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Gulf Ecology Division

Mace Barron
(850) 934-9223

  • Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Pharmacology/Toxicology, 1986
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN; Fisheries Science, 1982
  • B.S.; Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR; Fisheries Science, 1980
Current Position
  • Toxicologist
Previous Positions
  • 1999 - 2003: Independent Consultant and Owner, P.E.A.K. Research, Longmont, CO
  • 1994 - 1999: Senior Scientist, Halgler Baily/Stratus, Global Environmental Practice, Boulder, CO
  • 1990 - 1994: Director, Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory, Environmental Science & Engineering, Gainesville, FL
  • 1987 - 1990: Project Leader and Senior Research Toxicologist, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Research Laboratory, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
  • 1986 - 1987: Post-Doctoral Associate, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida, St. Augustine, FL
Areas of Specialization
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Bioaccumulation, photo enhanced toxicity, petroleum and PAH ecotoxicology
Current Research
  • Improved ecotoxicity prediction models - This project is developing mode of action-based quantitative structure activity models (QSAR) and improving methods for in silico species toxicity extrapolation and species sensitivity distributions (SSDs).
  • Stressor-response models for reef building corals- This project is determining thresholds and dose-response of stressors on laboratory corals, and is developing methods for assessing effects on reproduction and recruitment of corals.

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