Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
P O Drawer E, Aiken, SC 29802
(803) 725-5668 office
(803) 725-3309 fax
Research interests: Vertebrate ecology, radioecology, ecotoxicology, and animal behavior, particularly that related to canine olfaction. Current research is investigating ecological cycling processes; analyses of sigmoid curves and their application to studies of contaminant cycling and growth processes; biology of the Wood Stork and Bald Eagle; and the fate and effects of both nuclear and non-nuclear industrial contaminants on the SRS. A particular emphasis is placed on fish and game species which may act as vectors of contaminantsto human food chains. Studies of both wild and domestic basic ecology, movements, and behavior of the species compliment applied studies of contaminants and risk. Additional applied studies focus on the use of trained scenting dogs in both wildlife field studies and law enforcement activities.