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Oil Spill Experts

August 24, 2010

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mex­i­co.

Water pol­lu­tion
Miri­am L. Dia­mond
Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment
Office: 416–978-1586 or 416–573-2977
Note: Not avail­able for inter­views on Wednes­day, May 4

Envi­ron­men­tal assess­ment and risk man­age­ment
Philip H. Byer­Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Cen­tre for Envi­ron­ment
Office: 416–978-5980
Home: 416–465-2741

Oiled Wildlife Res­cue
Heavy met­als in marine mam­mals

Carin Wit­tnich
Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Surgery
Depart­ment of Phys­i­ol­o­gy Insti­tute of Med­ical Sci­ence
Office: 416–978-7744
Cell: 705–791-0746
Home: 705–721-1189
Oth­er Lan­guages: French

Oiled Wildlife Dis­as­ter response for ani­mals
Envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion
Michael Belanger
Direc­tor Oper­a­tions for Oceano­graph­ic Envi­ron­men­tal Research Soci­ety
Cell: 416–565-2277

Dis­per­sal of con­t­a­m­i­nants in open water bod­ies
Ocean cur­rents (tur­bid­i­ty cur­rents & den­si­ty cur­rents)

Math­ew Wells
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
UTSC, Depart­ment Phys­i­cal and Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences
Office: 416 208 4879

Gas and oil Pol­i­tics
Arc­tic resources
Non-renew­able resources

Andrew D. Miall
Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Geol­o­gy
Home: 416–236-9264
Cell: 647–588-6562

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