Jerome Schleier III

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Schleier III
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Ecology & Environmental Sciences Ph.D.
Montana State University
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My dissertation research is focused on developing a model to accurately estimate the concentrations of insecticides in the environment after ground-based ultra-low-volume applications of insecticides used for disease vector management. The importance of a validated model is that there is currently no model that can be used by regulatory agencies and researchers to perform risks assessments. Therefore, regulatory agencies and researchers can accurately estimate the risks and effects of insecticides to humans and the environment. Another important part of my research has been ecotoxicology. In recent years mixture toxicity has grown in importance for assessing the risks and effects of chemicals to non-target organisms. Mixtures of insecticides need to be evaluated experimentally because they can act jointly, resulting in a combined effect that is different than that expected for each compound alone. My research has focused on the mixture toxicity of pyrethroid insecticide types because of their increased use due to the phase-out of older classes of insecticides.


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