|William H. Clements
Dept. of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-0690
B.S. Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Biology. Florida State
University, Tallahassee, FL
1982. Thesis: "Feeding ecology of filefish (Pisces: Monacanthidae) in Apalachee Bay, Florida"
Ph.D. Zoology. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. Dissertation: "Community responses of aquatic macroinvertebrates to heavy metals in laboratory and outdoor experimental streams"
My primary research interests are in basic aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. My research has focused primarily on understanding how benthic macroinvertebrate communities respond to natural and anthropogenic stressors. By integrating biomonitoring studies with field and microcosm experiments, my students and I have attempted to understand the basic ecological effects of contaminants on aquatic communities. More recently, our research projects have included assessments of recovery from fire disturbance, quantifying interactions between natural and anthropogenic stressors, and measuring abiotic factors that influence contaminant bioavailability.
The primary sources of funding for our research have been the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Park Service.
Current Position: Professor, Colorado State University. 2001 to present.
For a comprehensive list of publications please see my curriculum vitae: PDF HTML
|Ecotoxicology - a Comprehensive Treatment from CRC press || Community Ecotoxicology |
from Wiley press
Recent Publications (2005-2009)
Sonderegger, D.L., H.
Wang, W.H. Clements, B.R. Noon 2009. Using SiZer to detect thresholds
in ecological data. Fron. Ecol. Environ. (in press)
Brooks, M.L., D.R. Kashian, R.E. Zuellig 2008. Changes in dissolved
material determine exposure of stream benthic communities to UV-B radiation and heavy
metals: implications for climate change. Global Change Biol. 14: 2201-2214.
Zuellig R.E., D.R.
Kashian, M.L. Brooks, P.M. Kiffney, W.H. Clements 2008. The influence of
metal exposure history and ultraviolet-B radiation on benthic communities in Colorado
Rocky Mountain streams. J. North Amer. Benthol. Soc. 27:120-134.
Buchwalter, D.B., D.J.
Cain, W.H. Clements and S.N. Luoma. 2007. Using biodynamic models
to reconcile differences between laboratory toxicity tests and field biomonitoring with
aquatic insects. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:4821-8
Liber, K., W.
Goodfellow, A. Green, W. Clements, P. den Besten, T. Galloway, A.
and S. Simpson. 2007. In-situ-based effects measures: considerations for improving
methods and approaches. Integ. Environ. Assess. Manag. 3:246-258.
Kashian, D.R., R.E.
Zuellig, K.A. Mitchell and W.H. Clements. 2007. The cost of tolerance:
sensitivity of stream benthic communities to UV-B and metals. Ecol. Appl. 17: 365-375.
Brooks, M.L., D. M.
McKnight, and W.H. Clements. 2007. Photochemical control of copper
complexation by dissolved organic matter in Rocky Mountain Streams, Colorado.
Limnol. Oceanogr. 52: 766-779.
Clark, J.L. and W.H.
Clements. 2006. The use of in situ and stream microcosm experiments to
assess population- and community-level responses to metals. Environ. Toxicol. Chem.
Velleux, M.L., P.Y.
Julien, R. Rojas-Sanchez, W.H. Clements, and J.F. England. 2006.
Simulation of metals transport and toxicity at a mine-impacted watershed: California
Gulch, Colorado. Env. Sci. Technol. 40: 6996-7004.
Carlisle, D. and W.H.
Clements 2005 Leaf litter breakdown, microbial respiration and shredder
production in metal-polluted streams. Freshwater Biol. 50:380-390.
Roberts, A.P., G. A.
Burton, Jr., W.H. Clements, and J.T. Oris. 2005. Gene expression in
fish as a first-tier indicator of contaminant exposure in streams. Environ. Toxicol. Chem.
I teach three primary courses. In alternate years I teach Ecology (BY 320), a required course for all undergraduate students in the department. Each year I teach Design of Wildlife Projects (FW 370), a required course that introduces students to the research process. Topics range from the philosophy of science to experimental design and scientific writing. Each spring semester I teach a graduate course in Ecotoxicology (FW 544). This course examines the ecological effects of contaminants on populations, communities, and ecosystems.
For a complete list of past and present graduate students please see my curriculum vitae: PDF HTMLResearch Positions in my Laboratory