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Dr. Lance Yonkos

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Environmental Science & Technology 1426 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742

Research Focus

  • Laboratory and field studies of contaminant abundance, transport, fate and toxicological effect in fresh and estuarine surface waters and sediments
  • Investigation into micro plastic abundance in surface water, sediments and oysters as a function of predominant land use within various Chesapeake Bay watersheds
  • Use of field-deployed freshwater mussels to identify primary sources of contaminant introduction to the Anacostia River
  • Identification of legacy toxic constituents in leachate from Md coal ash management facilities to assist in targeting environmental mitigation strategies
  • Evaluations of agricultural management strategies to mitigate environmental release of endocrine disrupting compounds from poultry manure and bio solids amended fields
  • Development of non-lethal tissue collection methods to minimize sampling pressure on resident fish populations during field investigations into endocrine disruption