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Christopher J. Kotalik, PhD

Chris is a Research Ecologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.

Chris is a research ecologist with an applied background addressing the fate and effects of contaminants on freshwater ecosystems. His research interests include food webs, aquatic-terrestrial linkages, ecological modeling, toxicology assessments, and evaluation of remediation and restoration on aquatic ecosystems.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Colorado State University (CSU), 2019

  • B.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Science & Forest Biology, CSU, 2012

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

  • Society for Freshwater Science

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government