I obtained my PhD from the University of London in 1992 where I worked on the biogeochemistry of potentially toxic metals, including their uptake by food plants. Much of my post-PhD work has focused on land and water quality/contamination issues, covering both rural (agriculture and land use intensity/management) and urban sources (sewage effluents and urban runoff) of water pollution. It has included a range of contaminants, including nutrients, metals, organic waste, organic contaminants and general water quality/ecology.
Examples of more recent work include: impacts of sewage effluent on river hydrology and water quality; climate change mediated mobilisation and transportation of naturally occurring metals; climate change and catchment water quality, and emerging organic micro-contaminants (pharmaceuticals, personal care products, plasticisers and other emerging contaminants) dynamics (transportation, transformation/biodegradation, sediment storage and uptake by aquatic plants and other biota) in river systems.
Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients, trace elements (both essential and potentially toxic) and organic chemicals in managed and semi-natural ecosystems has been the focus of my work. Much of this has been driven by land use and environment change pressures and how they influence the biogeochemical cycling processes that ultimately determine their retention in soils and sediments, release to water or uptake by food plants. More recently we have been investigating sewage effluents impact on water quality in river systems, climate change mediated mobilisation and transportation of naturally occurring trace elements, land use change and soil carbon dynamics, and organic micro-contaminant dynamics in river systems.
Aseperi, Adeniyi K., Busquets, Rosa, Hooda, Peter S., Cheung, Philip C.W. and Barker, James (2020) Behaviour of neonicotinoids in contrasting soils. Journal of Environmental Management, 276, p. 111329. ISSN (print) 0301-4797
Adegun, Ayodeji O., Akinnifesi, Thompson A., Ololade, Isaac A., Busquets, Rosa, Hooda, Peter S., Cheung, Philip C.W., Aseperi, Adeniyi K. and Barker, James (2020) Quantification of neonicotinoid pesticides in six cultivable fish species from the River Owena in Nigeria and a template for food safety assessment. Water, 12(9), p. 2422. ISSN (online) 2073-4441
Rastegari Mehr, Meisam, Keshavarzi, Behnam, Moore, Farid, Hooda, Peter S., Busquets, Rosa and Ghorbani, Zohreh (2020) Arsenic in the rock–soil–plant system and related health risk in a magmatic–metamorphic belt, West of Iran. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, ISSN (print) 0269-4042 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Mondal, Monojit, Biswas, Jayanta Kumar, Tsang, Yiu Fai, Sarkar, Binoy, Sarkar, Dibyendu, Rai, Mahendra, Sarkar, Santosh Kumar and Hooda, Peter S. (2019) A wastewater bacterium 'Bacillus' sp. KUJM2 acts as an agent for remediation of potentially toxic elements and promoter of plant ('Lens culinaris') growth. Chemosphere, 232, pp. 439-452. ISSN (print) 0045-6535
Khan, Sidra U., Hooda, Peter S., Blackwell, Martin S. A. and Busquets, Rosa (2019) Microbial biomass responses to soil drying-rewetting and phosphorus leaching. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, p. 133. ISSN (online) 2296-665X
Uddin, M.J., Hooda, Peter S., Mohiuddin, A.S.M., Smith, Mike and Waller, Martyn (2019) Land inundation and cropping intensity influences on organic carbon in the agricultural soils of Bangladesh. Catena, 178, pp. 11-19. ISSN (print) 0341-8162
Wilkinson, John and Hooda, Peter S. (2019) Special issue on the environmental fate of emerging organic micro-contaminants. Applied Sciences, 9(15), p. 2997. ISSN (online) 2076-3417
Melia, Patrick M., Busquets, Rosa, Hooda, Peter S., Cundy, Andrew B. and Sohi, Saran P. (2019) Driving forces and barriers in the removal of phosphorus from water using crop residue, wood and sewage sludge derived biochars. Science of the Total Environment, 675, pp. 623-631. ISSN (print) 0048-9697
Wilkinson, John L., Hooda, Peter S., Swinden, Julian, Barker, James and Barton, Stephen (2018) Spatial (bio)accumulation of pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, plasticisers, perfluorinated compounds and metabolites in river sediment, aquatic plants and benthic organisms. Environmental Pollution, 234, pp. 864-875. ISSN (print) 0269-7491
Wilkinson, John, Hooda, Peter S., Barker, James, Barton, Stephen and Swinden, Julian (2017) Occurrence, fate and transformation of emerging contaminants in water : an overarching review of the field. Environmental Pollution, 231(1), pp. 954-970. ISSN (print) 0269-7491
Zaharescu, Dragos G., Palanca-Soler, Antonio, Hooda, Peter S., Tanase, Catalin, Burghelea, Carmen I. and Lester, Richard N. (2017) Riparian vegetation in the alpine connectome : terrestrial-aquatic and terrestrial-terrestrial interactions. Science of the Total Environment, 601-02, pp. 247-259. ISSN (print) 0048-9697
Melia, Patrick M., Cundy, Andrew B., Sohi, Saran P., Hooda, Peter S. and Busquets, Rosa (2017) Trends in the recovery of phosphorus in bioavailable forms from wastewater. Chemosphere, 186, pp. 381-395. ISSN (print) 0045-6535
Wilkinson, John L., Hooda, Peter S., Swinden, Julian, Barker, James and Barton, Stephen (2017) Spatial distribution of organic contaminants in three rivers of Southern England bound to suspended particulate material and dissolved in water. Science of the Total Environment, 593, pp. 487-497. ISSN (print) 0048-9697
Zaharescu, Dragos G., Hooda, Peter S., Burghelea, Carmen I. and Palanca-Soler, Antonio (2016) A multiscale framework for deconstructing the ecosystem physical template of high-altitude lakes. Ecosystems, 19(6), pp. 1064-1079. ISSN (print) 1432-9840
Zaharescu, Dragos G., Hooda, Peter S., Burghelea, Carmen I., Polyakov, Viktor and Palanca-Soler, Antonio (2016) Climate change enhances the mobilisation of naturally occurring metals in high altitude environments. Science of the Total Environment, 560-61, pp. 73-81. ISSN (print) 0048-9697
de la Barrera, Belen and Hooda, Peter S. (2016) Greenhouse gas emissions of waste management processes and options : a case study. Waste Management & Research, 34(7), pp. 658-665. ISSN (print) 0734-242X
Zaharescu, Dragos G, Burghelea, Carmen I, Hooda, Peter S, Lester, Richard N and Palanca-Soler, Antonio (2016) Small lakes in big landscape : multi-scale drivers of littoral ecosystem in alpine lakes. Science of the Total Environment, 551-52, pp. 496-505. ISSN (print) 0048-9697
Wilkinson, John L., Hooda, Peter S., Barker, James, Barton, Stephen and Swinden, Julian (2016) Ecotoxic pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and other emerging contaminants: A review of environmental, receptor-mediated, developmental, and epigenetic toxicity with discussion of proposed toxicity to humans. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 46(4), pp. 336-381. ISSN (print) 1064-3389
Wilkinson, John L., Swinden, Julian, Hooda, Peter S., Barker, James and Barton, Stephen (2016) Markers of anthropogenic contamination : a validated method for quantification of pharmaceuticals, illicit drug metabolites, perfluorinated compounds, and plasticisers in sewage treatment effluent and rain runoff. Chemosphere, 159, pp. 638-646. ISSN (print) 0045-6535
Shaheen, Sabry M., Hooda, Peter S. and Tsadilas, Christos D. (2014) Opportunities and challenges in the use of coal fly ash for soil improvements – a review. Journal of Environmental Management, 145, pp. 249-267. ISSN (print) 0301-4797
Hooda, Peter S., Wilkinson Jr, John and Millier, Helen (2014) Phosphorus and emerging micro-pollutants in surface waters: challenges and prospects for water quality improvement. International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems, 6(1), pp. 27-33. ISSN (print) 1923-7537
Sims, Douglas B., Hooda, Peter S. and Gillmore, Gavin K. (2012) Potential effects of environmental change on mining wastes in a hyperarid climate. Environment and Pollution, 1(2), pp. 61-69. ISSN (print) 1927-0909
Millier, Helen K G R and Hooda, Peter S (2011) Phosphorus species and fractionation: why sewage derived phosphorus is a problem. Journal of Environmental Management, 92(4), pp. 1210-1214. ISSN (print) 0301-4797
Edwards, A.C. and Hooda, P.S. (2008) Farmyard point discharges and their influence on nutrient and labile carbon dynamics in a second order stream draining through a dairy unit. Journal of Environmental Management, 87(4), pp. 591-599. ISSN (print) 0301-4797
Hooda, P.S. (2008) Microbial and nutrient contaminants of fresh and coastal waters. Journal of Environmental Management, 87(4), pp. 533-534. ISSN (print) 0301-4797
Hooda, P. S., Miller, A. and Edwards, A. C. (2008) The plant availability of auto-cast platinum group elements. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 30(2), pp. 135-139. ISSN (print) 0269-4042
Aseperi, Adeniyi, Busquets, Rosa, Hooda, Peter S., Cheung, Philip C.W. and Barker, James (2019) Sorption and column leaching of neonicotinoid insecticides in contrasting soils from five locations in Britain. In: Bright Spark Symposium 2019; 13 Sep 2019, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Wilkinson, J., Hooda, P.S., Swinden, J., Barker, J. and Barton, S. (2016) Accumulation of pharmaceuticals, perfluorinated compounds, plasticisers and illicit drug metabolite in aquatic sediment and plants in three rivers of Greater London and SE England. In: SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting; 22-26 May 2016, Nantes, France. ISSN (print) 1087-8939
Hooda, PS, Miller, A and Edwards, AC (2008) The plant availability of auto-cast platinum group elements. In: 4th International Workshop on Bioavailability of Pollutants and Soil Remediation; 10/09/2006-10/09/2006, Seville, SPAIN.