Contact Shane R de Solla:
Canadian Association of Herpetologists
Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
AWARDS / EDUCATION
M.Sc. Zoology, University of Guelph
B.Sc. Biology (Hons.), Queen's University
Shane R de Solla
Ecotoxicologist - Ecotoxicology
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure wildlife is conserved and protected
- Studying the effects of persistent contaminants on wildlife reproduction, survival and health
- Monitoring of spatial and temporal trends with respect to contaminants in wildlife
- Examining the effects of current use pesticides and environmental contaminants on reptiles
- Relating mutation rates in double-crested cormorants with airborne exposure to PAHs
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Member of the Ontario Multi-Species Turtle at Risk Recovery Team (OMSTARRT)
Co-supervisor of student's research projects (M.Sc. and college post-grad students)
Zhang X, Oakes KD, Hoque ME, Luong D, Taheri-Nia S, Lee C, Smith BM, Metcalfe CD, de Solla SR, Servos MR. 2012. Depth-Profiling of environmental pharmaceuticals in biological tissue by solid-phase microextraction. Anal Chem. 84:6956 – 6962.
de Solla SR, De Silva AO, Letcher RJ. 2012. Highly elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate and other perfluorinated acids found in biota and surface water downstream of an international airport, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Environment International. 39:19-26.
de Solla SR, Struger J, McDaniel TV. 2012. The influence of detection limits on the interpretation of pesticide data in surface waters, particularly in regards to monitoring programs. Chemosphere. 86:565-571
Weseloh DVC, Moore DJ, Hebert CE, de Solla SR, Braune BM, McGoldrick D. 2011. Current concentrations and spatial and temporal trends in mercury in Great Lakes Herring Gull eggs, 1974-2009. Ecotoxicology. 20:1644-1658.
de Solla SR, Weseloh DVC, Letcher RJ, Hebert CE. 2010. Reconcilable differences: the use of reference material to reduce methodological artifacts in the reporting of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls. Environ Toxicol Chem 29:19–26.
de Solla, S.R. 2010. Ecotoxicology of organic contaminants to reptiles. Book chapter, Ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles. SETAC Press.
de Solla, S.R. and P. A. Martin. 2009. PCB accumulation in osprey exposed to local sources in lake sediment. Environ Poll 157:347-355.
de Solla, S.R., K.J. Fernie, R.J. Letcher, S.G. Chu, K.G. Drouillard and S. Shahmiri. 2007. Snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) as bioindicators in Canadian Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes Basin. I. Spatial distribution of PBDEs, PCBs, and organochlorine pesticides in eggs (Chelydra serpentina). Environ Sci Technol 41:7252-7259.
de Solla, S.R. and P. A. Martin. 2007. Toxicity of nitrogenous fertilizers to eggs of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) in field and laboratory exposures. Environ Toxicol Chem. 26:1890-1895.
Weseloh D.V.C., C. Pekarik and S. R. de Solla. 2006. Spatial patterns and rankings of contaminant concentrations in herring gull eggs from 15 sites in the Great Lakes and connecting channels, 1988-2002. Environ Monitor Assess. 113: 265-284.
de Solla, S.R., P. A. Martin, K.J. Fernie, B.J. Park and G. Mayne. 2006. Effects of environmentally relevant concentrations of atrazine on gonadal development of snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina).Environ Toxicol Chem. 25: 514-519.
de Solla S.R., L. Shirose, K.J. Fernie, G. Barrett, C.S. Brousseau and C.A. Bishop. 2005. Effect of sampling effort and species detectability on volunteer based anuran monitoring programs. Biol Cons. 121:585-594.
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