|PhD Student||Department of Environment and Geography, University of York|
|MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management||University of York|
|Bio-Engineering (first degree)||Inner Mongolia Agriculture University, China|
Description of PhD
Title: Effects of Time-Varying Exposure to Pesticides on Aquatic Invertebrates
Supervisor(s): Prof. Colin Brown
Description of Thesis
Ecotoxicological tests for effects of chemicals on aquatic organisms are generally undertaken with constant exposure concentrations, whereas concentrations of chemicals in natural waters vary greatly with time. There is an urgent need to determine how pattern of exposure influences chemical toxicity and to develop tools to bridge the gap to the real world. The overall aim of this project is to develop a modelling framework to predict acute effects on aquatic invertebrates from pulsed exposure to pesticides.