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Inside the Ivory Tower: The Legacy of DDT in New Brunswick LakesSeptember 25, 2019
The Legacy of DDT in New Brunswick Lakes
Dr. Joshua Kurek, Geography and Environmental Science
One of the world’s largest insecticide spray programs occurred in New Brunswick during the 1950s to 1970s. Insecticides were used extensively to control insect populations that damage forests. We studied how remote lakes were impacted by past insecticide use. This research highlights legacy stressors in remote aquatic ecosystems.
Dr. Joshua Kurek is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and leads the Environmental Change & Aquatic Biomonitoring (ECAB) Laboratory. He is interested in research questions that contribute to understanding how lakes, rivers, and wetlands respond to pollution and how the structure and function of ecosystems have changed across time.