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Scott Pickard is an ecologist and 23-year employee at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District. The Buffalo District administers the construction, operation, and maintenance of water resource-based civil works projects within the U.S. watersheds of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, between Massena, New York and Toledo, Ohio. His major responsibilities include environmental assessment, and sediment and water quality assessment.
Pickard's research interests focus on the spatial and temporal modeling of bioaccumulation and bioavailability of organic sediment contaminants in Great Lakes watersheds. His major contaminants of study include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Mirex, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs), and polybrominated piphenyl ethers (PBDEs) (flame retardants). Such toxicological information is useful in the assessment of sediment contamination in terms of what fractions are available for biological uptake or to exert toxicity, or can be potentially accumulated in aquatic food webs. In addition, it aids in the evaluation of sediment quality guidelines and standards, and in the development of sediment remediation criteria.
Pickard teaches Environmental Impact Assessment (PLN 360), and Conservation and Environmental Management (GEG 307).
Lotufo, G. and Pickard, S.W. In Press. Benthic bioaccumulation and bioavailability of polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from surficial sediments Lake Ontario sediments near Rochester, New York, USA. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.
Pickard, S.W. and J.U. Clarke. In Press. Benthic bioaccumulation and bioavailability of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans from surficial Lake Ontario sediments. Journal of Great Lakes Research.
Reine, K., D. Clarke, C. Dickerson and S. Pickard. 2007. Assessment of potential impacts of bucket dredging plumes on walleye spawning habitat in Maumee Bay, Ohio. 2007 World Dredging Congress, Orlando, FL.
Pickard, S.W., J.U. Clarke and G.R. Lotufo. 2006. Bioavailability of Polycyclic Aromatic
Hydrocarbons from surficial Lake Erie sediments. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 76: 791-798.
Pickard, S.W., J.U. Clarke and G.R. Lotufo. 2005. Bioaccumulation and bioavailability of Mirex from Lake Ontario Sediments. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 74:1084-1091.
McFarland, V.A., J.U. Clarke, C.H. Lutz and S.W. Pickard. 2004. Analysis of Uncertainty in Estimating Dioxin Bioaccumulation Potential in Sediment-Exposed Benthos. Dredging Operations Environmental Research Technical Notes Collection (ERDC TN-DOER-R5). Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.
Irvine, K.N., Frothingham, K.M., Rossi, M.C., Pickard, S., Atkinson, J., and Bajak, T. 2003. Contaminated sediment in the Buffalo River area of concern-historical trends and current conditions. Pages 81-112 in Sediment Quality Assessment and Management: Insight and Progress, Munawar, M. (ed.), Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, Washington, D.C.
Pickard, S.W. and L.M. Greer. 2003. Regional Great Lakes Dredged Material Testing and Evaluation Manual: a comprehensive critique on its application. In proceedings of Dredging '02: Key Technologies for Global Prosperity, ed. Stephen Garbaciak, Jr., Session 3H: Dredged Material Disposal in the Great Lakes. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers.
Pickard, S.W., K.N. Irvine, S.M. Yaksich, and V.A. McFarland. 2001. Bioaccumulation potential of sediment associated Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio. J. Great Lakes Res. 27(1):44-59.
Pickard, S.W. and A. Lenox. Bioaccumulation and bioavailability of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from surficial sediments in the Eighteen Mile Creek Area of Concern (AOC) at Lake Ontario, New York, USA.
Lotufo, G. and Pickard, S.W. Bioaccumulation and bioavailability of polybrominated piphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from surficial sediments near the Genesee River, New York, USA, at Lake Ontario.
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