Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston
M.A., University of Kansas
B.S., Cornell University
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Originally from Kansas City, Mo., I have lived in a variety of cities both on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with fantastic students and colleagues. As an environmental scientist, I am passionate about protecting our natural resources, in particular water resources. I am focused on how pharmaceutical and personal-care products (mainly Triclosan and Ciprofloxacin) are transmitted through the environment via recycled waters impacting both drinking water and irrigated agricultural regions. So far, we have succeeded in modeling how these compounds move through the environment during flood conditions and through estuary food chains and how plants uptake these compounds in agricultural systems.
I enjoy working with a diverse student body at all levels of education, including nonmajors, majors and graduate students. I believe in fostering in my courses an environment of collaborative learning, strong fundamentals and a holistic assessment of the scientific process and how science impacts our communities. I teach a variety of courses ranging from Fundamentals of Biology to environmental courses such as Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology and Limnology.
Torres, A., Tobin, K.J. and Wilson, B., 2012. Bacterial Loading During Flooding: A Case Study from July 2010 on the Bi-National Rio Grande River (Texas/Mexico). Water Pollution: 11th International Conference on Modeling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution, ed. Brebbia, C.A., WIT Press, Southampton, U.K., 12 pp.
Cantwell, M., Wilson, B., Zhu, J., King, J., Wallace, G., Smith, J., Olsen, C., Burgess, R. 2010. Temporal Trends of Triclosan Contamination in Dated Sediment Cores from Four Urbanized Estuaries: Evidence of Preservation and Accumulation. Chemosphere. 78:347-352.
Wilson, B., Chen, R., Olsen, C., Cantwell, M., Gontz, A., Zhu, J. 2009. The partitioning of Triclosan between aqueous and particulate bound phases in the Hudson River Estuary. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 59:207-212.
Wilson, B., Smith, V., deNoyelles, J., Larive, C. 2003. "The effects of three pharmaceutical and personal care products on natural freshwater algal assemblages." Environmental Science and Technologies. 37(9):1713-1719.