Ph.D. University of Guelph : Toxicology
B.Sc. (hons.) University of Toronto: Zoology
Dr. Hanson’s research focuses on developing robust and reliable tools (bioassays) to predict the risk an exposure to a toxicant can induce at the ecosystem level. He uses small model freshwater ecosystems (mesocosms) to validate these new methodologies, with a special focus on responses related to pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and wastewater effluents. These mesocosms allow Dr. Hanson and his team to characterize both the fate and effects on contaminants under more realistic conditions. This reduces the uncertainty in our regulatory decision-making process about the hazard chemicals might pose. Finally, Mark is dedicated to strong and open science, and through his teaching and mentoring aims to train his students in the same philosophy.
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Dept. of Enironment & Geography
University of Manitoba