First and foremost I am a curious person with a passion for the wilderness, and most importantly for the conservation of our wilderness and environmental resources. I am an Ecologist with emphases in Marine Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry. I am most interested in how the incredible progress of our own species affects the well-being of others. Along with the multitude of positives from industrialization comes the side-effects that we inflict on the environment and all its inhabitants including ourselves. My broader research interests regard the ecological effects of anthropogenic contaminants on wildlife and our resources (e.g. water, seafood). More specifically, my current focus is the implications of the infiltration of plastic debris into aquatic habitats. I am currently a Davis H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Biology working with Dr Swee Teh in the Aquatic Health Program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and in the lab of Dr. Miriam Diamond at the University of Toronto, St. George campus.

About Me

David H. Smith Conservation Research

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Toronto

University of California, Davis

Contact Information

Tel: (647) 770-8135

Univ. of California, Davis

1089 Veterinary Medicine Dr

Davis, CA 95616