Jessica Dutton

Jessica Dutton, Ph.D

Jessica Dutton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 2012, Stony Brook University
M.Phil., 2010, Stony Brook University
M.A., 2006, Queens College
B.Sc. (Hons), 2000, Swansea University

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Aquatic Toxicology (BIO 4350N, BIO 7440)
Biological Oceanography (BIO 4350Q)
Marine Resources (BIO 4350S)
Biology and Conservation of Sharks (BIO 4350W)
Marine Pollution (BIO 7103C)

Research Interests

Freshwater, estuarine, and marine pollution; Trophic transfer of metals; Factors influencing metal accumulation in marine organisms (including maternal transfer of metals to offspring); Accumulation and effects of microplastics in marine organisms; Risk to human health from consuming wild and farm-raised fish and shellfish

Selected Publications

Bakker AK, Dutton J, Scalfani M, Santangelo N (2017) Maternal transfer of trace elements in the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Ecotoxicology 26:46-57

Bakker AK, Dutton J, Scalfani M, Santangelo N (2016) Environmental exposure of Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) early life stages to essential trace elements. Science of the Total Environment 572:804-812

Dutton J, Fisher NS (2014) Modeling metal bioaccumulation and tissue distribution in killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) in three contaminated estuaries. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(1):89-101

Dutton J, Fisher NS (2012) Influence of humic acid on the uptake of metals by the killifish Fundulus heteroclitus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(10):2225-2232

Dutton J, Fisher NS (2012) Bioavailability of sediment-bound and algal metals to killifish Fundulus heteroclitus. Aquatic Biology 16:85-96

Dutton J, Fisher NS (2011) Salinity effects on the bioavailability of aqueous metals for the estuarine killifish Fundulus heteroclitus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(9):2107-2114

Dutton J, Fisher NS (2011) Bioaccumulation of As, Cd, Cr, Hg(II), and MeHg in killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) from amphipod and worm prey. Science of the Total Environment 409:3438-3447

Dutton J, Fisher NS (2010) Intraspecific comparisons of metal bioaccumulation in the juvenile Atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia). Aquatic Biology 10:211-226

Williams J, Dutton J, Chen C and Fisher NS (2010) Metal (As, Cd, Hg, and CH3Hg) bioaccumulation from water and food by the benthic amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(8):1755-1761

McHugh CMG, Seeber L, Cormier MH, Dutton J, Cagatay N, Polonia A, Ryan WBF and Gorur N (2006) Submarine earthquake geology along the North Anatolia Fault in the Marmara Sea, Turkey: a model of transform basin sedimentation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 248:661-684

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