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Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
921 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-5032
Fax: 803-777-4783



G.  Thomas  Chandler  M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dean, Arnold School of Public Health
Professor, Environmental Health Science
Director, Meiobenthic Ecology and Estuarine Ecotoxicology Laboratory

Public Health Research Center , 422 B
921 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29208

Secondary Address:
Public Health Research Center 401E
921 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Associate Faculty in USC Marine Science Program

Phone: (803) 777-5032
Fax: (803) 777-4783
Email: tchandler@sc.edu

Biographical Information:

Professional Experience:

1999: Professor, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences & Marine Science Program
1998: Chairman, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
1999: Visiting Scientist: USC/Ukrainian Expedition to the Black Sea (Ukrainian Institute for Hydrobiology, Odessa)
1998: Visiting Scientist: USC/Ukrainian Expedition to Chernobyl Reactor Site and Environs.
1997: Editorial Board, Marine Environmental Research
1995-1998: Associate Professor, Arnold School of Public Health, USC
1992-1994: Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina.
1988-1991: Research Assistant Professor, Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, U.S.C.
1990: Visiting Scientist, US/Russian Cooperative Expedition to Study Lake Baikal Food Webs.
1988: Belle W. Baruch Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina, (w/ Bruce C. Coull).
1986-1987: Visiting Scientist, University of Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany

Honors & Awards:

2002-Present: US Representative, OECD Expert Advisory Committee on Invertebrate Toxicity Testing, Paris
1998: Recipient, USC Educational Foundation Research Award in Health Sciences (University-wide Competition)
1997: Recipient, USC School of Public Health Research Award (School-wide Competition)
1994: Elected, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
1987: Fulbright-Hays Postdoctoral Fellow, Germany


Dr. Chandler's research interests focus on the following:

1) Aquatic ecotoxicology with emphasis on endocrine disrupting pesticides, UV-mediated toxicant behavior, contaminated sediment toxicology, reproductive toxicology and teratogenesis, and meiobenthic ecology/aquaculture; environmental risk assessment of sediment-associated xenobiotics in estuarine ecosystems,trophic transfer of lipophilic pesticides, metals and organometals, microcosm modelling of meiobenthic communities under pollution stress, population level effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals.

(2) Sediment microhabitat effects on stable isotopic and trace metal compositions of microcosm cultured deep-sea benthic foraminifera (Uvigerina, Cibicidoides, et al.); foraminiferal ecology/behavior, meiofaunal effects on mobilization of porewater trace metals.

Courses Taught:

ENHS 660: Concepts of Environmental Health Sciences
ENHS 761: Ecotoxicology of Aquatic Systems
ENHS 793a: Estuarine and Marine Ecotoxicology
ENHS 793b: Sediment Toxicology
ENHS 793c: Advanced Ecotoxicology

Selected Publications:

Chandler, G.T., T.L. Cary, A.C. Bejarano, J.Pender and J.L. Ferry. 2004. Population consequences of fipronil and degradates to copepods at field concentrations: an integration of lifecycle testing with Leslie-matrix population modeling. Environmental Science and Technology (in press).

Chandler, G.T. 2004. Standard Guide for Conducting Renewal Microplate-Based Life-Cycle Toxicity Tests with a Marine Meiobenthic Copepod. In: (S.J. Bailey et al., eds.) ASTM E 2317-04, American Society for Testing and Materials, W. Conshohocken, PA, USA, 15 pp.

Hintz, C.J., G.T. Chandler, J.M. Bernhard, D.C. McCorkle, S.M. Havach, J.K. Blanks and T.J. Shaw. 2004. A physicochemically-constrained seawater culturing system for production of benthic foraminifera. Limnology and Oceanography - Methods 2:160-170.

Chandler, G.T., T.L. Cary, D.C. Volz, S.S. Walse, J.L. Ferry, and S.L. Klosterhaus. 2004. Fipronil effects on copepod development, fertility, and reproduction: A rapid life-cycle assay in 96-well microplate format. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23:117-124.

Cary, T.L., G.T. Chandler, D.C. Volz, S.S. Walse, and J.L. Ferry. 2004 Fipronil induces male infertility in the meiobenthic harpacticoid copepod, Amphiascus tenuiremis. Environmental Science and Technology 39:522-528.

Harmon, S.M., J.K. King, J.B. Gladden, G.T. Chandler, and L.A. Newman. 2004. Methylmercury formation in a wetland mesocosm amended with sulfate. Environmental Science and Technology 38:650-656.

Volz, D.C., and G.T. Chandler. 2004. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for lipovitellin quantification in copepods: a screening tool for endocrine and reproductive toxicity. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23:298-305.

Klosterhaus, S.L., L.M. DiPinto and G.T. Chandler. 2003. A comparative assessment of Azinphosmethyl bioaccumulation and toxicity in two estuarine meiobenthic harpacticoid copepods. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 2960-2968.

Bejarano, A.C. and G.T. Chandler. 2003. Reproductive and developmental effects of atrazine on the estuarine meiobenthic copepod, Amphiascus tenuiremis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 3009-3016.

Bejarano A.C., A.Widenfalk, A.W. Decho and G.T. Chandler. 2003. Bioavailability of the organophosphorous insecticide chlorpyrifos to the suspension-feeding bivalve, Mercenaria mercenaria, following exposure to dissolved and particulate matter. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 2100-2105.

Block, D.S., A.C. Bejarano and G.T. Chandler. 2003. Ecdysteroid distribution through various life-stages of the meiobenthic harpacticoid copepod, Amphiascus tenuiremis, and the benthic estuarine amphipod, Leptocheirus plumulosus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 132:151-160.

Klosterhaus, S.L., P.L. Ferguson and G.T. Chandler. 2002. PAH bioaccumulation by meiobenthic copepods (Crustacea) inhabiting a US EPA Superfund site: Techniques for micromass body burden and total lipid analysis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21: 2331-2337.

Chandler, G.T. and A.S. Green. 2001. Development-stage specific life-cycle bioassay for assessment of sediment-associated toxicant effects on benthic copepod production. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20:171-178.

Schizas, N.V., G.T. Chandler, B.C. Coull and J.M. Quattro. 2001. Differential survival of three mitochondrial lineages of a marine benthic copepod exposed to a pesticide mixture. Environmental Science and Technology 35:535-538.