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Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
AWARDS / EDUCATION
Ph.D. Pathology / Toxicology, University of Western Ontario, 1984
Anton (Tony) Scheuhammer
Research Scientist - Metals Toxicology
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Research on anthropogenic (human-induced) environmental metal contamination as a potential threat to wildlife health and ecosystem integrity
- Toxicology of dietary metal (especially mercury, lead, selenium) exposure in migratory birds and other wildlife
- Development of toxicity screening assays to assess hazards of metal and other contaminant exposure in wildlife
- Food chain transfer of metals through aquatic ecosystems
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
National spokesperson for Environment Canada for scientific and technical issues involving the exposure and toxicology of lead, mercury and other metals in wildlife
Co-editor, special issue of Ecotoxicology, entitled Recent advances in the toxicology of methylmercury in wildlife, a collection of selected papers on the effects of methylmercury on wildlife from the Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Co-chair, International Expert Panel assembled in Madison, Wisconsin to assess the hazards of methylmercury to humans, fish and wildlife (2006)
Supervisor of graduate students through Adjunct Professorships
Scheuhammer, A.M., N. Basu, N.M. Burgess, J.E. Elliott, G.D. Campbell, M. Wayland, L. Champoux and J. Rodrigue. 2008. Relationships among mercury, selenium, and neurochemical parameters in common loons (Gavia immer) and bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Ecotoxicology 17(2): 93-101.
Basu, N., A.M. Scheuhammer, K. Rouvinen-Watt, N. Grochowina, R.D. Evans, M. O'Brien and H.M. Chan. 2007. Decreased N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor levels are associated with mercury exposure in wild and captive mink. Neurotoxicology 28: 597-593. [doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2006.12.007]
Scheuhammer, A.M., M.W. Meyer, M.B. Sandheinrich and M.W. Murray. 2007. Effects of environmental methylmercury on the health of wild birds, mammals, and fish. Ambio 36: 12-18.
Weech, S.A., A.M. Scheuhammer and J.E. Elliott. 2006. Mercury exposure and reproduction in fish-eating birds breeding in the Pinchi Lake region, British Columbia, Canada. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 25: 1433-1440. [DOI: 10.1897/05-181R.1]
Scheuhammer, A.M., D.E. Bond, N.M. Burgess and J. Rodrigue. 2003. Lead and stable lead isotope ratios in soil, earthworms, and bones of American woodcock (Scolopax minor) from eastern Canada. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 22: 2585-2591. [DOI: 10.1897/02-361]
Scheuhammer, A.M, S.L. Money, D.A. Kirk and G. Donaldson. 2003. Lead fishing sinkers and jigs in Canada: Review of their use patterns and toxic impacts on wildlife. CWS Occasional Papers no. 108, Environment Canada, Ottawa. 48 pp.
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