Thijs Bosker is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science. In his research he uses laboratory and field techniques to study the impacts of contaminants on ecosystem health, with a focus on stress-on-stress scenarios under estuarine conditions.
Thijs Bosker is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science. In his research he uses laboratory and field techniques to study the impacts of contaminants on ecosystem health, with a focus on stress-on-stress scenarios under estuarine conditions. He conducts his research in Canada, the US, the Caribbean and the Netherlands. He quantifies the combined impacts of contaminants (e.g. pharmaceuticals in wastewater, microplastics or oil residues) and environmental stressors (e.g. low oxygen or high temperature) on organisms. He assesses impacts at different levels of biological organization, including physiological changes, changes in vital rates and population and community level impacts, and uses this data to develop risk models to predict the impacts of contaminants on the environment. Thijs received his MSc from Wageningen University (the Netherlands), and his PhD from the University of New Brunswick (Canada). Before joining LUC he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut (USA), and a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Rivers Institute. At LUC he is the convener of the Earth, Energy and Sustainability major, and he teaches courses on ecotoxicology, general biology and environmental science.
- Stress-on-stress assessment of contaminants in estuaries;
- Impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on fish reproduction and development;
- Chronic toxicity of oil residues on fish health;
- Microplastic distribution in and impacts on the environment;
- Impact modelling and risk prediction of contaminants
- Global Challenges: Sustainability
- Environmental Science: Ecosystems and Biodiversity