Frank von Hippel presents 'Ecotoxicology of freshwater fishes in Alaska: Endocrine disruption, food web dynamics, and effects on the health of indigenous people' - Feb. 27, 2015
by Michelle Saport |
Friday, Feb. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120
The UAA Department of Biological Sciences hosts a weekly seminar series every fall and spring semester. We are pleased to invite you to our second seminar of the semester, "Ecotoxicology of freshwater fishes in Alaska: Endocrine disruption, food web dynamics, and effects on the health of indigenous people," to be presented by UAA Professor of Biological Sciences Frank von Hippel, Ph.D. The von Hippel Lab studies problems in ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology and conversation biology using the stickleback as a model system.
To learn more about von Hippel, please visit his website.
Seminar abstract: This seminar examines the ecotoxicology of mercury, PCBs, PBDEs, PFCs, and pesticides in Alaskan freshwater fishes. Formerly used defense sites (FUDS) and global distillation of contaminants are considered in the context of exposure pathways and health threats to Alaska Native communities. This work takes advantage of fish as model organisms to investigate bioaccumulation, biomagnification, endocrine disruption and altered gene expression in contaminated sites.
All seminars in this series are held in the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in Room 120 (unless noted otherwise). All talks in the series are free and open to the public. Parking on campus is free on Fridays. To view this semester's complete seminar schedule, visit the Department of Biological Sciences website.