Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities:
TA Coordination Meetings
Other Duties Described:
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of environmental (ecological) toxicology, risk assessment and risk communication. Topics to be discussed include: an introduction to the history of toxicology, prevalent chemicals of concern (e.g., metals, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons), modes of toxic action and the ecological risk assessment paradigm (problem formulation, effects and exposure assessment and deterministic/probabilistic risk characterization). The technical practical aspects of conducting and communicating toxicology and risk assessment will also be discussed with a focus on contaminated sites in Canada, prognosticative risk assessment for Canadian Environmental Assessments and pesticide risk assessment for various taxa (birds, mammals, pollinators).