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JoAnn M. Burkholder

William Neal Reynolds Professor of Plant Biology

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P: 919.515.2726

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Co-discoverer of the toxic marine organism Pfiesteria piscicida, which has been linked to massive fish kills and mysterious human health ailments in coastal waters. Studies the chronic effects of nutrient overenrichment and other chemical environmental contaminants on aquatic plants; the ecology and impacts of harmful algae; and Influences of long-term changes in watershed land use and pollution sources on surface water quality. Directs the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology.


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