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Angela Deardorff

Angela DeardorffCooperating Doctoral Program: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

EITS Track: Environmental Toxicology

Education: B.S. Biochemistry, M.S. Environmental Science, Washington State University

Research Interests:
I will be creating an Individual-Based Model (IBM) of larval yellow perch to examine the impact of sublethal effects of methylmercury on yellow perch population dynamics. Studies of mortality-based estimates have traditionally been favored in Environmental Toxicology; however, sublethal effects can alter the physiological processes of an organism which may impede its fitness. Methylmercury has been shown to disrupt neuroendocrine signals and impair locomotor abilities. This type of model has not been created before for yellow perch to examine the sublethal effects of methylmercury.

Major Professor: Cheryl Murphy, Fisheries and Wildlife