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James J Willacker, Jr.

I am an Ecologist specializing in aquatic and trophic ecology at the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Corvallis, OR

I am broadly interested in aquatic ecology and in particular the application of trophic ecology to questions of ecotoxicology, evolution, physiology, and conservation biology. My current research focuses on understanding the interplay among ecological, biogeochemical, and physiological processes that govern contaminant accumulation in biota, particularly fishes and other aquatic taxa. My work is also aimed at quantifying ecological risk and toxicological impacts associated with contaminants, particularly mercury.