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Markus Hecker PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Canada Research Chair in Predictive Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Member, Toxicology Centre
Member, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada

Toxicology Centre

Research Area(s)

  • Investigation of biological effects of environmental stressors
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Aquatic ecology/fish biology
  • Development and application of bioanalytical techniques to assess environmental pollution

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg
  • Diploma (Master of Science Equivalent), Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg

Selected Publications

Patterson, S., Zee, J., Wiseman, S., and Hecker, M.  2017.  Effects of chronic exposure to dietary selenomethionine on the physiological stress response in juvenile white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus).  Aquatic Toxicology, 186: 77-86.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.02.003

Brinkmann, M., Koglin, S., Eisner, B., Wiseman, S., Hecker, M., Eichbaum, K., Thalmann, B., Buchinger, S., Reifferscheid, G., and Hollert, H.  2016.  Characterisation of transcriptional responses to dioxins and dioxin-like contaminants in roach (Rutilus rutilus) using whole transcriptome analysis.  Science of the Total Environment, 541: 412-423.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.087

Lyu, H., He, Y., Tang, J., Hecker, M., Liu, Q., Jones, P.D., Codling, G., and Giesy, J.P.  2016.  Effect of pyrolysis temperature on potential toxicity of biochar if applied to the environment.  Environmental Pollution, 218: 1-7.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.014

Tang, S., Doering, J.A., Sun, J., Beitel, S.C., Shekh, K., Patterson, S., Crawford, S., Giesy, J.P., Wiseman, S.B., and Hecker, M.  2016.  Linking Oxidative Stress and Magnitude of Compensatory Responses with Life-Stage Specific Differences in Sensitivity of White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) to Copper or Cadmium.  Environmental Science and Technology, 50(17): 9717-9726.  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b03301

Peng, H., Chen, C., Saunders, D., Sun, J., Tang, S., Codling, G., Hecker, M., Wiseman, S., Jones, P., Li, A., Rockne, K., Sturchio, N.C., and Giesy, J.  2015.  Untargeted Screening and Distribution of Organo-Bromine Compounds in Sediments of Lake Michigan.  Environmental Science and Technology, 50(1): 321-330.  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b04709