Kathleen P. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Dr. Ferguson has more than 25 years of experience in analyzing the fate of natural and man-made chemicals in the environment, including organic chemicals, heavy metals, and radionuclides, and the impact of these chemicals on living organisms. Currently she is Program Manager for the U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs Environmental Fate contract, under which research data on the fate, transport, and ecotoxicity of pesticides in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are critically evaluated. Data are used to determine the potential for these chemicals to contaminate ground and surface waters and accumulate in nontarget organisms. Dr. Ferguson has prepared technical reviews of ecological and human health risk assessments of soil, water, air, and foodstuffs for energy production facilities, research laboratories, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, transportation systems, and military bases in accordance with CERCLA, RCRA, and other federal and state regulations.
Dr. Ferguson holds a B.S. (1972) in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology/Natural Resource Management from the University of Maryland, an M.S. (1978) in Soil Biology and Biochemistry/Statistics from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. (1983) in Forest Biology/Soils from Iowa State University.
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