Liisa completed her M.Sc. at the Canadian Environmental Modelling Centre at Trent University in 2005 with Don Mackay. Her research has focused on modelling the global transport of single- and multi-species contaminants to the Arctic, although her projects have included modelling the fate of these contaminants at smaller scales as well; in lakes, agricultural ponds and soils.
More recently, Liisa has been working with Jon to adapt the RAIDAR model to include ionic chemicals and to address the role of plants and plant metabolism in these risk assessments.
Arnot JA, Armitage JM, McCarty LS, Wania F, Cousins I, Toose-Reid L. 2011. Toward a consistent evaluative framework for POP risk characterization. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45, 97-103.
Webster E, Ellis DA, Reid LK. 2010. Modeling the environmental fate of perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanoate: An investigation of the role of individual species partitioning. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29(7): 1466 – 1475.
Mackay D, Reid LK. 2008. Local and distant residence times of contaminants in multi-compartment models. Part I: A review of the theoretical basis. Environ. Poll. 156: 1196-1203.
Reid LK, Mackay D. 2008. Local and distant residence times of contaminants in multi-compartment models. Part II: Application to assessing environmental mobility and long-range atmospheric transport. Environ. Poll. 156: 1182-1189.
McMurdo C.J, Ellis DA, Webster E, Butler J, Christensen RD, Reid LK. 2008. Aeorosol Enrichment of the Surfactant PFO and Mediatation of the Water - Air Transport of Gaseous PFOA. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42 (11), 3969–3974.
As Liisa Toose:
Ethier A, Mackay D, Toose-Reid L, Lean D, O’Discoll N, Scheuhammer A. 2008. The Development and Application of a Mass Balance Model for Total Mercury in a Remote Lake using Multi-species Multiplier Method. Appl. Geochem. 23: 467-481.
Toose LK, Mackay D. 2004. Adaptation of fugacity models to treat speciating chemicals. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38: 4619-4626
Toose L, Woodfine DG, MacLeod M, Mackay D, Gouin J. 2004. BETR-World: A geographically explicit model of chemical fate: Application to transport of a-HCH to the Arctic. Environ. Poll. 128: 223-240.