Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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Ecosystem and Public Health (EPH)
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My research interests range from wildlife health as affected by environmental contamination and other anthropogenic disturbances, to factors affecting the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems. The majority of my research has involved birds including passerines, waterfowl and gulls, storks, vultures and raptors. Other classes of vertebrates with which I work are amphibians and carnivores. A new area of toxicology that I am investigating is the mitigation of chronic arsenic toxicity (arsenicosis) in mammals using biofortified food. Arsenicosis is estimated to affect 50 to 100 million people worldwide, making it the major global toxicity problem in history. Much of my research occurs through graduate students and spans wide geographic areas including numerous sites across Canada, Spain, Argentina and South Africa. Specific research areas:
Immunotoxicology, physiological and reproductive effects of persistent organic contaminants on American kestrels..