Richard Connon

Ph.D. University of Reading, UK, 2003

Research Interests

  • My main interest is in the mechanisms behind organisms' tolerance and adaptations to changing environments and I utilize genomic approaches to understand their sensitivity

Research Abstract

  • My primary research is on water quality and aquatic toxicology. I utilize effect-based approaches for detecting contaminant impacts on a broad range phytoplankton, aquatic invertebrates, and fish species. Research in my laboratory focuses primarily in understanding, and translating mechanistic responses to effects observed at higher levels of biological organization; Adverse Outcome Pathways: e.g., genomic, tissue, organ, individual, and population. We also investigate stressors and community structure using field-based mesocosms.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Ecotoxicology


  • School of Veterinary Medicine: APC