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My research interests are focused on issues of environmental toxicology that impact aquatic ecosystems on a global scale and working with stakeholders to resolve these issues.  I am particularly interested in warmwater environments and the environmental fate, bioavailability, and toxicology of pollutants.

I direct the Ecotoxicology and Pathophysiology of Aquatic Organisms Research Program which investigates organism responses and pathophysiology across levels of biological organization.  We are particularly interested in evaluating expression profiles of target gene transcripts that are involved in biological processes and evaluating how these profiles relate to activity of gene products and higher order responses at tissue (histopathology), organism (behavior, reproduction), and population levels. 

Manipulations include stressors such as toxicant exposure, particle exposure (engineered nanomaterials, microplastics), pathogen exposure, thermal stress, and alterations of water chemistry (e.g. acidification). Research organisms include mostly fresh and saltwater fishes but also various aquatic invertebrates.  We are especially interested in contaminant issues that impact the ecological services of aquatic environments in vulnerable ecosystems and working with stake holders to manage these issues.

External research funding >£7 million (>£3 million as lead PI).  My current and recent research projects include: EUROPAH (EC H2020, €455K); NC3Rs (£340K); RCUK-Newton (Chile) (£385K); RealRiskNano (UK NERC £1.1 million); US NSF CBET ($300K); US NIH ($372K); CNPq (Brazil, $200K); FutureNanoNeeds (EU FP7 £300K). 

Completed projects include: MARMICROTOX (EU FP7 £285K); US NSF ($150K); MARINA (EU FP7 £390K); UK NERC (£486K); U.S. EPA ($200K; U.S. NOAA ($440K); U.S. EPA ($400); USDA ($75K)

(For complete details of research projects and outputs visit research program website: www.epaquatic.org).

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Research Output 1999 2019

Conservation and restoration of a keystone species: Understanding the settlement preferences of the European oyster (Ostrea edulis)

Rodriguez Perez, A., James, M., Donnan, D. W., Henry, T. B., Møller, L. & Sanderson, W., Jan 2019, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 138, p. 312-321

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
keystone species
chemical cue
Biological Availability

Higher Ag bioavailability after nanoparticles dietary exposure in marine amphipods

Vannuci-Silva, M., Cadore, S., Henry, T. B. & Umbuzeiro, G. D. A., 14 Jan 2019, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biological Availability

Microplastic contamination in surface waters in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Olivatto, G. P., Martins, M. C. T., Montagner, C. C., Henry, T. B. & Carreira, R. S., Feb 2019, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 139, p. 157-162 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gravimetric analysis
Surface waters
fluorescent dyes
Danio rerio