December 9, 2015
Jay Gan, University of California Riverside
Pyrethroids are unique among contemporary pesticides because of their strong hydrophobicity and hence high affinity for solids. This property determines that bioavailability is a key variable bridging the occurrence and ecotoxicity of pyrethroids, especially in aquatic ecosystems. This presentation introduces the principles of bioavailability, summarize the use of passive samplers for measuring bioavailability of pyrethroids in water and sediment, and highlight problems for future research and applications.
Jay Gan is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry at UC Riverside and his research focuses on environmental fate and effects of man-made compounds including pesticides. Dr. Gan has published over 230 journal articles and has been actively involved in AGRO activities