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Scott Weir

  • Assistant Professor , Biology Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Scott Weir is interested in teaching courses and performing research to better understand the effect of anthropogenic disturbance on environmental and human health. He is teaching the introductory biology courses and is interested in possibly developing courses in toxicology, biological modeling, and herpetology. He received his BS degree from Arizona State University, and his MS in Zoology from Southern Illinois University. His masters thesis focused on the effect of coal-fired power plants on mercury levels in nearby wetlands. He received his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Texas Tech University. His doctoral dissertation focused on reptile ecotoxicology and how best to perform ecological risk assessments for reptiles inhabiting contaminated areas. 

Scott's research has generally focused on the effects of chemical contamination on the environment with a special emphasis on amphibians and reptiles. He is interested in performing research that can be directly applied to environmental problems faced by private industry, consulting firms, and the government (e.g., EPA). He has published manuscripts in several journals including Bioscience, Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, Environmental Pollution, and Biological Invasions.

Scott spends his free time enjoying the outdoors whether it is running marathons, camping, or hiking. He also enjoys being a beer snob and trying to sample the best of North Carolina's great craft beer selection.

Degrees

  • Ph.D.  - Environmental Toxicology; Texas Tech University
  • M.S.  - Zoology; Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • B.S.  - Life Sciences; Arizona State University West Campus
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