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Department of Chemistry and Biology


Michael T. Arts


Dr. Michael T. Arts


BSc (Concordia University), MSc and PhD (University of Toronto); PDF (Environment Canada)


Teaching Interests:

Aquatic Ecology/Limnology, Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology, Zoology.

Research Interests:

The critical roles that essential fatty acids (EFA) play in maintaining the health/vitality of aquatic organisms and how globally-important processes (e.g. climate change, invasive species, contaminants) affect the production and distribution of EFA in food webs and how these processes may be influencing the human food chain.  Use of lipids and other biochemical tracers as tools to elucidate how food webs function under different levels of natural and anthropogenic stress.


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