Dr. Mark Hanson

Associate Department Head / Acting Department Head as of July 1st,  2017

Associate Professor
Department of Environment and Geography
252 Wallace
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
(204) 474-9897
Fax: (204) 474-7699

Email

Ph.D. University of Guelph
Postdoctoral Fellow INRA, France

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Research Interests

Dr. Hanson’s research focuses on the response of freshwater organisms to various types of stressors, with a special emphasis on aquatic plants and invertebrates. The interactions between organisms and the way in which these can influence the stress response are studied at the laboratory and field-level.  This helps in our understanding and ability to predict the risk an exposure to a toxicant or change in water quality can provoke at the ecosystem-level. The use of microcosms, large-scale model freshwater ecosystems, is emphasized along with developing new methodologies to assess changes in water quality in a rapid and effective manner.

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Recent Publications

Anderson P, Warrack S, Langen V, Challis J, Hanson M, Rennie MD. 2017. Microplastic contamination in Lake Winnipeg, Canada. Environ Pollut. 225:223-231.

Hanson M, Wolff B, Green J, Kivi M, Panter G, Warne M, Ågerstrand M, Sumpter J. 2017. How we can make ecotoxicology more valuable to environmental protection. Sci Tot Env. 578:228-235.

Rodŕıguez-Gil JL, Prosser R, Hanta G, Poirier D, Lissemore L, Hanson M, Solomon K. 2017. Aquatic hazard assessment of MON 0818, a commercial mixture of alkylamine ethoxylates commonly used in glyphosate-containing herbicide formulations. Part 2: Roles of sediment, temperature, and capacity for recovery following a pulsed exposure. Environ Toxicol Chem. 36:512-521.

Rodŕıguez-Gil JL, Prosser R, Poirier D, Thompson D, Lissemore L, Hanson M, Solomon K. 2017. Aquatic hazard assessment of MON 0818, a commercial mixture of alkylamine ethoxylates commonly used in glyphosate-containing herbicide formulations. Part 1: Species sensitivity distributions from laboratory acute exposures. Environ Toxicol Chem. 36:501-511.

Cardinal P, Anderson J, Carlson J, Low J, Challis J, Wong C, Hanson M. 2016. Pharmaceutical fate in model wastewater treatment wetland mesocosms following phosphorous addition and late-season harvesting of macrophytes. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 23(22):22678-22690.

Challis J, Hanson M, Wong C. 2016. Development and calibration of an organic-diffusive gradients in thin films aquatic passive sampler for a diverse suite of polar organic contaminants. Anal Chem. 88:10583–10591.

Chaves Barquero LG, Luong K, Mundy C, Knapp C, Hanson M, Wong C. 2016. The release of wastewater contaminants in the Arctic: A case study from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Env Pollut. 218:542-550.

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Courses Taught

ENVR 3180  Methods in Ecotoxicology (undergraduate level)
ENVR 4180  Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization (undergraduate level)
GEOG 7010  Ecotoxicological Risk Characterization (graduate level)
ENVR 2270  Environmental Problem Solving and Scientific Thinking (undergraduate level)