Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

In these complimentary disciplines, environmental chemists work to understand the sources, fate, and transport of chemicals in the environment, while environmental toxicologists characterize the adverse effects of environmental chemicals on the habitat. Our research in these disciplines examines:

  • How environmental pollution from human activities impact water, soil, and air quality
  • How these chemicals alter genetic makeup, impact the fitness of individuals, and shape populations, communities, and ecosystems
  • How chemicals and their biological effects impact earth’s natural biogeochemical cycles and climate

Faculty Members

Diane S. Henshel
Associate Professor

dhenshel@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 357

  • Ecological and human health effects of pollutants and chemicals
  • Holistic and cumulative ecosystem, human health, and ecosystem services risk/vulnerability assessment and modeling
  • Risk communication
  • Sustainability modeling
  • Cyber security risk assessment modeling

Ronald Hites
Distinguished Professor

hitesr@indiana.edu
(812) 855-9038
MSBII 320

  • Applying organic analytical chemistry techniques to the analysis of trace levels of toxic pollutants, such as polybrominated flame retardants and polychlorinated biphenyls and pesticides, with a focus on understanding the behavior of these compounds in the atmosphere and in the Great Lakes

Jonathan D. Raff
Associate Professor

jdraff@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6525
MSBII 308

  • Applying interdisciplinary approaches to understand how thermal and photochemical reactions on surfaces affect the fate of pollutants in the environment and impact global climate

Joseph Shaw
Associate Professor

joeshaw@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0732
SPEA 410

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Genomics
  • Comparative Physiology

Philip S. Stevens
Rudy Professor

pstevens@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0863
MSBII 306

  • Characterization of the chemical mechanisms in the atmosphere that influence regional air quality and global climate change

Jeffrey R. White
Professor

whitej@indiana.edu
(812) 856-0084
MSBII 412

  • Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Limnology