AsPr Julie Mondon

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Warrnambool)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Tasmania, 1983
Diploma of Education, University of Tasmania, 1984
Master of Arts, Deakin University, 1996
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 2000
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007

Contact

julie.mondon@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33348

Biography

Dr Julie Mondon studied a B.Sc. in Zoology/Botany, followed by a BSc.Honours in Marine Ecology, a MA degree in Science and Technology Studies and PhD in Aquatic Ecotoxicology. For the past 20 years her research interests have related to multidisciplinary research associated with indicators of ecological health and risk assessment.  Dr Mondon's publication record represents her special interest in ecotoxicological risk assessment and biomarkers of human impact and toxicological effects of non-metal, metals and organics contaminants exposure to marine organisms and habitats. Her research applies to coastal marine ecosystems from tropical regions through to the Antarctic.

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Career highlights

Scientific contribution to the Australian Antarctic Science Program. 

Research interests

Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Coastal and marine waters and sediment impact risk assessment

Biomarkers of exposure and effect in vertebrates / invertebrates 

Histopathology and aquatic animal health indices

Affiliations

Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University

MFAS Marine abd Freshwater Aquatic Sciences

Units taught

Human Impacts - Aquatic Pollution

Human Impacts - Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment

Knowledge areas

Human impacts on aquatic ecosytems; industrial, wastewater, metals and organics impact on aquatic organisms; exposure and effect biomarker response to pollutants in fish, sharks, crustaceans, molluscs, microalgae. Multiple lines of evidence risk assessment development for complex effluents, desalination brine, sewage wastewater, plastics. In situ ecological risk evaluation in freshwater, estuarine and marine waters. Community structure alteration and introduced species impact. Developemt of fish and bivalve health indices based on morpholgical and histolgical alteration, and physiological change.

Expertise

Dr Julie Mondon is currently the Director of Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (Marine Biology) in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University (Australia), Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Aquatic Pollution and Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems, and is a research active member of the Centre for Integrative Ecology. Her research direction focuses on ecotoxicological risk assessment tools for marine and estuarine water and sediment quality, using biomarker response in in situ aquatic organisms at the community, organism, tissue and biochemical levels. Application of biomarker response spans a geographical range from the tropics to Antarctica. Current collaborative projects with the Australian Antarctic Division include investigating risk posed by heavy metal contaminant from legacy waste disposal sites and organic contaminants from sewage wastewater release into coastal waters proximal to the Antarctic research stations. Projects with the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, include heat tolerance and metals toxicity in aquatic species. Collaborative projects with the National Centre for Excellence in Desalination and the Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, include investigating environmental and ecotoxicological impact of desalination brine wastewater release to coastal waters habitats. Dr Mondon leads the ecotoxicology and histopathology research program at the Warrnambool campus.
  • Environment and environmental issues

Research groups

CIE Centre for Integrative Ecology

MFAS Marine and Freshwater Aquatic Sciences

Projects

Signature biomarkers for contaminated exposure associated with sewage and refuse legacy waste disposal sites in Antarctic fish and bivalves.  Australian Antarctic Division

Assessment and mitigating environmental impacts of SWRO outfalls on key benthic marine organisms. National Centre for Excellence in Desalination.

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program. CSIRO

Publications

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2016

Seawater temperature effect on metal accumulation and toxicity in the subantarctic Macquarie Island isopod, Exosphaeroma gigas

A Lewis, C King, N Hill, A Cooper, A Townsend, J Mondon

(2016), Vol. 177, pp. 333-342, Aquatic toxicology, C1

journal

The environmental impact of sewage and wastewater outfalls in Antarctica: an example from Davis station, East Antarctica

J Stark, P Corbett, G Dunshea, G Johnstone, C King, J Mondon, M Power, A Samuel, I Snape, M Riddle

(2016), Vol. 105, pp. 602-614, Water research, C1

journal

Effects of high salinity from desalination brine on growth, photosynthesis, water relations and osmolyte concentrations of seagrass Posidonia australis

M Cambridge, A Zavala-Perez, G Cawthray, J Mondon, G Kendrick

(2016), pp. 1-9, Marine pollution bulletin, C1

journal
2015

Tracking spatial distribution of human-derived wastewater from Davis Station, East Antarctica, using ?15N and ?13C stable isotopes

P Corbett, C King, J Mondon

(2015), Vol. 90, pp. 41-47, Marine Pollution Bulletin, C1

journal

Determining the sensitivity of the Antarctic amphipod Orchomenella pinguides to metals using a joint model of survival response to exposure concentration and duration

B Sfiligoj, C King, S Candy, J Mondon

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 583-594, Ecotoxicology, C1

journal

An Antarctic research station as a source of brominated and perfluorinated persistent organic pollutants to the local environment

S Wild, D McLagan, M Schlabach, R Bossi, D Hawker, R Cropp, C King, J Stark, J Mondon, S Nash

(2015), Vol. 49, pp. 103-112, Environmental science & technology, C1

journal

Application of a quantitative histological health index for Antarctic rock cod (Trematomus bernacchii) from Davis Station, East Antarctica

P Corbett, C King, J Mondon

(2015), Vol. 109, pp. 28-40, Marine environmental research, C1

journal
2014

Direct evidence of histopathological impacts of wastewater discharge on resident Antarctic fish (Trematomus bernacchii) at Davis Station, East Antarctica.

P Corbett, C King, J Stark, J Mondon

(2014), Vol. 87, pp. 48-56, Marine Pollution Bulletin, C1

journal

Urban stormwater inputs to an adapted coastal wetland: role in water treatment and impacts on wetland biota.

J Howitt, J Mondon, B Mitchell, T Kidd, B Eshelman

(2014), Vol. 485-486, pp. 534-544, Science of the Total Environment, C1

journal

Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments : State of the science for metals

W Peijnenburg, P Teasdale, D Reible, J Mondon, W Bennett, P Campbell

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 179-196, Integrated environmental assessment and management, C1

journal

Modelling grouped survival times in toxicological studies using generalized additive models

S Candy, B Sfiligoj, C King, J Mondon

(2014), pp. 1-27, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, C1

journal
2013

Geographical range, heat tolerance and invasion success in aquatic species

A Bates, C McKelvie, C Sorte, S Morley, N Jones, J Mondon, T Bird, G Quinn

(2013), Vol. 280, pp. 1-7, Proceedings of the Royal Society B : biological sciences, C1

journal
2011

A simple osmium post-fixation paraffin-embedment technique to identify lipid accumulation in fish liver using medaka (Oryzias latipes) eggs and eleutheroembryos as lipid rich models

J Mondon, J Howitt, M Tosiano, K Kwok, D Hinton

(2011), Vol. 63, pp. 86-90, Marine pollution bulletin, C1

journal

Field evaluation of a suite of biomarkers in an Australian Tropical Reef Species, Stripey Seaperch (Lutjanus carponotatus) : Assessment of Produced Formation water from the Harriet A Platform

S Codi King, C Conwell, M Haasch, J Mondon, J Mueller, S Zhu, L Howitt

(2011), pp. 261-294, Produced water : environmental risks and advances in mitigation technologies, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2010

Investigation of the mud crab (Scylla serrata) as a potential bio-monitoring species for tropical coastal marine environments of Australia

J van Oosterom, S Codi King, A Negri, C Humphrey, J Mondon

(2010), Vol. 60, pp. 283-290, Marine pollution bulletin, C1

journal

Exposure to the synthetic FXR agonist GW4064 causes alterations in gene expression and sublethal hepatotoxicity in eleutheroembryo medaka (Oryzias latipes)

D Howarth, S Law, J McHugh Law, J Mondon, S Kullman, D Hinton

(2010), Vol. 243, pp. 111-121, Toxicology and applied pharmacology, C1

journal
2009

Effect of environmental flows on deep, anoxic pools

M Coates, J Mondon

(2009), Vol. 220, pp. 1643-1651, Ecological modelling, C1

journal

Deployment of DGT units in marine waters to assess the environmental risk from a deep sea tailings outfall

J Sherwood, D Barnett, N Barnett, K Dover, J Howitt, H Ii, P Kew, J Mondon

(2009), Vol. 652, pp. 215-223, Analytica chimica acta, C1

journal
2008

Classification and management issues of estuaries in Western Victoria, Australia

J Sherwood, J Mondon, C Fenton

(2008), Vol. 120, pp. 257-276, Proceedings of The Royal Society of Victoria, C1

journal
2007

Estuarine fish health assessment: evidence of wastewater impacts based on nitrogen isotopes and histopathology

T Schlacher, J Mondon, R Connolly

(2007), Vol. 54, pp. 1762-1776, Marine pollution bulletin, C1

journal
2003

Uses of porewater toxicity tests in sediment quality triad studies

R Carr, E Long, J Mondon, P Montagna, P Roscigno

(2003), pp. 201-227, Porewater toxicity testing biological, chemical, and ecological considerations, Pensacola, Fla., B1-1

chapter
2001

Histological, growth and 7-ethoxyresorufin 0-deethylase (EROD) activity responses of greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina to contaminated marine sediment and diet

J Mondon, S Duda, B Nowak

(2001), Vol. 54, pp. 231-247, Aquatic toxicology, C1-1

journal

Persistent organic pollutants in oysters Crassostrea gigas and sand flathead Platycephalus bassensis from Tasmanian estuarine and coastal waters

J Mondon, B Nowak, A Sodergren

(2001), Vol. 42, pp. 157-161, Marine pollution bulletin, C1-1

journal

Environmental aspects of wastewood discharges from a hardwood woodchip mill located on an estuary in Northern Tasmania

P Mineely, L Wong, P Cameron, P Hillier, J Mondon

(2001), Vol. 54, pp. 431-434, Appita journal, C1-1

journal
2000

Immune response of greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina after exposure to contaminanted marine sediment and diet

J Mondon, S Duda, B Nowak

(2000), Vol. 50, pp. 443-450, Marine environmental research, C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Using nuclear techniques in estuarine condition assessment: Sedimentation and contaminant history of estuaries in post-European times

Dr Adam Pope, Dr Jan Barton, Dr Mark Warne, A/Prof Julie Mondon, Prof Peter Gell

AINSE Awards - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

  • 2012: $24,720

Assessing and mitigating environmental impacts of SWRO outfalls on key benthic marine organisms

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Dr Alecia Bellgrove

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination

  • 2014: $96,863
  • 2013: $182,218
  • 2012: $23,410

Signature biomarkers for contaminant exposure associated with sewage and legacy waste disposal sites in Antartic fish and bivalves EOI#4177

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Dr Julia Howitt, Dr Catherine King

DEH-AAD Grant - Australian Centre for Applied Marine Mammal Science (ACAMMS) - Department of the Environment and Water Resources-Australian Antarctic Division

  • 2015: $5,000
  • 2014: $21,380
  • 2013: $88,370

Shaun Davis NCED Scholarship - Development of biomarkers of exposure and effect of elevated salinity on fisheries benthic marine invertebrates

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Mr Shaun Davis

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Scholarship

  • 2015: $10,000
  • 2014: $10,000
  • 2013: $10,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Metal cycling and Levels in Rivers and Implications

Dr Julia Howitt, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Julie Mondon, A/Prof John Sherwood

  • 2007: $3,000
  • 2006: $7,000

Modelling the effects of environmental flows on deep river pools

Dr Michael Coates, A/Prof Julie Mondon, Mr Peter Swanson

  • 2006: $10,000

Pilot Assessment of the Ecological Health of Lake Pertrobe

A/Prof Bradley Mitchell, Dr Julia Howitt, A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2008: $10,000

QAL Environment Evaluation

A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2011: $32,668

Industry and Other Funding

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program

A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2016: $55,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2015

Patricia Corbett

Thesis entitled: Histopathological Fish Health Index: a Biomarker of Pollution Effect

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Bianca Jade Sfiligoj

Thesis entitled: Sensitivity of Antarctic marine invertebrates and microalgae to metal exposure

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Jacob Thomas Van Oosterom

Thesis entitled: Gene flow in East Antarctic echinoderms and resilience to climate change

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Alistair Payne

Thesis entitled: Ecological Renovation of a Constructed Wetland

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2012

Karen Hermon

Thesis entitled: The Impacts of Recycled Water Irrigation in Great Western Vinyard Soils

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2008

Cheree Fenton

Thesis entitled: Hydrodynamics and Algal Ecology of the Fitzroy and Merri River Estuaries

Master of Science (Ecology & Environment), School of Life and Environmental Sciences