Renowned Ecological Researcher to Speak at Baylor University

Sept. 28, 2012
John P. Giesy, Ph.D.John P. Giesy, Ph.D.

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2012) - Baylor University welcomes John P. Giesy, Ph.D., a world-renowned ecological researcher, for a lecture hosted by the department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The lecture will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room D.109.

Giesy, professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology in the department of veterinary biomedical sciences and toxicology centre at the University of Saskatchewan, is a world-renowned eco-toxicologist researching the fates and effects of potentially toxic compounds and elements, particularly in relation to ecological risk assessment. He holds numerous honorary titles including distinguished professor emeritus of Zoology at Michigan State University, where he taught for 26 years.

"Professor Giesy is an eminent scientist who was instrumental in establishing the scientific discipline of Environmental Toxicology," said George Cobb, Ph.D., chair and professor of environmental science in the College of Arts and Sciences. "Throughout his career he has integrated chemical and biological principles to remain at the forefront of scientific inquiry, and he has continued to educate top caliber students throughout the world. The global reach of Dr. Giesy's research is witnessed by the fact that his scientific publications have been cited over 19,000 times."

Dr. Giesy's seminar will provide students with an excellent opportunity to learn about chemical effects scientific work can learn a great deal not only but also from understanding his growth from a student at Alma College in Michigan to a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology.

Giesy has presented his research in 842 peer-reviewed articles and in 1,520 lectures that he has given in various countries. He is the second most cited author in the world in the combined fields of ecology and environmental sciences.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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