Environmental Studies

Amanda Harwood

Title

Assistant Professor

Discipline

Biology and Environmental Studies

Educational Background

B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Monmouth College

M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Rank

Assistant Professor

My career at Alma began in

2015

I'm an expert in

Aquatic toxicology

My expertise:

My major research areas are the toxicity and bioavailability of pesticides and legacy pollutants. While most of my work is on macroinvertebrates, I also have a strong interest in the role of pollution on public health.

Signature course(s):

Environmental Toxicology, Global Health Perspectives, Risk Assessment, Environmental Health, and Introduction to Environmental Studies

Recent publications:

Nutile SA, Harwood AD, Sinche FL, Huff Hartz K, Landrum PF. 2017. The robustness of single-point Tenax extractions of pyrethroids: Effects of the Tenax to organic carbon mass ratio on exposure estimates. Chemosphere 171:308-317.

Nutile SA, Harwood AD, Sinche FL, Huff Hartz KE, Landrum PF, Lydy MJ. 2017. Methodological and environmental impacts on bioaccessibility estimates provided by single-point Tenax extractions. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 72:612-621.

Thorngren JT, Harwood AD, Murphy TM, Huff Hartz KE, Fung C, Lydy MJ. 2017. Fate and risk of atrazine and sulfentrazone to non-target species at an agricultural site. Environ Toxicol Chem 36: 1301-1310.

Muggelberg LL, Huff Hartz K, Nutile SA, Harwood AD, Heim J, Derby A, Weston DP, Lydy MJ. 2017. Do pyrethroid-resistant Hyalella azteca have greater bioaccumulation potential compared to non-resistant populations? Implications for bioaccumulation in fish Enviro Poll 220: 375-382.

Harwood AD, Rothert AK, Lydy MJ. 2015. Letter to the editor. Environ Toxicol Chem 34: 1463.

Harwood AD, Nutile SA, Landrum PF, Lydy MJ. 2015. Tenax extraction as a simple approach to improve risk assessments. Environ Toxicol Chem 34: 1445-1453.

Lydy MJ, Harwood AD, Nutile S, Landrum PF.2015. Tenax extractions of sediments to estimate desorption and bioavailability of hydrophobic contaminants: A literature review. Integ Environ Ass Manag 11: 208-220.

Lydy MJ, Landrum PF, Oen AMP, Allinson M, Smedes F, Harwood AD, Li H, Maruya KA, Liu J. 2014. Passive sampling methods for contaminated sediments: State of the science for organic contaminants. Integer Environ Assess Manag 10:167-178.

Harwood AD, Rothert AK, Lydy MJ. 2014. Using Hexagenia in sediment bioassays: Methods, applicability, and relative sensitivity. Environ Toxicol Chem 33: 868-874.

 

Recent presentations:

 

Hamilton BM, Harwood AD, Borrello MC, Keeton TP. Evaluating the effects of livestock inputs on fish populations and water quality in the Pine River. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th National Meeting, Orlando FL, November 2016. (poster)


Sutherland, GE, Hamilton BE, Harwood AD, Borrello MC. Evaluating the toxicity of Pine River sediments downstream from the Velsicol Superfund Megasite, St. Louis, MI. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th National Meeting, Orlando FL, November 2016. (poster)

 

Harwood AD, Nutile SA, Sinche FL, Huff Hartz K, Landrum PF, Lydy MJ. Single-point Tenax extractions: An effective but under-utilized tool in sediment risk assessments. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 37th National Meeting, Orlando FL, November 2016. (oral)

 

Harwood AD Advantages to using Hexagenia to evaluate passive samplers. Best in Science Symposium: Current Mayfly Research. Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, May 2016. (Invited oral)