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Paul Jones PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Member, Toxicology Centre

Toxicology Centre

Research Area(s)

  • Analytical and environmental chemistry and toxicology
  • Fate and effects of trace substances in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Aquatic and wildlife toxicology
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Human impacts on northern Canadian ecosystems and subsistence food resources

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Research Profile

I am formally trained in Zoology and Biochemistry but have focused on environmental toxicology since I was an undergraduate.  I utilize the techniques of my formal disciplines, and others as needed, to address issues related to the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment.

Toxicology: Urban Municipal Drainage

News and Media

Current Research

  • Biological Indicators for the Slave River
  • Potential Impacts of Modern Perfluorinated Chemicals on Fisheries

Selected Publications

Ohiozebau, E., Tendler, B., Hill, A., Codling, G., Kelly, E., Giesy, J.P., and Jones, P.D.  2016.  Products of biotransformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in fishes of the Athabasca/Slave river system, Canada.  Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 38(2): 577-591.  http://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-015-9744-6

Peng, H., Saunders, D.M.V, Sun, J., Codling, G., Wiseman, S., Jones, P.D., and Giesy, J.P.  2015.  Detection, identification, and quantification of hydroxylated bis(2-ethylhexyl)-tetrabromophthalate isomers in house dust.  Environmental Science and Technology, 49(5), 2999–3006.  http://doi.org/10.1021/es505743d

Peng, H., Chen, C., Saunders, D.M.V., Sun, J., Tang, S., Codling, G.P., Hecker, M., Wiseman, S., Jones, P.D., Li, A., Rockne, K.J. Giesy, J.P.  2015.  Untargeted Identification of Organo-bromine Compounds in Lake Sediments by Ultra-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry with the Data-Independent Precursor Isolation and Characteristic Fragment (DIPIC-Frag) Method. Analytical Chemistry, 87(20), 10237–10246. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01435

Flahr, L.M., Michel, N.L., Zahara, A.R.D., Jones, P.D., and Morrissey, C.A.  2015.  Developmental Exposure to Aroclor 1254 Alters Migratory Behavior in Juvenile European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).  Environmental Science and Technology, 49(10), 6274-6283. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b01185

Tse, T.J., Doig, L.E., Leavitt, P.R., Quiñones-Rivera, Z.J., Codling, G., Lucas, B.T., Liber, K., Giesy, J.P., Wheater, H., and Jones, P.D.  2015.  Long-term spatial trends in sedimentary algal pigments in a narrow river-valley reservoir, Lake Diefenbaker, Canada.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(2): 56-66.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2015.08.002

Codling, G., Vogt, A., Jones, P.D., Wang, T., Wang, P., Lu, Y.-L., Corcoran, M., Bonina, S., Li, A., Sturchio, N.C., Rockne, K.J., Ji, K., Khim, J.-S., Naile, J.E., and Giesy, J.P.  2014.  Historical trends of inorganic and organic fluorine in sediments of Lake Michigan.  Chemosphere, 114: 203-209. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.03.080

Tse, T.J., Codling, G., Jones, P.D., Thoms, K., Liber, K., Giesy, J.P., Wheater, H., Doig, L.E.  2014.  Reconstructing long-term trends in municipal sewage discharge into a small lake in northern Manitoba, Canada.  Chemosphere, 103: 299–305. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.019

 Naile, J.E., Wiseman, S., Bachtold, K., Jones, P.D., and Giesy J.P.  2012.  Transcriptional effects of perfluorinated compounds in rat hepatoma cells.  Chemosphere, 86(3): 270-277.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.09.044

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 823 - Chemicals in the Environment 
  • ENVS 898 - Chemical Risk Assessment 
  • TOX 200 - Poisons and Pollutants 
  • TOX 843 - Environmental Chemodynamics