Centre for Integrative Ecology
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
221 Burwood HWY, VIC 3125
Tanveer’s research focuses on understanding the fate and transport of microplastics (plastic particles with <5 mm in size) in coastal wetlands e.g., seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangrove forests. His research also seeks to understand the impacts of plastic pollutants on ecosystems health. His research outcomes will inform effective management of Australia’s coastal wetlands and plastic pollution, and help to develop practical solutions for managing ecosystems through microplastics (bio)remediation.
Tanveer is also interested in stormwater management using green infrastructure or nature-based solutions e.g., constructed wetlands, biofilters, and living walls. His approach is multi-disciplinary, spanning the fields of environmental science, chemistry, ecology, and microbiology.
Microplastics, Coastal wetlands, Stormwater constructed wetlands, Water quality, Biofilms
PhD (Environmental Engineering), The University of Western Australia (2017)
Boards & Committees (current)
K. Waldschläger, M.Z.M. Brückner, B. Carney, C.R. Hackney, T.M. Adyel, et al, 2022. Learning from natural sediments to tackle microplastics challenges: A multidisciplinary perspective. Earth-Science Reviews, Volume 228, article no. 104021.
J. Hou, G. Shao, T.M. Adyel, C. Li, Z. Liu, S. Liu, L. Miao, 2022. Can the carbon metabolic activity of biofilm be regulated by the hydrodynamic conditions in urban rivers? Science of The Total Environment, Volume 832, article no. 155082.
T.M. Adyel and P.I. Macreadie, 2022. Plastics in blue carbon ecosystems: a call for global cooperation on climate change goals. The Lancet Planetary Health, 6(1), pp.e2-e3.
T. M. Adyel and P.I. Macreadie, P.I., 2021. Australia’s plan to reduce plastic waste falls short. Science, 374(6564), pp.163-164.
T. M. Adyel (2021) Enforce ban on plastic exports or it could backfire. Nature, 591(7848), pp.34-34.
T. M. Adyel (2020) Plastic waste accumulates during pandemic. Science, Vol 369(6509), pp. 1314-1315.
Miao Y. Gao T.M. Adyel, Z. Huo, Z. Liu, J. Wu, J. Hou (2021) Effects of biofilm colonization on the sinking of microplastics in three freshwater environments. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 413, 125370.
Miao, Y. Yu, T.M. Adyel, C. Wang, Z. Liu, S. Liu, L. Huang, G. You, M. Meng, H. Qu and J. Hou (2021) Distinct microbial metabolic activities of biofilms colonizing microplastics in three freshwater ecosystems. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol 403, 123577.
Miao, C. Wang, T.M. Adyel, Jun Wu, Z. Liu, G. You, M. Meng, H. Qu, L. Huang, Y. Yu and J. Hou (2020) Microbial carbon metabolic functions of biofilms on plastic debris influenced by the substrate types and environmental factors. Environment International, Vol 143, 106007.
Liu, H. Xiao, H. Ma, Y. Li, T.M. Adyel and J. Zhai (2020) Reduction of methane emissions from manganese-rich constructed wetlands: Role of manganese-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation. Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol 387, 123402.
T. M. Adyel, M.R. Hipsey and C.E. Oldham (2017) Storm event-scale nutrient attenuation in constructed wetlands experiencing a Mediterranean climate: a comparison of surface flow and hybrid surface-subsurface system. The Science of the Total Environment, Vol 598, 1001-1014.
T. M. Adyel, C.E. Oldham and M.R. Hipsey (2016) Stormwater nutrient attenuation in a constructed wetland with alternating surface and subsurface flow pathways: event to annual dynamics. Water Research, Vol 107, 66-82.