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James Oris to present ‘Researcher of the Year’ seminar

James Oris, Miami’s Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year, will present "Ecotoxicology of Fossil Fuels in the Aquatic Environment: From Molecules to Ecosystems" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in 116 Pearson Hall. A reception will precede the seminar at 3:30 p.m.

Professor of zoology and co-director of Miami’s Center for Environmental Toxicology and Statistics, Oris’ research areas include aquatic toxicology, the phototoxicity of fossil fuels in fish and sediment pollutants.

He is working on an Environmental Protection Agency-funded project in Lake Tahoe and other alpine lakes to develop a monitoring system for assessment of ecological integrity. His research has also included studies of water and sediment contamination in rivers across the country including the San Antonio River at the River Walk, San Antonio, Texas, and the New Bedford Harbor in New Bedford, Mass.

Oris is also involved in the development of multimedia materials for use in the environmental science classroom.

Sigma Xi is an international scientific and engineering research honor society that supports original work in science and technology and promotes the role of research in society.

Date Published: 11/16/2000
Volume: 20   Number: 16

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