Water Quality Research

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Tonya B. Lewis, (254) 710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961

Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, is a prominent researcher and conducts interdisciplinary research projects that often incorporate laboratory and field studies in aquatic, environmental and comparative toxicology, environmental risk assessment, and water resources.

Brooks' research has led to the discovery of pharmaceuticals in fish, understanding of massive fish kills in Texas lakes and designing man-made chemicals to make them less toxic to humans and the environment.

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News releases about Dr. Brooks' research

Keeping it Clean: Baylor Toxicologist Devoted to Ensuring Clean, Sustainable Water Resources Around the World, June 10, 2015

Baylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion-Dollar Grant, April 10, 2014

Baylor Environmental Science Professor Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award, Aug. 27, 2013

Fish Exposed to SSRIs Exhibit Abnormal Behavior, Baylor Study Finds, March 6, 2012

Low pH Levels Can Eliminate Harmful Blooms of Golden Algae, One Cause of Massive Fish Kills, Baylor University Researchers Find, Dec. 20, 2012

Baylor Study Finds Golden Algae Responsible for Killing Millions of Fish Less Toxic in Sunlight, June 15, 2011

Baylor Researchers Receive Grant to Study Fish Contaminated by San Jacinto Waste Pits, March 1, 2010

First National Pilot Study Finds Human Medications and Personal Care Products in Fish Caught in Several U.S. Waterways, March 5, 2009

Study Identifies Variables That Contribute to High Golden Algae Blooms; Awarded New Grant, April 8, 2008

Baylor Researchers Find New Pharmaceuticals in Texas Waters, Fish, May 2, 2007

Baylor Begins First National Study On Pharmaceutical Contaminants, Personal Care Products in Fish Tissue, Nov. 27, 2006

BU Researcher To Study Deadly Golden Algae, March 29, 2006

Baylor Toxicologist Identifies Pharmaceutical Contaminants In Texas Waters, Fish, Oct. 14, 2003

Media stories on Dr. Brooks' research

2015

• KWTX-TV, Jan. 21: Baylor, City of Waco Partner For Water Treatment Program (VIDEO)

2014

• Science Newsline, Oct. 20: Pharmaceuticals and the Water-fish-osprey Food Web

• Science Daily, Oct. 20: Pharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web

• Science Codex, Oct. 20: Pharmaceutical and the water-fish-osprey food web

• Yahoo!, April 7: Your Antidepressants Are Freaking Out the Fish

• Takepart, April 7: Your Antidepressants Are Freaking Out the Fish

• Michigan Radio, Jan. 14: What should we do about the trace chemicals found in drinking water?

2003

• CNN, March 2003: Frogs, fish and pharmaceuticals a troubling brew

• Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Oct. 17: Traces of antidepressant found in bluegills in Texas creek

• The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Nov. 4: Fish on Prozac

Videos

Baylor Water Research: "It's Greater than That"

Urban Water Research in Park City, Utah: Carollo's Gone Fishin'