Dr. Tony Stockdale

BIGRAD  ROLE:  NERC Research Associate - Speciation Chemistry

AFFILIATION: University of Manchester, Centre for Radiochemistry Research

A. Centre for Radiochemistry Research, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK.
E. anthony.stockdale@manchester.ac.uk
P. +44 (0)161 275 XXXX


Tony completed a MChem in Environmental Chemistry at Lancaster University (UK) in 2005, achieving a first class degree. He went on to do a PhD with the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University. His PhD, completed in 2008, focused on the study of the biogeochemistry of microscale environments in sediments. This research included the development of high resolution analysis using metal binding gel techniques (DGT) and reactive transport modelling.  Following his PhD, tony worked as a researcher at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK). This work involved applying a chemical speciation model (WHAM) to novel applications, including testing its use for marine environments, and the development of a toxicity model relating chemistry to field observations of ecological indicators.


- All aspects of trace metal and metalloid biogeochemistry in aquatic systems. 

- Chemical speciation measurement and modelling.

- Using experimental techniques and 3D models of environmental systems to predict how localized biogeochemistry affects the larger system.

- The development and application of techniques that allow new and multiple analytes to be analysed at sub-mm scale resolution in sediments.


Stockdale A., Tipping E., Hamilton-Taylor J., Lofts S. (2011) Trace metals in the open oceans: speciation modelling based on humic type ligands. Environmental Chemistry, 8, 304–319.

Stockdale A., Tipping E., Lofts S., Ormerod, S.J., Clements, W.H., Blust, R. (2010) Toxicity of proton-metal mixtures in the field: linking stream macroinvertebrate diversity to chemical speciation and  bioavailability. Aquatic Toxicology, 100, 112-119.

Stockdale A., Davison, W., Zhang, H. (2010) Formation of iron sulphide at faecal pellets and other microniches within sub oxic surface sediment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 2665–2676.

Stockdale A., Davison, W., Zhang, H. (2010) 2D simultaneous measurement of the oxyanions of P, V, As, Mo, Sb, W and U. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, 981–984

Stockdale A., Davison, W., Zhang, H., Hamilton-Taylor, J.  (2010) The association of cobalt with iron and manganese (oxyhydr)oxides in marine sediment. Aquatic Geochemistry, 16, 575–585.

Stockdale A., Davison, W., Zhang, H. (2009) Micro-scale biogeochemical heterogeneity in sediments: A review of available technology and observed evidence. Earth-Science Reviews, 92, 81-97.

Stockdale A., Davison, W., Zhang, H. (2008) High-resolution two-dimensional quantitative analysis of phosphorus, vanadium and arsenic, and qualitative analysis of sulphide, in a freshwater sediment.  Environmental Chemistry, 5, 143-149.

Sochaczewski, L., Stockdale, A., Davison, W., Tych, W.,  Zhang, H. (2008) A three-dimensional reactive transport model for  sediments, incorporating microniches. Environmental Chemistry, 5,  218-225.