INHS researchers are leaders in a variety of topics related to human and ecosystem health. Collaborating with municipal, state, and federal agencies as well as the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine, INHS is helping to protect humans, wildlife, and the environment.
The Fish and Wildlife Toxicology Program studies the levels and effects of environmental contaminants in fish and wildlife, and ecological correlates of those exposures as well as impacts of exposure to toxicants in relation to other stressors.
The Aquatic Ecotoxicology Program studies the effects of anthropogenic contaminants on freshwater insects, mollusks and crustaceans. In particular we are focused on development of novel chronic toxicity testing methods for freshwater invertebrates, assessing impacts of coal-associated contaminants, and generation of toxicity data in support of development of water quality standards for protection of aquatic life.