- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Historical perspectives
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Establishing a baseline/ Ongoing monitoring
- Chemical — Pollutants / Contaminants — Identification and monitoring
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.)
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Masters / PhD students
The major thrust of my scientific activity in recent years has been to investigate the distribution, transport and fate of organic contaminants in water, air and biota, their impact on human health, and the development of highly sensitive techniques for sampling and analyzing organic contaminants. I studied trends of persistent organic contaminants in households and working areas from the Great Lakes Region as well as from various sites in Polar Europe and Russia. This included the development of a novel GC/MS method for determination of currently used pesticides, dioxins, furans and the newly emerging brominated flame retardant, PBDEs. These contaminants (and their metabolites) were also analyzed in forage and predator fish archives dating back to the mid-1970s in the Great Lakes.