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. Feb. 13, 2020SETAC Environmental Education Award
    SETAC 2019

    Prof. Mark Srvos was recently awarded the Stephen J. Klaine Environmental Education Award, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Presented at the Annual Meeting Nov 3, 2019. See story here.

  2. Feb. 12, 2020Environmental Science and Technology Letters Paper Award

    Best  paper award (2018) was given by the editors of Environmental Science and Technology Letters.


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  3. Dec. 10, 2019Collaborative Water Program

    Collaborative Water Program recognizes formative contributions of Prof. Mark Servos, Water Institute News Sept. 26, 2019. See Water Institute story here.

    Water 602 Leaders (2019): Mark, Patricija and Simon.

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