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Dr Aleicia Holland - Research Fellow




Dr Aleicia Holland is a Research Fellow/Lecturer in Biology based at The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) and part of the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution (DEEE) at La Trobe University Albury/Wodonga Campus, Victoria, Australia.

Aleicias’ research encompasses both the aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology fields. She has a great interest in the role of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in aquatic ecosystems and its effects on biodiversity and the bioavailability and toxicity of contaminants.

Dr Aleicia Holland research topics of special interest include:
• The role of DOC in aquatic ecosystems
• Toxicity and bioavailability of contaminants in aquatic environments
• The use of optical methods to characterise DOC
• The ecology and function of naturally acidic waterways
• Harmful algal blooms


Prior to commencing at DEEE/MDFRC Dr Aleicia Holland has held positions at:
• University of Wollongong
• The National Institute of Amazonian Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia or INPA)
• CQUniversity

Academic qualifications

• PhD from CQUniversity, thesis entitled “The influence of humic substances on the toxicity of low pH and acid mine drainage to freshwater organisms”, 2014
• B.Sci (Hons) from CQUniversity (2009)

For access to Aleicia Holland's publications visit our electronic library or google scholar