Paul Mensah joins DUWC as a Visiting Scholar

Paul Mensah, a Researcher at Rhodes University's Unilever Centre for Environmental Water Quality in Grahamstown, South Africa, has joined the Duke University Wetland Center as a Visiting Scholar.

His research has focused on the assessment of environmental pollutants such as pesticides, metals, and endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs) on freshwater ecosystems.

Mensah, who holds a Ph.D. from Rhodes University, comes to the Wetland Center through the auspices of the Duke Africa Initiative, a faculty-led program that brings together scholars who have a shared interest, whether through research or programmatic activities, in the countries and cultures of the African continent.

Mensah will be at Duke from April 5 through May 21, 2015.

Selected Publications

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.

Mensah, P.K., Muller, W.J., Palmer, C.G., 2012. Using growth measures in the freshwater shrimp Caridina nilotica as biomarkers of Roundup pollution of South African freshwater systems. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 50-52:262-268.

Mensah, P.K., Palmer, C.G., Muller, W.J., 2012. Lipid peroxidation in the freshwater shrimp Caridina nilotica as a biomarker of Roundup herbicide pollution of freshwater systems in South Africa. Water Science and Technology 65(9):1660-1666.

April 7, 2015