Stoichiometric Ecotoxicology

Bioaccumulation of toxic compounds in aquatic food chains can pose risk to ecosystem conservation as well as wildlife and human health. Ecotoxicological modeling aims to predict how contaminants cycle through aquatic food systems. There is increasing evidence that considering resource stoichiometry and nutrient availability will improve risk assessment protocols in ecotoxicology. We work on developing ecological population models that incorporate the effects of concurrent nutrient and toxicant stressors.

Stoichiometric Ecotoxicology Diagram


A. Peace, M.D. Poteat, H. Wang. "Somatic growth dilution of a toxicant in a predator prey model under stoichiometric constraints". Journal of Theoretical Biology, 407:198-211, 2016.

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