Andrew Nagel – PhD Candidate

Thesis title: Understanding the effects of chemical speciation on bioavailability and toxicity of thallium to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and water flea (Daphnia magna)

My thesis focuses on understanding metal interaction of dissolved thallium with water chemistry, DOC and toxicity modifying factors such as potassium. With limited literature related to the mechanisms of thallium toxicity in freshwater biota, my work uses model species Daphnia magna and rainbow trout to investigate potential toxic pathways.

I am a third year PhD candidate working under the supervision of Dr. William Shotyk and Dr. Chris Glover. Originally from Kentucky, USA I spend my free time riding/ racing road bikes.