Ecotoxicology Research

Gill netting in Lake Superior  Electrofishing in the Grand River

Research in our lab centres around the broad areas of Ecotoxicology and Integrated Water Resources Management. Currently, our research activities are evaluating the exposure and effects of emerging contaminants (e.g. endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals) in the environment arising from municipal, industrial and agricultural activities. Our emphasis includes the development and application of new tools and approaches for risk assessment that supports the implementation of risk management and remedial actions. Research also includes development and testing of novel technologies for water treatment. Our long term goals are aimed at supporting cumulative effects assessment (and management) that considers natural variability at the watershed scale.

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Mark Servos visiting a copper mine in Chile  Rio Biobio


  1. Nov. 17, 2018SETAC Fellow
    Teaching ecotoxicology at Waterloo

    Mark Servos Was appointed a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Fellow) at the annual meeting of SEATC in November 2018.  The SETAC Fellows Award was created to recognize members demonstrating BOTH (i) significant long-term scientific or science policy contributions and (ii) service and leadership within SETAC.  See the story at the Water Institute or

  2. Nov. 3, 2018Team wins prize at AquaHacking event
    Team wins prize at AquaHacking event

    The team led by Robert Liang (Postdoctoral Fellow Biology/Mechanical Engineering) won second prize at the recent AquaHacking event. See story on the Water Institute website.

  3. Nov. 3, 2018MERI Foundation - Melimoyu, Chile
    Sampling in the Rio Marchant

    Mark and Patricija traveled to Patagonia to collaborate with the MERI Foundation in Melimoyu, Chile.

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