, agriculture and mining).
  2. The ecological risk of the interaction between acid mine drainage saline aquatic systems. 

Recent Publications: Perhaps in the past three years

Odume, O.N., Palmer, C.G., Arimoro, F.O., Mensah P.K., 2016. Chironomid assemblage structure and morphological response to pollution in an effluent-impacted river, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ecological Indicators, 67, 391-402.

Cañedo-Argüelles, M., Hawkins, CP., Kefford, BJ., Schäfer, RB., Dyack, BJ., Brucet, S., Buchwalter, D., Dunlop, J., Frör, O., Lazorchak, J., Coring, E., Fernandez HR., Goodfellow, W., Achem, AL., Hatfield-Dodds, S., Karimov, BK., Mensah, P., Olson, JR., Piscart, C., Prat, N., Ponsá, S., Schulz, CJ., Timpano, AJ. (2016). Saving freshwater from salts. Science, 351(6276), 914-916.

Mensah, P.K., Palmer, C.G., Odume, O.N., 2015. Ecotoxicology of Glyphosate and Glyphosate-based Herbicides: Toxicity to Wildlife and Humans. In: Larramendy, M.L. and Soloneski, S. (Eds), Toxicity and Hazard of Agrochemicals, InTech Publications, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 93-112.

Mensah, P.K., Mgaba, N., Griffin N., Odume, N.O. and Palmer, C.G., 2015. Generation of new ecotoxicity data for salts using indigenous South African freshwater macroinvertebrate: updating the National salt toxicity database. WRC Project No K8/1075, Water Research Commission, Pretoria.

Odume, O.N., Palmer, C.G., Arimoro, F.O., Mensah P.K., 2015. Influence of selected biotopes on chironomid-based bioassessment of the Swartkops River, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Water SA, 41(3), 343-358.

Mensah, P.K., Palmer, C.G., Muller, W.J., 2014. Lethal and sublethal effects of pesticides on aquatic organisms: the case of a freshwater shrimp exposure to Roundup®. In: Larramendy, M.L. and Soloneski, S. (Eds), Pesticides: Toxic Aspects, InTech Publications, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 163-185.

Odume, O.N., Palmer, C.G., Arimoro, F.O., Mensah P.K. 2014. Patterns of chironomid body-size distribution in an effluent-impacted river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 39(4), 377-386.

Mensah, P.K., Palmer, C.G., Muller, W.J., 2013. Derivation of South African water quality guidelines for Roundup® using species sensitivity distribution. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 96, 24-31.


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