William (Bill) Dew
Adjunct Professor; Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Algoma University
- B.Sc. Hons (Laurentian University)
- M.Sc. (Laurentian University)
- Ph.D. (Lakehead University)
Aquatic ecotoxicology, Fish physiology, Olfactory physiology
In my lab we study how the ability of aquatic animals to sense environmental cues is affected by contamination. Specifically, we look at the long-term effects of olfactory dysfunction in an ecosystem as well as answer questions about basic olfactory function in fish. Research in the lab includes how a neonicotinoid pesticide affects olfaction and agonistic behaviours in crayfish, the perception of novel cues by fish, and how fish recover from copper-induced olfactory dysfunction.