Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecotoxicology Research Areas


Dr. Nat Scholz
Program Manager
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Ecotoxicology Program

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center has a rich history of ecotoxicology research dating back more than four decades. Over this time, Center scientists have provided science support for NOAA on a wide range of watershed and coastal ocean pollution issues, on topics ranging from historically contaminated sites to major disasters (e.g., the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills) to contaminants of emerging concern for human health and NOAA trust species, habitats, and ecosystems. Ongoing scientific activities in the Ecotoxicology Program are focused in the following core areas:



Field Activities


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