Lauren Hughes received a M.Sc. in chemical physics from Dalhousie University and began working at the Canadian Environmental Modelling Centre in 2003. She has been involved in the development and coding of several chemical fate models including the Biosolids-Amended Soil: Level 4 (BASL4) model that examines the fate of chemicals introduced to soil environments through contaminated sludge amendments.
Her modeling research has focused on chemical fate and transport from agricultural soils, including plant uptake, and accumulation in terrestrial food chains and in adjacent aquatic systems and more recently includes revisions to RAIDAR and FHX software and revisions to the EQC model for Dow Corning.
Kim J, Powell DE, Hughes L, Mackay D. Uncertainty analysis using a fugacity-based multimedia mass-balance model: application of the “new” EQC model to decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5). Submitted to Chemosphere.
Hughes L, Mackay D, Powell DE, Kim J. An updated state of the science EQC model for evaluating chemical fate in the environment: application to D5 (decamethylcyclopentasiloxane). Chemosphere. 2012, 87(2):118-24.
Hughes L, Mackay D. 2011. Model of the Fate of Chemicals in Sludge-Amended Soils with Uptake in Vegetation and Soil-dwelling Organisms. 2011. Soil Sedim. Contam. 20(8): 938-960
Hughes L, Webster E, Mackay D. 2008. A model of the fate of chemicals in sludge-amended soils. Soil Sedim. Contam. 17(6): 564-585.