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Mike Grace

Associate Professor
PhD(Melb), BSc(Hons)(Melb), GCHE(Monash)

Room: G25c, Water Studies Centre, Building 19, Clayton
Phone: +61 3 9905 4078
Fax: +61 3 9905 4196

Email: Mike.Grace@monash.edu

Teaching Activities

  • Undergraduate Chemistry - first through third year
  • Environmental Science
  • Specialty in analytical and environmental chemistry
  • Unit coordinator - CHM2951 Environmental Chemistry - Water (2002 - Present)
  • Second year chemistry coordinator and chief examiner (2003 - 2009)
  • School of Chemistry - Honours year coordinator and chief examiner (2011 - Present)
  • Unit coordinator - ENV2022 Environmental Sampling & Monitoring (2003 - 2008)

Research Interests

  • Aquatic chemistry of lakes, rivers and estuaries
  • Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients (N, P, S & C)
  • Environmental analytical chemistry
  • Using stable isotopes to investigate aquatic nutrient cycling & ecosystem functioning
  • Aquatic ecosystem process measurements (e.g. whole stream metabolism, denitrification)
  • Investigating the effects of urbanization on aquatic ecosystems
  • Integrating Science into Natural Resource Management
  • Ecosystem Ecology

Current Research Group (2009 - 13)

Many of these students are co-supervised with my colleagues including Dr Perran Cook & Dr Ross Thompson.

  • 2 Postdoctoral Fellows
  • 8 PhD students
  • 2 MSc students
  • 1 Honours student

Awards

  • 2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2009 Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2006 Dean of Science's Award for Teaching Excellence

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI)
  • River Basin Management Society
  • Australian Society for Limnology
  • American Society for Limnology and Oceanography
  • North American Benthological Society
  • International Society of Limnology (SIL)

Alumni

Alumni & Current Students

PhD Students

  • Dr Kellie Vanderkruk (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), "Biogeochemical interactions in the hyporheic zone of a sand-slug stream: Creightons-Branjee Creek, Victoria", 2000-2005.
  • Dr Sarah Gray (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), "Rapid Nitrogen and Alkalinity Measurement Techniques for Freshwater, Marine and Estuarine Environments", 2001-2005.
  • Dr Ernie Harbott (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), "Effects of Urbanisation on Bioavailability of Dissolved Organic Carbon Characterised by Extracellular Enzyme Activity", 2002-2006.
  • Dr Bonnie Atkinson (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), "Ecosystem function responses to stream rehabilitation in the Granite Creeks", 2003-2007.
  • Dr Asep Saefumillah (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), "The release of organic phosphorus from aquatic sediments", 2002-2007.
  • Dr Elizabeth Reisman (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), "Autonomous Flow Analysis Systems for Water Quality Monitoring", 2003-2007.
  • Dr Barlah Rumhayati (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), "In situ measurement of filterable organic phosphates in sediment pore waters", 2003-2008.
  • Dr Colette Thomas (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart, Dr Anne Nicholson of CSSE, Mr Jon Brodie of James Cook University), "Ecological Risk Assessment of Land-Derived Contaminants to the Great Barrier Reef", 2003-2008.
  • Dr Katrina Lansdown (Co-supervision with Prof. Ian Cartwright School of Geosciences), "Biogeochemistry of nitrate in headwater streams and atmospheric deposition of the Dandenong Ranges", 2005-2009.
  • Dr Shane Perryman (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart & Dr Gavin Rees – MDFRC, Albury), "Microbial community structure and function. The response of denitrifiers on an environmental gradient - stream urbanization", 2002—2010.
  • Dr Robyn Overall (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart and Dr Carmel Pollino), "A risk-based approach for the enhanced understanding and management of denitrification in urban stormwater treatment wetlands", 2005 –2010.
  • Dr Brady Gentle (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), "Spectrophotometric flow analysis techniques for the determination of total phosphorus and total nitrogen in natural waters", 2007– 2011.
  • Sulfikar Hanafi (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart) Current student, 2002-
  • Fern Yong (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Tim Letcher and Prof. Ana Deletic, Civil Engineering) Current student, 2007–
  • Samantha Imberger (Co-supervision with Dr Ross Thompson, Biological Sciences) Current student, 2007–
  • Mardiana Ali (Co-supervision with Dr Ross Thompson, Biological Sciences) Current student, 2007–
  • Yassir Arafat (Co-supervision with Dr Perran Cook), Current student, 2009–
  • Wei Wen Wong (Co-supervision with Dr Perran Cook and Prof. Ian Cartwright, School of Geosciences) Current student, 2009–
  • Keryn Roberts (Co-supervision with Dr Perran Cook and Prof. Brad Eyre, Southern Cross University, NSW) Current student, 2010–
  • Todd Scicluna (Co-supervision with Dr Perran Cook) Current student, 2010–

Masters Students

Master of Applied Science

  • Kevin Linton (Co-supervision with Dr Hugh Turral, Melbourne University) “The Transportation and Cycling of Phosphorus in the Deakin Drain”, 1996-2002.

Master of Science

  • Sarah Alexander (Co-supervisor with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), “Impacts of the 2003 Victorian alpine bushfires on eastern Victorian receiving waters”, 2003-2009
  • Chamindra Vithana “Microbial activity associated nutrient release from the sediments of the Ornamental Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Australia”, 2006-2009

Honours Students - BSc(Hons), BEnvSci(Hons) & MSc(Prelim)

BSc(Hons)

  • Tanya Kerr (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), 1996
  • Sophie Wu (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), 1998
  • Kellie Vanderkruk (nee Watts) (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), 1999
  • Ernie Harbott (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), 2001
  • Claire Tucker (Co-supervision with Prof. Barry Hart), 2002
  • Kerry Napier, 2002
  • Katrina Lansdown, 2004
  • Richard Carty (Co-supervision with Dr Kellie Vanderkruk), 2005
  • Judith Hierold (Co-supervision with Prof Steve Langford), 2007.
  • Vera Folkman (Co-supervision with Dr Perran Cook), 2008.
  • Todd Scicluna, 2009.

BEnvSci(Hons)

  • Elizabeth Reisman (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), 2002
  • Ruth Dedrick (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), 2003.
  • Thuy Quyen Dinh (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Ian McKelvie), 2003.
  • Fern Yong, 2005.
  • Samantha Imberger (Co-supervision with Dr Chris Walsh), 2005-06.
  • Brad Scott (Co-supervision with Assoc. Prof. Richard Morrison), 2006.
  • Keryn Roberts (Co-supervision with Dr Kellie Vanderkruk), 2007.
  • Brendan Smith (Co-supervision with Dr Perran Cook), 2008. Enrolled through Biological Sciences.
  • Erinn Richmond (Co-supervision with Dr Ross Thompson), 2008. Enrolled through Biological Sciences.

MSc(Prelim)

  • Chamindra Vithana (Co-supervision with Dr Kellie Vanderkruk), 2005.

Presentations

Invited Conference Presentations

  • “Estimating metabolic parameters from one- and two-station diel dissolved oxygen curves: Successes and challenges”, Presented at the metabolism symposium at the Joint ASLO/NABS Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 5-11 June, 2010.
  • “Poor outcomes from altered flow regimes”. Water in 2007: Stakeholders, policy & the election. Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, March 30, 2007.
  • “Recent Developments in Stream Metabolism in Australia”, Functional Indicators Workshop, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington, NZ, April 26, 2006.
  • “Environmental Factors Controlling Organic Phosphorus Release from Sediments”, Organic Phosphorus 2003, Ascona, Switzerland, July 14-18, 2003.
  • “Solving the Great Nitrate Riddle”, IC03 - National Conference of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, University of Melbourne, Feb 2-6, 2003.

Selected Workshop Presentations

  • “Scenario-based learning”, M.R. Grace, 2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Showcase of Teaching Excellence, Monash University, 14 September, 2009.
  • “Water Quality on Mt Buller”, M.R. Grace. Mt Buller Class A Water Recycling and Mountain Pygmy Possum Workshop, Biosis, Port Melbourne, 24 June, 2009.
  • “The Impact of Cities on Nitrogen Removal in Streams”, M.R. Grace, K. Lansdown, K. Roberts, and K. Vanderkruk. 1st Joint Symposium Of Monash University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute for Urban Environment, Xiamen, China, 15-17 June, 2009.
  • “So, is it working? Testing the Field of Dreams”, M.R. Grace, Science for Water Sensitive Cites: The Challenges and Opportunities, Monash University, 4 December, 2008.
  • “Use of Ecosystem Metabolism as an Indicator of River Health”, M.R. Grace, River Health Metrics Workshop, Victorian Department of Sustainability and the Environment, 7 August, 2008.
  • “The role of Phragmites australis in nutrient cycling”, M.R. Grace, D. Nash, S. Roberts, P. Lind and J. Sherwood. Wimmera River Nutrients Workshop, Horsham, 20 April, 2006.
  • “In-stream and Riparian Zone Nitrogen Dynamics”, M.R. Grace and C.S. Fellows. Victorian Dept Primary Industries Workshop on Riparian Zone Management, Monash University, 8 May, 2006.
  • “Challenges and Opportunities in Aquatic Chemistry - An Overview of Research in the Water Studies Centre at Monash University.”, M. R. Grace. Singapore-Australia Chemistry Collaborative and Cooperative Symposium, National University of Singapore, 22-23 November, 2006.
  • “Lake Sediments - Internal Sources of Nutrients. ‘Out of sight, out of mind?’”, M. R. Grace. BGANZ Water Tension Workshop. Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, 25-26 October, 2006.
  • “Ecosystem Function Measures as Integrative Indicators of Catchment Condition?”, M.R. Grace,CRCFE Modelling Symposium, Griffith University, Brisbane, 18-19 November, 2004.
  • “Water Quality Monitoring Programs in Australia - Shortcomings and Possible Solutions”, M.R. Grace, CRC for Water Quality & Treatment workshop, Melbourne Water, October 2004.
  • “Whole Stream Metabolism Across An Urbanization Gradient”, M. R. Grace, C. J. Walsh and S. Taylor,Stream Metabolism Workshop. NSW EPA, Sydney, 18-19 May, 2004.
  • “Stream Metabolism – Technical Issues”, M. R. Grace, Stream Metabolism Workshop. NSW EPA, Sydney, 18-19 May, 2004.
  • “Adverse changes to the abundance and diversity of native fish in the Goulburn catchment”, C.A. Pollino, P. Feehan, M.R. Grace and B.T. Hart, Symposium on River and Catchment Health: Presenting current research in the Goulburn-Broken catchment, University of Melbourne, Dookie Campus, Vic, 5 August, 2003.
  • “Assessing the ecological risks of salinity increases within the Goulburn-Broken catchment, Victoria”,J.A. Webb, B.T. Hart and M.R. Grace, Symposium on River and Catchment Health: Presenting current research in the Goulburn-Broken catchment, University of Melbourne, Dookie Campus, Vic, 5 August, 2003.
  • “Overview of WSC Biogeochemistry Research”, M.R. Grace, Sediment Biogeochemistry Workshop, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, 3-5 December, 2002
  • “Biogeochemical Interactions Within the Hyporheic Zone of a Sand-Slugged Stream", K. E. Vanderkruk, B. T. Hart and M. R. Grace, Sediment Biogeochemistry Workshop, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, 3-5 Dec, 2002.
  • “Organic phosphorus release from aquatic sediments", A. Saefumillah, S. Roberts, M. R. Grace and I. D. McKelvie, Sediment Biogeochemistry Workshop, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, 3-5 Dec, 2002.
  • “Modelling blue-green algal blooms in Bourke Weir, NSW: implications for system management”, M.R. Grace and J. A. Webb. NSW Dept Land & Water Conservation, Dubbo, NSW, 9 July 2002.
  • “The development of a process-based model of cyanobacterial blooms in Bourke Weir, NSW”, J.A. Webb and M. R. Grace. NSW Dept Land & Water Conservation, Dubbo, NSW, 9 July 2002.
  • “Modelling blue-green algal blooms in Bourke Weir, NSW: implications for system management”, M.R. Grace and J. A. Webb. NSW Dept Land & Water Conservation, Parramatta, NSW, 8 July 2002.
  • “The development of a process-based model of cyanobacterial blooms in Bourke Weir, NSW”, J.A. Webb and M. R. Grace. NSW Dept Land & Water Conservation, Parramatta, NSW, 8 July 2002.
  • “Gippsland Lakes P sorption study”, M. R. Grace, Gippsland Lakes Environmental Study Workshop, Hobart, Tas, Sept, 2001
  • “Fundamentals of Ecological Risk Assessment”, M.R. Grace Victorian EPA Workshop on Suspended Solids. Queenscliff, Victoria, 19-20 Sept, 2001.
  • “Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients in a Sand Slug Stream: Creightons Creek”, K. E. Watts, B. T. Hart and M. R. Grace, Groundwater Workshop, CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide, SA, 3-4 Mar, 2001.
  • “The causes and control of blue-green algae - What causes blue-green algae?” M.R. Grace, National Eutrophication Management Program workshop, Latrobe University, Victoria, 26 Oct 1999.
  • “Modelling nutrient release from sediments in lowland rivers & storages”, M.R. Grace, B. T. Hart, P. W. Ford, I. T. Webster and Y. Tan, NEMP Nutrient Workshop, Shepparton, Victoria, Sept 1, 1997.
  • “Sediment Profiling - A Practical Example”, M.R. Grace, CRC for Freshwater Ecology Workshop on Nutrient Sampling, Canberra, ACT, Apr 21-22 1997.

Conference Papers (Oral & Poster Presentations)

Publications

Journal Articles

  • “Urban stormwater runoff drives denitrifying community composition through changes in sediment texture and carbon content”, S.E. Perryman, G.N. Rees, C.J. Walsh and M.R. Grace , Microbial Ecology, 2011, accepted for publication 17/2/2011
  • “Urban catchment hydrology overwhelms reach scale effects of riparian vegetation on organic matter dynamics”, S.J. Imberger, R.M. Thompson and M.R. Grace, Freshwater Biology, 2011, accepted for publication 5/1/2011
  • “Biogeochemistry and cyanobacterial blooms: Investigating the relationship in a shallow, polymictic, temperate lake”, M.R. Grace, T.R. Scicluna, C.L. Vithana, P. Symes and K.P. Lansdown, Environmental Chemistry, 2010, 7, 443–456.
  • “A compact portable flow analysis system for the rapid determination of total phosphorus in estuarine and marine waters”, B.S. Gentle, P.S. Ellis, P.A. Faber, M.R. Grace and I.D. McKelvie, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2010, 674, 117-122. Featured article.
  • “Searching for effective functional indicators in urban streams: assessing cellulose decomposition potential”, S.J. Imberger, M.R. Grace and R.M. Thompson, Freshwater Biology, 2010, 55, 2089-2106.
  • “Fluorescent Zn2+ chemosensors, functional in aqueous solution under environmentally relevant conditions”, A.E. Lee, M.R. Grace, A.G. Meyer and K.L. Tuck, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51, 1161-1165.
  • “A versatile total internal reflection photometric detection cell for flow analysis”, P.S. Ellis, B.S. Gentle, M.R. Grace and I.D. McKelvie, Talanta, 2009, 79, 830-835.
  • “Sediment instability affects the rate and location of primary production and respiration in a sand-bed stream”, B.L. Atkinson, M.R. Grace, B.T. Hart and K.E.N. Vanderkruk, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 2008, 27, 581-592.
  • “More microbial activity, not abrasive flow or shredder abundance, accelerates breakdown of labile leaf litter in urban streams”, S.J. Imberger, C.J. Walsh and M.R. Grace, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 2008, 27, 549-561.
  • “Underway analysis of alkalinity in estuarine waters by hybrid reagent-injection gas-diffusion flow analysis”, S.M. Gray, P.S. Ellis, M.R. Grace and I.D. McKelvie, Talanta, 2008, 77, 533-540.
  • “Bayesian clustering with AutoClass explicitly recognizes uncertainties in landscape classification”, J.A. Webb, N. R. Bond, S. R. Wealands, R. MacNally, G. P. Quinn, P. A. Vesk and M. R. Grace, Ecography, 2007, 30, 526-536.
  • “Uncertainty in Nutrient Spiraling: Sensitivity of Spiraling Indices to Small Errors in Measured Nutrient Concentration”, S. Hanafi, M.R. Grace, J.A. Webb and B.T. Hart, Ecosystems, 2007, 10, 477-487.
  • “Can nutrient spiralling be used to detect seasonal nutrient uptake in a forested stream?", S. Hanafi, M.R. Grace and B.T. Hart, Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, 2006, 6, 403-411.
  • “Spectrophotometric Determination of Ammonia in Estuarine Waters by Hybrid Reagent-Injection Flow Analysis”, S.M. Gray, P.S. Ellis, M.R. Grace and I.D. McKelvie, Spectroscopy Letters, 2006, 39, 737-753.
  • “Reply to the comment by Crook and Koster (2006) ‘Temporal change in fish assemblages in the lower Goulburn River, south-eastern Australia’”, C.A. Pollino, P.A. Feehan, M.R. Grace and B.T. Hart, Marine and Freshwater Research, 2006, 57, 309–311.
  • “Risk-Based Approaches to Managing Contaminants in Catchments”, B.T. Hart, M. Burgman, M.R. Grace, C.A. Pollino, C. Thomas and J.A. Webb, Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 2006, 12, 66-73.
  • “On-line Removal of Sulfide Interference in Phosphate Determination by Flow Injection Analysis”, M.R. Grace, Y. Udnan, I.D. McKelvie, J. Jakmunee and K. Grudpan, Environmental Chemistry, 2006, 3, 19-25.
  • “Small-scale temporal variation and the effect of urbanisation on extracellular enzyme activity in streams”, E.L Harbott, M.R. Grace, J.A. Webb and B.T. Hart, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2005, 7, 861-868.
  • “Evaluation of on-line preconcentration and flow injection amperometry for phosphate determination in fresh and marine waters”, Y. Udnan, I.D. McKelvie, M.R. Grace, J. Jakmunee and K. Grudpan, Talanta, 2005, 66, 461-466.
  • “Extracellular enzyme response to bioavailability of dissolved organic C in streams of varying catchment urbanization”, E.L. Harbott and M.R. Grace, Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 2005,24, 588-601.
  • “Fish communities and habitat changes in the highly modified Goulburn River, Australia”, C.A. Pollino, P.A. Feehan, M.R. Grace and B.T. Hart, Marine & Freshwater Research, 2004, 55, 769-780.
  • “Ecological risk to aquatic systems from salinity increases”, B.T. Hart, P.S. Lake, J.A. Webb and M.R. Grace, Australian Journal of Botany, 2003, 51, 689-702.
  • “Interferences by Natural Organic Matter in the Determination of Iron in Natural Waters by Flow Injection Analysis with 1,10-phenanthroline”, E. Reisman, M.R. Grace and I.D. McKelvie, Journal of Flow Injection Analysis, 2003, 20, 177-182.
  • “Effect of Redox Cycling on Nutrient and Metal Uptake and Release from Freshwater Sediments”, M.R. Grace, T. Jakob, D. Donnert and R. Beckett, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 2003, 56, 923-932.
  • “ A reverse-flow injection analysis method for the determination of dissolved oxygen in fresh and marine waters ” S. Muangkaew, I.D. McKelvie, M.R. Grace, M. Rayanakorn, K. Grudpan, J. Jakmunee and D. Nacapricha, Talanta, 2002, 58, 1285-1291.
  • “The relative influence of diffuse- and point-source disturbances on a small upland stream in East Java, Indonesia: a preliminary investigation”, C.J. Walsh, J.P.R. Gooderham, M.R. Grace, S. Sdraulig, M.I. Rosyidi and A. Lelono, Hydrobiologia, 2002, 487, 183-192.
  • “Algal blooms in the Darling-Barwon River, Australia”, T.H. Donnelly, M.R. Grace and B.T. Hart, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 1997, 99, 487-496.
  • “Effect of saline groundwater on the aggregation and settling of suspended particles in a turbid Australian river”, M.R. Grace, T.M. Hislop, B.T. Hart and R. Beckett, Colloids Surfaces A, 1997, 120, 123-141.
  • “NMR and Stopped-Flow Studies of Metal Binding to Alpha-Lactalbumins”, J.M. Aramini, T. Hiraoki, M.R. Grace, T.W. Swaddle, E. Chiancone and H.J. Vogel, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1996, 1293, 72-82.
  • "A cross relation in volumes of activation for electron-transfer reactions", M.R. Grace, H. Takagi and T.W. Swaddle, Inorganic Chemistry, 1994, 33, 1915-1920.
  • "Kinetics of the tris(1,10-phenanthroline)cobalt(III/II) self-exchange reaction in aqueous solution at variable pressure", M.R. Grace and T.W. Swaddle, Inorganic Chemistry, 1993, 32, 5597-5602.
  • "Kinetics of anation of Cr(III) hydrolytic oligomers: reaction of dimer with sulfate", M.R. Grace and L. Spiccia, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 1993, 213, 103-110.
  • "Kinetics of reactions of aqueous iron(III) ions with azide and thiocyanate at high pressures", M.R. Grace and T.W. Swaddle, Inorganic Chemistry, 1992, 31, 4674-4678.
  • "Kinetic studies of the aquapentaamminecobalt(III) / - and aquapentaamminechromium(III) / hydrogen chromate complexation reaction", M.R. Grace and P.A. Tregloan, Inorganic Chemistry, 1992, 31, 4524-4529.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • "The effect of engineered features on sources and sinks of nutrients on a dairy farm in south-eastern Australia", R. Adams, L. Dowell, J.E. Lloyd, A.J. Weatherley, M.R. Grace and A.W. Western (2010). Proceedings of the British Hydrological Society, Third International Symposium: Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, p 630-635.
  • "The drying and wetting effects on clogging and pollutant removal through porous pavements", C.F. Yong, A. Deletic, T.D. Fletcher and M.R. Grace (2010). Proceedings of the NOVATECH 7th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France, p 1-10.
  • "A risk-based approach to the improved understanding and management of denitrification in urban stormwater treatment wetlands", R. Overall, M. Grace, C. Pollino and B. Hart (2009), in Proceedings of the 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, ed. R.S. Anderssen, R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, p 4043-4049.
  • "The Clogging Behaviour and Treatment Efficiency of a Range of Porous Pavements", F. Yong, A. Deletic, T. Fletcher and M. Grace (2008), in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Edinburgh, Scotland. Paper # 540.
  • "Development Of Criteria For Simplifying Ecological Risk Models", C. Thomas, B. Hart, A. Nicholson, M. Grace, J. Brodie and C. Pollino (2005),  in MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, ed. A. Zerger and R. Argent, University of Melbourne, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, p 772-778.
  • "Bayesian classification of catchments using spatial data: a first step to improved modelling of catchment effects on stream ecological condition", J.A. Webb, N. R. Bond, S. R. Wealands, R. Mac Nally, M. R. Grace and G. P. Quinn (2005), in MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, ed. A. Zerger and R. Argent, University of Melbourne, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, p 1497-1503.
  • "Application of Ecological Risk Assessment in river management", B.T. Hart, M.R. Grace, P. Breen, P. Cottingham, P. Feehan and M. Burgman (2001), in Proc. Third Australian Stream Management Conference - Value of Healthy Streams”, CRC for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne, pp 289-295.
  • "Biogeochemistry of a sand slug stream", K. E. Watts, B. T. Hart and M. R. Grace (2001), in Proc. Third Australian Stream Management Conference - Value of Healthy Streams, CRC for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne, pp 639-645.
  • "Nutrient release from lowland river sediments", M. P. Harper, S. Bourgues, M. R. Grace, P. Ford and B. T. Hart (2001). in Proc. Third Australian Stream Management Conference - Value of Healthy Streams, CRC for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne, pp 285-288.
  • "The fate of resin acids in effluent from a newsprint mill", D. Richardson, T. Parsons, N. Moore, M. Grace and A. Liang (2001), in 55th Appita Conference Proceedings, Hobart, Tasmania. pp 131-138.

Book Chapters

  • "Managing diffuse nitrogen loads: in-stream and riparian zone nitrate removal", 2007. C. Fellows, H. Hunter and M. Grace. Chapter 4 in "Salt, Nutrient, Sediment and Interactions: Findings from the National River Contaminants Program." S. Lovett, P. Price and B. Edgar (eds). Land & Water Australia, Canberra,  p 43-58.  ISBN 978-1-921253-68-3
  • "Risk-based approaches for managing contaminants in catchments", 2007. B. Hart, C. Pollino, A. White, M. Grace, M. Burgman, D. Fox, J. Carey, Y. Chee, B. Henderson and E. Bui. Chapter 10 in "Salt, Nutrient, Sediment and Interactions: Findings from the National River Contaminants Program." S. Lovett, P. Price and B. Edgar (eds). Land & Water Australia, Canberra,  p 127-140.  ISBN 978-1-921253-68-3
  • "Nutrients in the Darling River Basin - a Review", 2004. R.L. Oliver, M.R. Grace, J. Olley and B.M.R. Cooper. Chapter 13 in "The Darling River", Murray-Darling Basin Commission. ISBN 1 876830 93X