Dr Mike Stewart
Environmental Chemistry Specialist
Mike has broad research and commercial experience in environmental chemistry and water quality, including specialist expertise assessing the fate and effects of legacy and emerging organic contaminants, metals, nutrients in the aquatic receiving environment from SoE and RMA perspectives.
Mike is part of a core group of researchers in New Zealand pushing for better understanding of the fate and effects of emerging contaminants on our unique ecosystems and is a key researcher in a 5-year MBIE project on “Managing the risk of emerging organic contaminants”. He also has undertaken site-specific ecological and human health risk assessments for process chemicals for industry and emerging organic contaminants for regional/district councils.
Mike has been foremost in the development of passive sampling techniques in New Zealand to assess bioavailable concentrations of contaminants of concern. Another application of these techniques was the development of a chemical method for quantifying pheromones for monitoring native lamprey to estimate populations which has been applied throughout New Zealand and internationally.
Mike is a certified RMA Independent Commissioner.
Mike joined Streamlined Environmental in January 2015 and has been a Director since December 2015.