Dr Alan Tappin
Profiles

Dr Alan Tappin

Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

An important role is to deliver material suitable for the Research Excellence Framework. I also teach on the BSc (Hons) Chemistry and MChem Analytical Chemistry programmes (4 module leaderships). I am Programme Manager of the new MSc Analytical Chemistry programme, and I am also Technical Director of  the ISO 9001:2015 certified Biogeochemistry Research Facility (BRF) within SoGEES.

Qualifications

2018 - present Lecturer in Environmental Chemistry. School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK.
2007- 2018   Research Fellow. School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK.
2006 -2007 Lecturer. School of Earth Ocean and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK.
2001-2006 Research Fellow. School of Earth Ocean and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK.
1998-2001 Higher Scientific Officer. Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. 
1995-1998 Research Fellow. Southampton Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK. 
1988-1995 Research Fellow. Dept. of Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK.
1984-1988 PhD student. Dept of Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK.

Research interests

My research interests focus on the transport and fate of nutrients and pharmaceuticals in surface waters, from catchment to coastal seas.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Kate A Howell. In situ measurement of trace metals in coastal waters. PhD, University of Plymouth, 2003.
El-sayed A Badr. Environmental assessment of biogeochemical cycling of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and  nitrogen (DON) in natural waters. PhD, University of Plymouth, 2005.
Gerald Maier. Nutrients and eutrophication in the Taw Estuary. PhD, University of Plymouth, 2009.
Jin Bo Zhao. Transformations of organic and inorganic phosphorus in estuarine particle-water systems. PhD, University of Plymouth, 2009.
H Kate Schofield. A biogeochemical study of nutrient dynamics in artificial soil. PhD, University of Plymouth, 2015.

Katherine Lees. The fate of active pharmaceutical ingredients in soils receiving high wastewater inputs and implications for risk assessment. PhD, Plymouth University, 2018.

Grants & contracts

2016  Seale Hayne Educational Trust. The bioavailability of veterinary medicines in field runoff. Amount £7996. With Dr S Comber and Dr M Fitzsimons (SoGEES).
2015 Natural England. An Investigation into the temporal and spatial patterns of phosphorus concentrations across the ditch system of West Sedgemoor SSSI. Amount £19,907. With Dr A Taylor, Prof W Blake, Prof P Worsfold and Dr S Comber (SoGEES).  
2015 Seale Hayne Educational Trust. EU Water Framework Directive standards for phosphate in rivers - will methodological changes implemented for the new 2015 standards change the assessments of the ecological status of phosphate-impacted rivers in the southwest of England? Amount £5073. With Prof P Worsfold and Dr S Comber (SoGEES).  
2014 Seale Hayne Educational Trust. The derivation of Water Framework Directive standards for phosphate in rivers – are they based on a flawed concept and implications for catchments in the South West River Basin District (SWRBD) of England. Amount £4831. With Prof P Worsfold and Dr S Comber (SoGEES).
2010 Seale Hayne Educational Trust. Bacterial assimilation of farm worming agents. Amount £11,200. With Dr. M. Fitzsimons (SoGEES).
2007-2010 NERC . Bacterial assimilation of riverine organic nitrogen (BARON). Amount £315,000. With Dr. M. Fitzsimons (SEOES) and Prof. A. McCarthy (University of Liverpool).
2009 Seale Hayne Educational Trust . Phytoplankton community successions and their relation to nutrient availability in the Taw Estuary, North Devon. £9,137. With Prof. P. J. Worsfold and Dr. G. Glegg (SEOES).
2005-2008 HEIF2 studentship .  Studies on UK estuarine eutrophication and its amelioration.  Amount £25,000.  With Prof. P. J. Worsfold and Dr. G. Glegg (SEOES).
2004-2007 UK Dept. Environment, Food and Rural Affairs .  Investigating the effectiveness of NVZ Action Programme Measures: development of a strategy for England  (DEFRA contract NIT 18 (ADAS reference DWC3400) via CEH sub-contract). Amount £30,800. With Prof. P. J. Worsfold and Dr. M. Fitzsimons (SEOES)
2003-2006 Leverhulme Trust .  Natural estuarine particles and their uptake of nitrogen in estuaries (NEPTUNE). Amount £103.000. With Prof. G. E. Millward and Dr. M. Fitzsimons (SEOES).
2003-2004 NERC Isotope Grant .   15-N determinations of inorganic/organic nitrogen compounds in estuarine waters. Amount: £14,200. With Dr. E. P. Achterberg (NOC) and Dr. T. Heaton (NERC Isotope Laboratory, Keyworth).
2000-2003 EU FP V Programme (Environment & Climate) .  In-situ automated monitoring of trace metal speciation in estuaries and coastal zones, in relation with the biogeochemical processes-IMTEC. Amount 203,000 Euro (ca. £140,000). With Dr. M. Gledhill and Dr. E. P. Achterberg (NOC).
1999-2002 NERC Studentship .   In Situ Measurement of Trace Metals in Coastal Waters. Amount £36,600.  With Prof. G. E. Millward (SEOES) and Dr. E. P. Achterberg (NOC).
1991-1995. UK Dept. Environment .   Development of a water quality model for trace metals in the North Sea.  Amount £130,000. With Prof. J. D. Burton and Dr. P. J. Statham (NOC).

Research groups

  • Biogeochemistry Research Centre (BGC)

Schofield, H.K., T.R. Pettitt, A.D. Tappin, G.K. Rollinson and M.F. Fitzsimons (2018) Does carbon limitation reduce nitrogen retention in soil? Environmental Chemistry Letters 16, 623-630.

Lees, K., M. Fitzsimons, J. Snape, A. Tappin and S. Comber (2018) Soil sterilisation methods for use in OECD 106: how effective are they? Chemosphere 209, 61-67.

Bagnis, S., M.F. Fitzsimons, J. Snape, A. Tappin and S. Comber (2018) Processes of distribution of pharmaceuticals in surface freshwaters: implications for risk assessment. Environmental Chemistry Letters doi.org/10.1007/s10311-018-0742-7

Bagnis, S., M. Fitzsimons, J. Snape, A. Tappin and S. Comber (2018) Sorption of active pharmaceutical ingredients in untreated wastewater effluent and effect of dilution in freshwater: implications for an "impact zone" environmental risk assessment approach. Science of the Total Environment 624, 333-341.

Tappin, A.D,  J.P. Loughnane, A. McCarthy and M.F. Fitzsimons (2016) Unexpected removal of the most neutral cationic pharmaceutical in river waters. Environmental Chemistry Letters 14, 455-465.
Tappin, A.D., S. Comber and P. Worsfold (2016) Orthophosphate-P in the nutrient impacted River Taw and its catchment (SW England) between 1990 and 2013. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts 18, 690-705.
Lees, K., M. Fitzsimons, J. Snape, A. Tappin and S. Comber (2016) Pharmaceuticals in soils of lower income countries: physico-chemical fate and risks from wastewater irrigation. Environment International 94, 712-723. 
Tappin, A.D. and G.E. Millward (2015) The English Channel: contamination status of its transitional and coastal waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 95, 529-550. 
Tappin, A.D, J.P. Loughnane, A. McCarthy and M.F. Fitzsimons (2014) Bacterio-plankton transformation of diazepam and 2-amino-5-chlorobenzophenone in river waters. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts 16, 2227-2236.
Tappin, A.D. , Mankasingh, U., I.D. McKelvie and P.J. Worsfold (2013). Temporal variability in nutrient concentrations and loads in the River Tamar and its catchment (SW England) between 1974 and 2004. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185, 4791-4818.
Maier, G., G.A. Glegg, A.D. Tappin and P.J. Worsfold (2012) A high resolution temporal study of phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the eutrophic Taw Estuary (SW England). Science of the Total Environment 434, 228-239.
Tappin, A.D., J.P. Loughnane, A. McCarthy and M.F. Fitzsimons (2012) Removal of atrazine from river waters by indigenous microorganisms. Environmental Chemistry Letters 10, 89-96.
Fitzsimons, M.F., M.C. Lohan, A.D. Tappin and G.E. Millward (2011) The role of suspended particles in estuarine and coastal biogeochemistry. In: Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, vol. 4, pp. 71-114.  Wolanski, E., McLusky, D.S. (Eds.). Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-087885-0.
Ussher, S.J., A.J. Manning, A.D. Tappin and M.F. Fitzsimons (2011) Observed dissolved and particulate nitrogen concentrations in a mini flume. Hydrobiologia 672, 69-77.
Braungardt, C.B., A.D. Tappin, K.A. Howell and E.P. Achterberg (2011) Seasonal variability in the speciation of dissolved metals in a UK estuary determined by high resolution in situ measurements. Chemosphere 84, 423-431.
Tappin, A.D., G.E. Millward and M.F. Fitzsimons (2010) Particle – water interactions of organic nitrogen in turbid estuaries. Marine Chemistry 122, 28-38.
Tappin, A.D., J.L. Barriada, C.B. Braungardt, E.H. Evans, M.D. Pattey and E.P. Achterberg (2010) Dissolved silver in European estuarine and coastal waters. Water Research 44, 4204-4216.
Maier, G., G.A. Glegg, A.D. Tappin and P.J. Worsfold (2009) The use of monitoring data for identifying factors influencing phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the eutrophic Taw Estuary, SW England. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58, 1007-1015.
Braungardt, C.B., E.P. Achterberg, B. Axelsson, J. Buffle, F. Graziottin, K.A. Howell, S. Illuminati, G. Scarponi, A.D. Tappin, M.-L. Tercier-Waeber and D. Turner (2009) Analysis of dissolved metal fractions in coastal waters: an inter-comparison of five voltammetric in situ profiling (VIP) systems. Marine Chemistry 114, 47-55.
Maier, G., R.J. Nimmo-Smith, G.A. Glegg, A.D. Tappin and P.J. Worsfold (2009) Estuarine eutrophication in the UK: current incidence and future trends. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 19, 43-56. 
Worsfold, P.J., P. Monbet, A.D. Tappin, M.F. Fitzsimons, D.A. Stiles and I.D. McKelvie (2008) Characterisation and quantification of organic phosphorus and organic nitrogen components in aquatic systems: a review. Analytica Chimica Acta 624, 37-58.
Badr, E.A., A.D. Tappin and E.P. Achterberg (2008) Distributions and seasonal variability of dissolved organic nitrogen in two estuaries in SW England. Marine Chemistry 110, 153-164.
Tappin, A.D., P.J. Statham, J.D. Burton and S. Gellers-Barkmann (2008) Distributions and fluxes of contaminant metals in the North Sea: comparisons between field measurements and model simulations using NOSTRADAMUS. Environmental Chemistry 5, 51-67.
Barriada, J.L., A.D. Tappin, E.H. Evans and E.P. Achterberg (2007) Dissolved silver measurements in seawater.  TRAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 26, 809-817.
Tappin A.D., G.E. Millward and M.F. Fitzsimons (2007) The distribution, cycling and recovery of amino acids in estuarine waters and sediments. Environmental Chemistry Letters 5, 161-167.
Haley, S. M., A. D. Tappin, P.R. Bond and M. Fitzsimons (2006) A comparison of SEM-EDS with ICP-AES for the quantitative elemental determination of estuarine particles. Environmental Chemistry Letters 4, 235-238.
Howell, K.A., E.P. Achterberg, A.D. Tappin, and P.J. Worsfold (2006) Effect of membrane filtration artefacts on trace metal determination in estuarine waters. Environmental Chemistry 3, 199-207.
Gray, S., G. Hanrahan, I. McKelvie, A. Tappin, F. Tse and P. Worsfold (2006) Flow analysis techniques for spatial and temporal measurement of nutrients in aquatic systems. Environmental Chemistry 3, 3-18.
Pan, X., R. Sanders, A.D. Tappin, P.J. Worsfold and E.P. Achterberg (2005) Simultaneous determination of dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen on a coupled high temperature combustion total organic carbon-nitrogen chemiluminescence detection (HTC TOC-NCD) system. Journal of Automated Methods and Management in Chemistry 2005, 240-246.
Howell, K.A., E.P. Achterberg, C.B. Braungardt, A.D. Tappin, P.J. Worsfold and D.R. Turner (2003) Voltammetric in situ measurements of trace metals in coastal waters. TRAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 22, 828-835.
Badr, E.A., E.P. Achterberg, A.D. Tappin, S.J. Hill and C.B Braungardt (2003) Determination of dissolved organic nitrogen in natural waters using high temperature catalytic oxidation. TRAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 22, 819-827.
Tappin, A.D., J.R.W. Harris and R.J. Uncles (2003) The fluxes and transformations of suspended particles, carbon and nitrogen in the Humber Estuary (UK) from 1994 to 1996 : results from an integrated observation and modelling study. The Science of the Total Environment 314/316, 665-713.
Howell, K.A., E.P. Achterberg, C.B. Braungardt, A.D. Tappin, D.R. Turner and P.J. Worsfold (2003) The determination of trace metals in estuarine and coastal waters using a Voltammetric In situ Profiling system. Analyst 128, 734-741.
Tappin, A.D. (2002) An examination of the fluxes of N and P in temperate and tropical estuaries : current estimates and uncertainties. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 55, 885-901.
Millward, G.E., T.K. Sands, M. Nimmo, A. Turner and A.D. Tappin (2002) Nickel in the Humber plume: influences of particle dynamics and reactivity. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 54, 821-832.
Tappin, A.D., J.R.W. Harris, R.J. Uncles and D. Boorman (2002) Potential modification of the fluxes of nitrogen from the Humber Estuary catchment (UK) to the North Sea in response to changing climate patterns and agricultural inputs. Hydrobiologia 475/476, 65-77.
Gardolinski, P.C.F.C., G. Hanrahan, E.P. Achterberg, M. Gledhill, A.D. Tappin, W.A. House and P.J. Worsfold (2001) Comparison of sample storage protocols for the determination of nutrients in natural waters. Water Research 35, 3670-3678.
Tappin, A.D., G.E. Millward and J.D. Burton (2001) Estuarine and Coastal Water Chemistry. In: Land Ocean Interaction : Measuring and Modelling Fluxes from River Basins to Coastal Seas. Ed. D.A. Huntley, G.J.L. Leeks and D.E Walling. IAWQ Publishing, 241-279.
Uncles, R.J., J.A. Stephens, P.E. Frickers, A.D. Tappin, N.J. Bloomer and C. Harris (2001) Tidal Reaches. In: Land Ocean Interaction : Measuring and Modelling Fluxes from River Basins to Coastal Seas. Ed. D.A. Huntley, G.J.L. Leeks and D.E. Walling. IAWQ Publishing, 144-167.
Tappin, A.D. and P.C. Reid (2000) The English Channel. In: The Seas at the Millenium: An Environmental Evaluation. Volume I. Regional Chapters: Europe, the Americas and West Africa. Ed. C. Sheppard. Pergamon, 65-82.
Proctor, R., J. Holt, J. Harris, A.Tappin and D. Boorman (2000) Modelling the Humber Estuary catchment and coastal zone. In: Estuarine and Coastal Modelling: Proceedings 6th International Conference, Ed. M Spaulding and H.L. Butler, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1259-1274.
Uncles, R.J., N.H. Bloomer, P.E. Frickers, M.L Griffiths, C. Harris, R.J.M Howland, A.W. Morris, D.H. Plummer and A.D.Tappin (2000) Seasonal variability of salinity, temperature, turbidity and suspended chlorophyll in the Tweed Estuary. The Science of the Total Environment 251/252, 115-124.
Uncles, R.J., P.E. Frickers, A.E. Easton, M.L. Griffiths, C. Harris, R.J.M. Howland, A.W. Morris, D.H. Plummer and A.D.Tappin (2000) Concentrations of suspended particulate organic carbon in the tidal Yorkshire Ouse River and Humber Estuary. The Science of the Total Environment 251/252, 233-242.
Jarvie, H.P., C. Neal, A.D. Tappin, J.D. Burton, L.K. Hill, R. Hopkins, M. Neal, M. Harrow, H. Wickham and C. Watts (2000) Riverine inputs of major ions and trace elements to the tidal reaches of the River Tweed, UK. The Science of the Total Environment 251/252, 55-81.
Howland, R.J.M., A.D. Tappin, R.J. Uncles, D.H. Plummer and N.J. Bloomer (2000) Distributions and seasonal variability of pH and alkalinity in the Tweed Estuary, UK. The Science of the Total Environment 251/252, 125-138.
Jarvie, H.P., C. Neal, J.D. Burton and A.D. Tappin (2000) Patterns in trace element chemistry in the freshwater tidal reaches of the River Trent. The Science of the Total Environment 251/252, 317-333.
Jarvie, H.P., C. Neal, A.D. Tappin, J.D. Burton, M. Harrow, L. Hill and M. Neal (2000) The water quality of the River Trent: from the lower non-tidal reaches to the freshwater tidal zone. The Science of the Total Environment 251/252, 335-367.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Lunt PH, Fyfe RM & Tappin AD 2019 'Role of recent climate change on carbon sequestration in peatland systems' Science of the Total Environment 667, 348-358 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Comber SDW, Bagnis S, Tappin A, Fitzsimons M & Snape J 2018 'IMPACT OF THE WASTEWATER-MIXING ZONE ON ATTENUATION OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN NATURAL WATERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR AN IMPACT ZONE INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT' Science of the Total Environment , DOI PEARL
Lees K, Fitzsimons M, Snape J, Tappin A & Comber S 2018 'Soil sterilisation methods for use in OECD 106: How effective are they?' Chemosphere 209, 61-67 , DOI PEARL
Comber SDW, Bagnis S, Snape J, Fitzsimons M & Tappin A 2018 'Processes of distribution of pharmaceuticals in surface freshwaters: implications for risk assessment' Environmental Chemistry Letters 16, (4) , DOI PEARL
Tappin AD, Navarro-Rodriguez A, Comber SDW & Worsfold PJ 2018 'The role of alkalinity in setting water quality metrics: phosphorus standards in United Kingdom rivers' Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts 20, (10) 1361-1372 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Fitzsimons MF & Tappin A 2017 'Does carbon limitation reduce nitrogen retention in soil?' Environmental Chemistry Letters , DOI PEARL
Bagnis S, Fitzsimons M, Snape J, Tappin A & Comber S 2017 'Sorption of active pharmaceutical ingredients in untreated wastewater effluent and effect of dilution in freshwater: Implications for an “impact zone” environmental risk assessment approach' Science of the Total Environment 624, 333-341 , DOI PEARL
Fitzsimons MF, Tappin AD, McCarthy AJ & Loughnane JP 2016 'Unexpected removal of the most neutral cationic pharmaceutical in river waters' Environmental Chemistry Letters , DOI PEARL
Lees K, Fitzsimons M, Snape J, Tappin A & Comber S 2016 'Pharmaceuticals in soils of lower income countries: Physico-chemical fate and risks from wastewater irrigation' Environment international , DOI PEARL
Tappin AD, Loughnane JP, McCarthy AJ & Fitzsimons MF 2016 'Bacterio-plankton transformation of diazepam and 2-amino-5-chlorobenzophenone in river waters' Environ Sci Process Impacts 16, (10) 2227-2236 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Tappin AD, Comber S & Worsfold PJ 2016 'Orthophosphate-P in the nutrient impacted River Taw and its catchment (SW England) between 1990 and 2013' Environmental science. Processes & impacts PEARL
Tappin AD & Millward GE 2015 'The English Channel: Contamination status of its transitional and coastal waters' Mar Pollut Bull 95, (2) 529-550 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Tappin AD, Mankasingh U, McKelvie ID & Worsfold PJ 2013 'Temporal variability in nutrient concentrations and loads in the River Tamar and its catchment (SW England) between 1974 and 2004' Environ Monit Assess 185, (6) 4791-4818 Author Site , DOI
Maier G, Glegg GA, Tappin AD & Worsfold PJ 2012 'A high resolution temporal study of phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the eutrophic Taw Estuary (SW England)' Sci Total Environ 434, 228-239 Author Site , DOI
Tappin AD, Loughnane JP, McCarthy AJ & Fitzsimons MF 2012 'Removal of atrazine from river waters by indigenous microorganisms' ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 10, (1) 89-96 Author Site , DOI
Ussher SJ, Manning AJ, Tappin AD & Fitzsimons MF 2011 'Observed dissolved and particulate nitrogen concentrations in a mini flume' HYDROBIOLOGIA 672, (1) 69-77 Author Site , DOI
Braungardt CB, Howell KA, Tappin AD & Achterberg EP 2011 'Temporal variability in dynamic and colloidal metal fractions determined by high resolution in situ measurements in a UK estuary' Chemosphere 84, (4) 423-431 Author Site , DOI
Tappin AD, Millward GE & Fitzsimons MF 2010 'Particle–water interactions of organic nitrogen in turbid estuaries' Marine Chemistry 122, (1-4) 28-38 , DOI
Tappin AD, Barriada JL, Braungardt CB, Evans EH, Patey MD & Achterberg EP 2010 'Dissolved silver in European estuarine and coastal waters' Water Res 44, (14) 4204-4216 Author Site , DOI
Maier G, Glegg GA, Tappin AD & Worsfold PJ 2009 'The use of monitoring data for identifying factors influencing phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the eutrophic Taw Estuary, SW England' Mar Pollut Bull 58, (7) 1007-1015 Author Site , DOI
Braungardt CB, Achterberg EP, Axelsson B, Buffle J, Graziottin F, Howell KA, Illuminati S, Scarponi G, Tappin AD 2009 'Analysis of dissolved metal fractions in coastal waters: An inter-comparison of five voltammetric in situ profiling (VIP) systems' MARINE CHEMISTRY 114, (1-2) 47-55 Author Site , DOI
Maier G, Nimmo-Smith RJ, Glegg GA, Tappin AD & Worsfold PJ 2009 'Estuarine eutrophication in the UK: current incidence and future trends' AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS 19, (1) 43-56 Author Site , DOI
Worsfold PJ, Monbet P, Tappin AD, Fitzsimons MF, Stiles DA & McKelvie ID 2008 'Characterisation and quantification of organic phosphorus and organic nitrogen components in aquatic systems: a review' Anal Chim Acta 624, (1) 37-58 Author Site , DOI
Badr E-SA, Tappin AD & Achterberg EP 2008 'Distributions and seasonal variability of dissolved organic nitrogen in two estuaries in SW England' MARINE CHEMISTRY 110, (3-4) 153-164 Author Site , DOI
Tappin AD, Statham PJ, Burton JD & Gellers-Barkmann S 2008 'Distributions and fluxes of contaminant metals in the North Sea: comparisons between field measurements and model simulations using NOSTRADAMUS' Environmental Chemistry 5, (1) 51-51 , DOI
Barriada JL, Tappin AD, Evans EH & Achterberg EP 2007 'Dissolved silver measurements in seawater' Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry 26, (8) 809-817
Tappin AD, Millward GE & Fitzsimons MF 2007 'Distributions, cycling and recovery of amino acids in estuarine waters and sediments' Environmental Chemistry Letters 5, (3) 161-167
Tappin AD, Fitzsimons MF & Millward GE 2007 'Natural estuarine particles and their uptake of nitrogen in estuaries' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, (15) A1005-A1005
Tappin AD, Millward GE & Fitzsimons MF 2007 'The distribution, cycling and recovery of amino acids in estuarine waters and sediments. , ' Environmental Chemistry Letters 5, 161-167
Haley SM, Tappin AD, Bond PR & Fitzsimons MF 2006 'A comparison of SEM-EDS with ICP-AES for the quantitative elemental determination of estuarine particles' Environmental Chemistry Letters 4, (4) 235-238
Howell KA, Achterberg EP, Tappin AD & Worsfold PJ 2006 'Colloidal metals in the tamar estuary and their influence on metal fractionation by membrane filtration' Environmental Chemistry 3, (3) 199-207
Howell KA, Achterberg EP, Tappin AD & Worsfold PJ 2006 'Effect of membrane filtration artefacts on trace metal determination in estuarine waters' Environmental Chemistry 3,, 199-207
Gray S, Hanrahan G, McKelvie I, Tappin A, Tse F & Worsfold P 2006 'Flow analysis techniques for spatial and temporal measurement of nutrients in aquatic systems' Environmental Chemistry E3, 3-18
Gray S, Hanrahan G, McKelvie I, Tappin A, Tse F & Worsfold P 2006 'Flow Analysis Techniques for Spatial and Temporal Measurement of Nutrients in Aquatic Systems' Environmental Chemistry 3, (1) 3-3 , DOI
Pan X, Sanders R, Tappin AD, Worsfold PJ & Achterberg EP 2005 'Simultaneous determination of dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen on a coupled high-temperature combustion total organic carbon-nitrogen chemiluminescence detection (HTC TOC-NCD) system' Journal of Automated Methods & Management in Chemistry 2005, (4) 240-246 PEARL
Badr ESA, Achterberg EP, Tappin AD, Hill SJ & Braungardt CB 2003 'Determination of dissolved organic nitrogen in natural waters using high-temperature catalytic oxidation' Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry 22, (11) 819-827
Howell KA, Achterberg EP, Braungardt CB, Tappin AD, Turner DR & Worsfold PJ 2003 'The determination of trace metals in estuarine and coastal waters using a voltammetric in situ profiling system' Analyst 128, (6) 734-741
Tappin AD, Harris JRW & Uncles RJ 2003 'The fluxes and transformations of suspended particles, carbon and nitrogen in the Humber estuarine system (UK) from 1994 to 1996: results from an integrated observation and modelling study' Science of the Total Environment 314, 665-713
Howell KA, Achterberg EP, Braungardt CB, Tappin AD, Worsfold PJ & Turner DR 2003 'Voltammetric in situ measurements of trace metals in coastal waters' Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry 22, (11) 828-835
Tappin AD 2002 'An examination of the fluxes of nitrogen and phosphorus in temperate and tropical estuaries: Current estimates and uncertainties' Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 55, (6) 885-901
Millward GE, Sands TK, Nimmo M, Turner A & Tappin AD 2002 'Nickel in the Humber plume: Influences of particle dynamics and reactivity' Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 54, (5) 821-832
Tappin AD, Harris JRW, Uncles RJ & Boorman D 2002 'Potential modification of the fluxes of nitrogen from the Humber Estuary catchment (U.K.) to the North Sea in response to changing agricultural inputs and climate patterns' Hydrobiologia 475, (1) 65-77
Gardolinski PCFC, Hanrahan G, Achterberg EP, Gledhill M, Tappin AD, House WA & Worsfold PJ 2001 'Comparison of sample storage protocols for the determination of nutrients in natural waters' Water Research 35, (15) 3670-3678
Gardolinski1 PCFC, 2, Hanrahan1 G, 3, Achterberg1 EP, Gledhill1 M, Tappin2 AD, House3 WA & Worsfold PJ 2001 'Comparison of sample storage protocols for the determination of nutrients in natural waters' Water Research 35, (15) 3670-3678
Tappin A, Millward GE & Fitzsimons MF 2001 'Distribution, cycling and recovery of amino acids in estuarine waters and sediments' Environmental Chemistry Letters 5, 161-167
Uncles RJ, Frickers PE, Easton AE, Griffiths ML, Harris C, Howland RJ, King RS, Morris AW, Plummer DH 2000 'Concentrations of suspended particulate organic carbon in the tidal Yorkshire Ouse River and Humber Estuary' Sci Total Environ 251-252, 233-242 Author Site
Howland RJ, Tappin AD, Uncles RJ, Plummer DH & Bloomer NJ 2000 'Distributions and seasonal variability of pH and alkalinity in the Tweed Estuary, UK' Sci Total Environ 251-252, 125-138 Author Site
Jarvie HP, Neal C, Burton JD & Tappin AD 2000 'Patterns in trace element chemistry in the freshwater tidal reaches of the River Trent' Sci Total Environ 251-252, 317-333 Author Site
Jarvie HP, Neal C, Tappin AD, Burton JD, Hill L, Neal M, Harrow M, Hopkins R, Watts C 2000 'Riverine inputs of major ions and trace elements to the tidal reaches of the River Tweed, UK' Sci Total Environ 251-252, 55-81 Author Site
Uncles RJ, Bloomer NJ, Frickers PE, Griffiths ML, Harris C, Howland RJ, Morris AW, Plummer DH & Tappin AD 2000 'Seasonal variability of salinity, temperature, turbidity and suspended chlorophyll in the Tweed Estuary' Sci Total Environ 251-252, 115-124 Author Site
Jarvie HP, Neal C, Tappin AD, Burton JD, Harrow M, Hill L & Neal M 2000 'The water quality of the River Trent: from the lower non-tidal reaches to the freshwater tidal zone' Sci Total Environ 251-252, 335-367 Author Site
Stolwijk S, Villars MT, Laane R, Baart S, Dick S, Svendsen E, Tappin A & de Vries A 1999 'Comparison of the performance of five different water quality models of the North Sea' Environmental Modelling and Software 13, 455-460
Millward GE, Morris AW & Tappin AD 1998 'Trace metals at two sites in the southern North Sea: Results from a sediment resuspension study' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 18, (11) 1381-1400 Author Site , DOI
Tappin AD, Burton JD, Millward GE & Statham PJ 1997 'A numerical transport model for predicting the distributions of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn in the southern North Sea: the sensitivity of model results to the uncertainties in the magnitudes of metal inputs' JOURNAL OF MARINE SYSTEMS 13, (1-4) 173-204 Author Site , DOI
Jarvie HP, Neal C & Tappin AD 1997 'European land-based pollutant loads to the North Sea: An analysis of the Paris Commission data and review of monitoring strategies' SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 194, 39-58 Author Site , DOI
Tappin AD, Gellers-Barkmann S, Burton JD & Statham PJ 1997 'The use of NOSTRADAMUS, a numerical transport model, for predicting concentrations and distributions of chromium, cadmium and lead in the southern North Sea' Deutsche Hydrographische Zeitschrift 49, 411-430
Prandle D, Ballard G, Flatt D, Harrison AJ, Jones SE, Knight PJ, Loch S, McManus J, Player R, et. al 1996 'Combining modelling and monitoring to determine fluxes of water, dissolved and particulate metals through the Dover Strait' Continental Shelf Research 16, 237-257
TAPPIN AD, MILLWARD GE, STATHAM PJ, BURTON JD & MORRIS AW 1995 'TRACE-METALS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NORTH-SEA' ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 41, (3) 275-323 Author Site , DOI
MULLER FLL, TAPPIN AD, STATHAM PJ, BURTON JD & HYDES DJ 1994 'TRACE-METAL FRONTS IN WATERS OF THE CELTIC SEA' OCEANOLOGICA ACTA 17, (4) 383-396 Author Site
BURTON JD, ALTHAUS M, MILLWARD GE, MORRIS AW, STATHAM PJ, TAPPIN AD & TURNER A 1993 'PROCESSES INFLUENCING THE FATE OF TRACE-METALS IN THE NORTH-SEA' PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES 343, (1669) 557-568 Author Site , DOI
TAPPIN AD, HYDES DJ, BURTON JD & STATHAM PJ 1993 'CONCENTRATIONS, DISTRIBUTIONS AND SEASONAL VARIABILITY OF DISSOLVED CD, CO, CU, MN, NI, PB AND ZN IN THE ENGLISH-CHANNEL' CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 13, (8-9) 941-969 Author Site , DOI
Prandle D, Jago CF, Jones SE, Purdie DA & Tappin A 1993 'The influence of horizontal circulation on the supply and distribution of tracers' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A343, 405-421
Chapters
Fitzsimons MF, Lohan M, Tappin AD & Millward GE 2012 'Role of Suspended Particles in Estuarine and Coastal Biogeochemistry' in Wolanski E; McLusky D Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science Academic Press 71-114
Tappin AD, Millward GE & Burton JD 2001 'Estuarine and Coastal Water Chemistry' in Huntley DA; Leeks GJL; Walling DE Land Ocean Interaction : Measuring and Modelling Fluxes from River Basins to Coastal Seas IAWQ Publishing 241-279
Uncles RJ, Stephens JA, Frickers PE, Tappin AD, Bloomer NJ & Harris C 2001 'Tidal Reaches' in Huntley DA; Leeks GJL; Walling DE Land Ocean Interaction : Measuring and Modelling Fluxes from River Basins to Coastal Seas IAWQ Publishing 144-167
Proctor R, Holt J, Harris J, Tappin A & Boorman D 2000 'Modelling the Humber Estuary catchment and coastal zone' in Spaulding M; Butler HL Estuarine and Coastal Modeling American Society of Civil Engineers 1259-1274
Tappin AD & Reid PC 2000 'The English Channel' in Sheppard CRC Seas at the Millennium: An Environmental Evaluation Pergamon 65-82
Conference Papers
Tappin AD, Gellers-Barkmann S, Burton JD & Statham PJ 1997 'A numerical water quality model for predicting concentrations and distributions of metals in the southern North Sea' Hamburg 21/10/1996 23/10/1996 230-234
Tappin AD, Burton JD, Millward GE & Statham PJ 1996 'Uncertainties in the magnitudes of inputs of trace metals to the North Sea: implications for water quality models' Danish Environmental Protection Agency Ebeltoft, Denmark 18/04/1994 21/04/1994 46-53

Reports & invited lectures

Maier, G., A.D. Tappin, G. Glegg and P.J. Worsfold (2007) The River Taw catchment and estuary: a case study for the effects of NVZ measures. Part 2 - the estuary. Investigating the Effectiveness of NVZ Action Programme Measures: Development of a Strategy for England. Report to UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 14 pp.
Nimmo-Smith, R., G. Glegg, A.D. Tappin and P.J. Worsfold (2005) A review of estuarine eutrophication, with specific reference to England and Wales.  Investigating the Effectiveness of NVZ Action Programme Measures: Development of a Strategy for England. Report to UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 52 pp.
Tappin, A.D., S. Gellers-Barkmann, J.D. Burton and P.J. Statham (1998) Development of a water quality model for trace metals in the North Sea. Final Report to UK Department of the Environment, Contract PECD 7/8/202, 117 pp.

Contributions to the following reports:
OSPAR Commission (1999) Report of the ASMO Workshop on Modelling Transport and Fate of Contaminants. 4-7 November 1997, The Hague, The Netherlands.
North Sea Task Force (1994) The North Sea Quality Status Report 1993, Oslo and Paris Commissions, London. Olsen and Olsen, Fredensborg, Denmark, 132+vi pp.
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1994) Quality Status Report of the North Sea 1993. Report on Sub-Region 3b. HMSO, 154 pp.
Reid, P.C., C. Auger, M. Chaussepied and M. Burn (1994) Quality Status Report of the North Sea 1993. Report on Sub-Region 9. The Channel. HMSO, 153 pp.
de Vries, I. (ed.) (1992) Report of the NSTF Modelling Workshop, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Report DGW-92045, The Hague, 40 pp.