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Amanda Harwood


Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies



Contact Info

(989) 463-7235


Amanda Harwood’s career at Alma began in 2015. Her major research areas are the toxicity and bioavailability of pesticides, legacy pollutants and road salts. She is also an expert in using mayflies for toxicity and bioaccumulation testing. While most of her work is on macroinvertebrates, she also has a strong interest in the role of pollution on public health.

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Biology and Chemistry, Monmouth College
  • M.S. and Ph.D. Zoology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Signature Courses:
Environmental Toxicology; Global Health Perspectives; Risk Assessment; Environmental Health; Our Environment.

My Expertise

Aquatic toxicology, risk assessment and environmental health.

Recent Work and Accomplishments

Yates, R. E., Arkles, M. E., & Harwood, A. D. (2023). Does Activated Carbon Used for Soil Remediation Impact Eisenia fetida?. Environmental toxicology and chemistry, 42(6), 1420–1430. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5622

Harwood A. D., Nutile S. A., & Simpson A. M. (2022). Bioavailability of DDX in laboratory and field aged floodplain soils following activated carbon remediation. Enviro Poll 295: 118687