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Recent Journal Publications

Rajabzadeh, A.R., Legge, R., Weber, K.P., 2015. Multiphysics modelling of flow dynamics, biofilm development and wastewater treatment in a subsurface vertical flow constructed wetland mesocosm. Ecological Engineering 74 (January 2015):,107–116.

Button, M., Nivala, J., Weber, K.P., Aubron, T., Mueller, R., 2014. Microbial community metabolic function in subsurface flow constructed wetlands of different designs. Ecological Engineering (in press), doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.09.073.

Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A., Weber, K.P., Boparai, H., Sakulchaicharoen, N., Sleep, B.E., Krol, M., Austrins, L., Peace, C., O’Carroll, D.M., 2014. Field scale injection, mobility, and characterization of carboxymethyl cellulose stabilized nanoscale zero valent iron particles. Environmental Science and Technology (in press).

Bissegger, S., Rodriguez, M., Brisson, J., Weber, K.P., 2014. Catabolic profiles of microbial communities in relation to plant identity and diversity in floating plant treatment wetlands. Ecological Engineering 67, 190-197.

Weber, K.P., Gagnon, V., 2014. Microbiology in Treatment Wetlands. Sustainable Sanitation Practice: Outcomes from the UFZ Wetland Workshop Special Issue 18 (2014), 25-30.

Weber, K.P., Petersen, E., Bissegger, S., Koch, I., Zhang, J., Reimer, K.J., Rehmann, L., Slawson, R.M., Legge, R.L., O’Carrol, D.M., 2013. Effect of gold nanoparticles and ciprofloxacin on microbial catabolism: A community-based approach. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(1), 44-51.

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. 2013. Comparison of the catabolic activity and catabolic profiles of rhizospheric, gravel-associated and interstitial microbial communities in treatment wetlands. Water Science and Technology 67(4), 886-893.

Tripathi, B.M., Kumari, P., Weber, K.P., Saxena, A.K., Arora, D.K., Kaushik, R. 2013. Influence of long-term irrigation with pulp and paper mill effluent on the bacterial community structure and catabolic function in soil. Indian Journal of Microbiology 54(1), 65-73.

Helt, C.D., Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L., Slawson, R.M. 2012. Antibiotic resistance profiles of wetland bacteria and fecal indicators following ciprofloxacin exposure in lab-scale constructed mesocosms. Ecological Engineering 39, 113-122.

Murdy, R.G.C., Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. 2011. Exploring concept maps as study tools in a first year engineering biology course: A case study. International Journal of Engineering Education. 5 (June 2011), 985-991.

Weber, K.P., Mitzel, M.R., Slawson, R.M., Legge, R.L. 2011. Effect of ciprofloxacin on microbiological development in wetland mesocosms. Water Research 45, 3185-3196.

Weber K.P., Legge R.L. 2011. Dynamics in the bacterial community level physiological profiles and hydrological characteristics of constructed wetland mesocosms during start-up. Ecological Engineering 37, 666-667.

Weber K.P., Legge R.L. 2010. Method for the detachment of culturable bacteria from wetland gravel. Journal of Microbiological Methods 80(3), 242-250.

Weber K.P., Werker, A., Gehder, M., Senger, T., Legge, R.L. 2010. Influence of the microbial community in the treatment of acidic iron-rich water in aerobic wetland mesocosms. Bioremediation Journal 14(1), 28-37.

Weber K.P., Legge R.L. 2009. One dimensional metric for tracking bacterial community divergence using sole carbon source utilization patterns. Journal of Microbiological Methods 79(1), 55-61.

Weber K.P., Gehder, M., Legge R.L. 2008. Assessment of the changes in the microbial community in response to acid mine drainage exposure. Water Research 42(1-2), 180-188.

Weber K.P., Grove J.A., Gehder M., Anderson W.A., Legge R.L., 2007. Data transformations in the analysis of community-level substrate utilisation data from microplates. Journal of Microbiological Methods 69(3), 461-469.

Book Chapters

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. 2010. Community level physiological profiling. in Methods in Molecular Biology: Bioremediation (Cummings, S.P. ed.), The Humana Press Inc., New Jersey. pp. 263-281.

Weber K.P., Legge R.L., 2008. Pathogen removal in constructed wetlands. in Wetlands: Ecology, Conservation and Restoration (Russo, R.E. ed.), Nova Publishers, New York. pp. 176-211.

Conference Presentations

Bodurtha, P., Dickson, E. , Weber, K.P. Qualification of protective systems under the new Canadian CBRN PPE standard. CBRN First Response 2015, Bristol, UK. January 2015.

Weber, K.P. The role and characterization of microbial communities in wetlands for water pollution control. Keynote Speaker. The 5th International Symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control (WETPOL). Nantes, France. October 2013.

Weber, K.P., Petersen, E.J., Bissegger, S., Rehmann, L., Koch, I., Zhang, J., Reimer, K.J., Slawson, R.M., Legge, R.L., O’Carroll, D.M. Method for Assessing the Potential Effects of Nanoparticles and other Emerging Contaminants on the Catabolic Capabilities of Microbial Communities. Micropol & Ecohazard 2013, the 8th IWA Specialist Conference on Assessment and Control of Micropollutants/Hazardous Substances in Water. Zurich Switzerland. June 2013.

Weber, K.P., Gagnon, V. Microbiology session chairs. UFZ Wetland Workshop. Leipzig, Germany. June 2013.

Rivard M., OCdt Deveau J., OCdt Miller S., Kostukevich E., Cosway K., Langlois V., Weber KP. Effect of an antimicrobial chemical on the water treatment efficiency and ecosystem characteristics of constructed wetlands. Queen’s 3rd Annual Water Research Centre Student Symposium. January 2013.

J. Deveau, M. Rivard, E. Kostukevich, S. Miller, K. Cosway, V.S. Langlois, K.P. Weber. Effect of an Antimicrobial Chemical on the Water Treatment Efficiency and Ecosystem Characteristics of Constructed Wetlands. 27th Annual Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference. Gananoque Ontario. February 2013.

Clarke, O., Samuleev, P., Creber, K., Scott, J., Weber., K.P. The Application of Green Chemistry Principles in the Synthesis of Zero-Valent Iron. 27th Annual Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference. Gananoque Ontario. February 2013.

Button, M., Denyes, M.J., Zeeb, B.A., Weber, K.P. Assessment of the rhizospheric and bulk soil microbial community metabolic profiles in PCB phytoextraction plots and biochar amended soil. 27th Annual Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference. Gananoque Ontario. February 2013.

Cosway, K., Weber, K.P. Emerging Contaminants and Wetlands. 27th Annual Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference. Gananoque Ontario. February 2013.

Bissegger, S., Towns, J., Cosway, K., Kerr, A., Corcoran, E., Weber, K.P. Degradation of Caffeine in Aqueous Solution using Gamma Irradiation. 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. October 2012.

Bissegger, S., Rodriguez, M., Brisson, J., Weber, K.P. Comparing the catabolic capabilities of microbiological communities in floating plant treatment wetland mesocosms containing one, two, or four plant species. International Water Association 13th International Specialists Conference: Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. November 2012.

Murdie Austrins, L., Peace, C., West, J., O’Carroll, D., Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A., Boparai, H., Sakulchaicharoen, N., Herrera, J., Krol, M., Sleep, B., Weber, K.P. Driving the Development and Large Scale Implementation of New Technologies Through University, Industry and Government Partnerships. Batelle 8th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Monterey, California. May 2012.

O’Carroll, D.M., Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A.I.A., Weber, K.P., Boparai, H., Krol, M., Sakulchaicharoen, N., Sleep, B.E., Austrins, L., Peace, C. A field scale study of nZVI Mobility. Annual Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California. December 2011.

K.P. Weber, M. Mitzel, R.M. Slawson, R.L. Legge. Effect of ciprofloxacin on microbiological and hydrological development in wetland mesocosms. 4th International Wetland Pollution Dynamics and Control (WETPOL) Symposium. Prague, Czech Republic. July, 2011.

C. M. Kocur, D. M. O'Carroll, A. I. Chowdhury, H. Boparai, N. Sakulchaicharoen, K.P. Weber, B. E. Sleep, M. Krol, L. Austrins, C. Peace. Nanometal particle mobility, reaction, and characterization following field scale injection. 85th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 2011.

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. One dimensional metric for tracking bacterial community divergence using sole carbon source utilization patterns. 2nd Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Microorganisms: The Environment, Agriculture, and Human Health. Florence, Italy. September 2010. Invited for Keynote Lecture.

Weber, K.P., Mitzel, M., Slawson, R.M., Warner, B.G., Legge, R.L. Effect of ciprofloxacin on microbiological and hydrological development in wetland mesocosms. 2nd Annual CCEC/CWN Workshop. Waterloo, Canada. June 2010.

Van Lanen, D., Arnold, R., Weber, K.P., Moresoli. C. 2010. Constructed Wetlands: Wetlands for demonstrative purposes. 2nd Annual CCEC/CWN Workshop. Waterloo, Canada. June 2010.

K.P. Weber, R.L. Legge. Bacterial community and hydrological dynamics during constructed wetland mesocosm start-up. 3rd International Wetland Pollution Dynamics and Control (WETPOL) Symposium. Barcelona, Spain. September 2009.

Weber, K.P., Slawson, R.M., Warner, B.G., Legge, R.L. Community profiling and hydrological characterization of constructed wetland mesocosms during start-up. 1st Annual CCEC/CWN Workshop. Toronto, Canada. June, 2009.

Weber, K.P. Integrating environmental education into the university curriculum. Graduate Student Research Conference. University of Waterloo, ON. April, 2009.

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. Taking constructed wetland research into the laboratory. 2nd International Wetland Pollution Dynamics and Control (WETPOL) Symposium. Tartu, Estonia. September 2007.

Weber, K.P., Senger,, T., Legge, R.L. Iron removal using constructed wetlands: unit wetland investigation. 55th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Toronto Ontario. October 2005.

Poster Presentations

Bissegger, S., Towns, J., Cosway, K., Whitehead, R., Kerr, A., Corcoran, E.C., Weber, K.P. 2013. Irradiation of Caffeine in Aqueous Solution. Micropol & Ecohazard 2013, the 8th IWA Specialist Conference on Assessment and Control of Micropollutants/Hazardous Substances in Water. Zurich Switzerland. June, 2013.

Lauzon, C., Cosway, K., Weber., K.P. 2013. Decentralized wastewater treatment for the food and beverage industry. 27th Annual Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference. Gananoque Ontario. February, 2013.

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. Profiling and comparing the catabolic function of fixed film, rhizospheric and interstitial bacterial communities in mescoosm-scale treatment wetlands. 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London Ontario. October, 2011.

Weber, K.P., O’Carroll, D.M., Robinson, C. Transport and persistence of pathogens in beach sediment: Numerical investigation. 85th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. June 2011.

Weber, K.P., Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A., Boparai, H., Sakulchaicharoen, N., Sleep, B.E., Krol, M., Austrins, L., Peace, C., O’Carroll, D.M. From the laboratory to the field: Development and field scale testing of nanometals for in-situ chlorinated solvent remediation. RPIC Regional Workshop on Sustainable Remediation in Canada. Kingston, Ontario. May 2011.

Austrins, L., Peace, C., Weber, K.P., Kocur, C., Chowdhury, A., Boparai, H., Sakulchaicharoen, N., Sleep, B.E., Krol, M., O’Carroll, D.M., Herrera, J. Driving the development and implementation of new technologies through university, industry and government partnerships. RPIC Regional Workshop on Sustainable Remediation in Canada. Kingston, Ontario. May 2011.

Helt, C.D., Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L., Slawson, R.M. 2010 Effect of ciprofloxacin on antimicrobial resistance among environmental pathogens within a bench-scale constructed wetland. 2nd Annual CCEC/CWN Workshop. Waterloo, Canada. June, 2010.

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. Method for the detachment of viable bacteria from wetland gravel. CSCHE Biomeeting. Waterloo, Ontario. 2009.

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. Pathogen inactivation, treatment and fate in constructed treatment wetlands. Microbial Transport and Survival in the Subsurface. 1st International Conference. Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. 2009

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. Constructed wetlands: treatment of acid mine drainage. ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry. Montreal, Quebec. 2005

Weber, K.P., Legge, R.L. Constructed wetlands: treatment of acid mine drainage. CUBE symposium. Waterloo, Ontario. 2005


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Prof. Kela Weber, Environmental and Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory, Royal Military College of Canada, email: kela.weber@rmc.ca, phone: 613-541-6000 ext 3363


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