Environmental Science Expert in Aquatic Toxicology

Case Description:

An environmental science expert was needed for litigation consulting on a case involving regulatory standards for agricultural chemicals. A study on the environmental impact of fertilizer runoff into freshwater streams was being examined by the USEPA. The results of the study were being considered as a factor in establishing water quality objectives by state agencies.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an environmental science expert with experience in toxicology; more specifically, an extensive background in toxicology research as it relates to the study of freshwater fish. The expert was expected clarify environmental science research and opine on the appropriateness of its use by regulatory agencies for standard setting and under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Experts Presented:

  • Aquatic Toxicology

    This environmental science expert's areas of expertise include aquatic toxicology, fisheries biology, ecological risk assessment, and aquatic ecology. He has over 30 years of professional experience in water quality. Environmental science studies he has conducted have included evaluations of the effects of toxic chemicals, nutrients, habitat alteration, and sedimentation on aquatic life. This expert holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and Physiology/Aquatic Toxicology, as well as M.S. and B.S. degrees in Fisheries Biology. He is also a member of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). IMS Reference #4994569

  • Aquatic Biology

    This environmental science expert has focused on aquatic biology throughout his career. He has extensive expertise in the fields of aquaculture, fish health, immunology, and veterinary biologics. He is the President and co-founder of a company dedicated to addressing the growing need for environmental science research, products, and technical services in fish immunology and aquatic animal health. He holds a Ph.D. in Fisheries with an emphasis in fish immunology and pathology and an M.S. degree in Fisheries with an emphasis in aquaculture and water quality. His professional affiliations include the American Fisheries Society and the World Aquaculture Society. IMS Reference #4994588

  • Aquatic Toxicology

    This environmental science expert is actively involved in water quality research to address concerns regarding the potential impact of contaminants on select populations of salmon. He was the Senior Scientist for a company that is a world leader in aquatic animal health products and services where he assessed theories and practical applications designed to assess and stimulate immunological functions of a wide variety of aquatic animals. His areas of technical expertise include PCB, PAH Toxicity and Feed additive testing, advanced toxicology research, histological and ultra structural toxicological determinations. He earned his Ph.D. in Aquatic and Environmental Toxicology. In addition, he holds an M.S. in Fisheries and a B.S. in Biology. IMS Reference #4994324

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