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         Selected publications: 

McGeer, J.C., S. Niyogi and D.S. Smith. 2011. Cadmium. pg 125-184 In Homeostasis and Toxicology of Non-Essential Metals. Ed. Wood, C.M., A.P. Farrell and C. Brauner. Fish Physiology Vol 31B. Elsevier.

Adams, W., R. Blust, U. Borgmann, K. Brix, D. DeForest, A. Green, J. McGeer, J. Meyer, P. Paquin, P. Rainbow, C. Wood. 2011. Utility of tissue residues for predicting effects of metals on aquatic organisms. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 7: 75-98.

DePalma, S.G.S., W.R. Arnold, J.C. McGeer, D.G. Dixon and D.S. Smith. 2011. Effects of dissolved organic matter and reduced sulphur on copper toxicity in coastal marine environments. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 74: 230-237.

McGeer, J.C., T. Ng and C.M. Wood. 2011. Using bioaccumulation models for predicting dissolved metal toxicity. pg 62-67. in Proceedings of the Environmental Effects Monitoring Investigation of Cause Workshop for Metal Mining. Dec 8-9, 2009. Gatineau.

DePalma, S.G.S., W.R. Arnold, J.C. McGeer, D.G. Dixon and D.S. Smith. 2011. Variability in dissolved organic matter fluorescence and reduced sulphur concentration in coastal marine and estuarine environments. Applied Geochemistry. 26: 394-404.

McGeer, J.C., M. Clifford, C.R. Janssen and K.A.C. De Schamphelaere. 2010. Modeling the toxicity of metals to aquatic biota using the biotic ligand approach. pg 205-231 In. Essential Reviews in Experimental Biology Vol. 2. Surface Chemistry, Bioavailability and Metal Homeostasis in Aquatic Organisms: an Integrated Approach. Ed. Bury, N.R. and R.D. Handy. SEB Press. London. UK.

Gillis, P.L., G.L. Mackie, J.C. McGeer, M.P. Wilkie and J.D. Ackerman. 2010. The effect of natural dissolved organic carbon on the acute toxicity of copper to larval freshwater mussels (glochidia) to acute copper exposure. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29: 2519-2528.

Clifford, M. and J.C. McGeer. 2010. Development of a biotic ligand model to predict the acute toxicity of cadmium to Daphnia pulex. Aquatic Toxicology 98: 1-7.

Diamond, M., W. Adams, J. Atherton, S. Bhavsar, C. Bulle, P. Campbell, A. Dubreuil, A. Fairbrother, K. Farley, N. Gandhi, A. Green, J. Guinee, M. Hauschild, S. Humbert, K. Jensen, O. Jolliet, M. Margni, J. McGeer, W. Peijnenburg, R. Rosenbaum, D. Van de Meent, M. Vijver. 2010. The Clearwater Consensus: the estimation of metal hazard in fresh water. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 15: 143-147.

Bury, N. and J.C. McGeer. 2009. The effect of inorganic contaminants and cyanobacterial toxins on cation homeostasis in freshwater fish. pg.181-203. in Essential Reviews in Experimental Biology Vol 1. Osmoregulation and ion transport: integrating physiology, molecular and environmental biology and molecular aspects. Ed. Handy, R., N. Bury and G. Flik. SEB Press. London. UK.

Kozlova, T., C.M. Wood and J.C. McGeer. 2009. The effect of water chemistry on the acute toxicity of nickel to the cladoceran Daphnia pulex and the development of a biotic ligand model. Aquatic Toxicology 91: 221-228.

Clifford, M. and J.C. McGeer. 2009. Development of a biotic ligand model for the acute toxicity of zinc to Daphnia pulex in soft water. Aquatic Toxicology 91: 26-32.

Birceanu, O., J. Chowdhury, P. Gillis, J.C. McGeer, C.M. Wood and M.P. Wilkie. 2008. Modes of metal toxicity and impaired branchial ionoregulation in rainbow trout exposed to mixtures of Pb and Cd in soft water. Aquatic Toxicology 89: 222-231.

McGeer, J.C., Nadella, S.R., Alsop, D.H., Hollis, L., Taylor, L.N., McDonald, D.G. and C.M. Wood. 2007. Influence of acclimation and cross-acclimation of metals on acute Cd toxicity and Cd uptake and distribution in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquatic Toxicology 84: 190-197.

Goulet, R.R., S. Krack, P.J. Doyle, L. Hare, B. Vigneault and J.C. McGeer. 2007. Dynamic multipathway modeling of cadmium bioaccumulation in Daphnia magna using waterborne and dietary exposure. Aquatic Toxicology 81: 117-125.

Schlekat, C.E., J.C. McGeer, R. Blust, U. Borgmann, K.V. Brix, N. Bury, Y. Couillard, R.L. Dwyer, S.N. Luoma, S. Roberston, K.G. Sappington, I. Schoeters and D.T.H.M. Sijm. 2007. Bioaccumulation: hazard identification of metals and inorganic metal substances. Chapter 4. in Assessing the Hazard of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems. Ed. Adams, W.J. and P.M. Chapman. SETAC Press, Pensacola FL. Pgs 55-87.

Handy, R., J.C. McGeer, H. Allen, P. Drevnick, J. Gorsuch, A. Green, S. Hook, A-K. Lundebye, D. Mount and B. Stubblefield. 2005. Toxic Effects of Dietary Metals Exposure: Laboratory Studies. Chapter 3 in, Toxicity of Dietborne Metals to Aquatic Organisms. Ed. JS Meyer, WJ Adams, KV Brix, SN Luoma, DR Mount and WA Stubblefield. SETAC Press. pg 59-112.

McGeer, J.C., G. Henningsen, R. Lanno, N. Fisher, K. Sappington, and J. Drexler.  2004. Issue paper on the bioavailability and bioaccumulation of metals. US Environmental Protection Agency Risk Assessment Forum. 126 pgs.

Beauchemin, S, D. Hesterberg, J. Nadeau and J.C. McGeer. 2004. Speciation of hepatic Zn in trout exposed to elevated waterborne Zn using X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Environmental Science and Technology 38: 1288-1295.

Pane, E.F., J.C. McGeer and C.M. Wood. 2003. The effects of chronic waterborne nickel exposure on successive generations of the freshwater cladoceran, Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23: 1051-1056.

Pane, E.F., C. Smith, J.C. McGeer and C.M. Wood. 2003. Mechanisms of acute and chronic waterborne nickel toxicity in the freshwater cladoceran, Daphnia magna. Environmental Science and Technology 37: 4382-4389.

McGeer, J.C., K.V. Brix, J.M. Skeaff, D.K. DeForest, S.I. Brigham, W.J. Adams and A Green. 2003. Inverse relationship between bioconcentration factor and exposure concentration for metals: implications for hazard assessment of metals in the aquatic environment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22:1017-1037.

Paquin, P. and 20 others including J.C. McGeer. 2002. The biotic ligand model: a historic overview. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C 133:3-35.

McGeer, J.C., C. Szebedinszky, D.G. McDonald and C.M. Wood. 2002. The role of DOC in moderating the bioavailability and toxicity of copper to rainbow trout during chronic waterborne exposure. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 133C: 147-160.

Grosell, M., C. Brauner, S.P. Kelly, J.C. McGeer, A. Bianchini, and C.M. Wood. 2002. Physiological response to acute silver exposure in the freshwater crayfish (Cambarus diogenes) - a model invertebrate? Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21: 369-374.

Szebedinszky, C., J.C. McGeer, D.G. McDonald and C.M. Wood. 2001. The effects of chronic dietary or waterborne Cd exposure on gill Cd uptake kinetics in juvenile rainbow trout. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Vol. 20: 597607.

McGeer, J.C. 2000. Discussion Paper on Bioaccumulation. In Categorization of Inorganic Substances on the Domestic Substances List (DSL): Findings and Recommendations from the Inorganic Working Group (IWG). IWG Secretariat, Environment Canada, Hull, Quebec K1A 0H3.

McGeer, J.C., R.C. Playle, C.M. Wood and F. Galvez. 2000. A physiologically based biotic ligand model for predicting the acute toxicity of waterborne silver to rainbow trout in freshwaters. Environmental Science and Technology 34: 4199-4207.

McGeer, J.C., C. Szebedinszky, D.G. McDonald and C.M. Wood. 2000. Effects of chronic sublethal exposure to waterborne Cu, Cd or Zn in rainbow trout. 1: Iono-regulatory disturbance and metabolic costs. Aquatic Toxicology 50: 231-243.

McGeer, J.C., C. Szebedinszky, D.G. McDonald and C.M. Wood. 2000. Effects of chronic sublethal exposure to waterborne Cu, Cd or Zn in rainbow trout. 2: tissue specific metal accumulation. Aquatic Toxicology 50: 245-256.

McGeer, J.C. and C.M. Wood. 1998. Protective effects of water Cl- on physiological responses to waterborne silver in rainbow trout. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 55: 2447-2454.

McGeer, J.C. and F.B. Eddy. 1998. Effects of water buffering capacity on ionic regulation and nitrogenous waste excretion in rainbow trout chronically exposed to water of pH 10.5. Physiological Zoology 71: 179-190.

Appelbaum, S.A. and J.C. McGeer. 1998. Effect of diet and light regime on growth and survival of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae and early juveniles. Aquaculture Nutrition, 4: 157-164.

Iwama, G.K., J.C. McGeer, P.A. Wright, M.P. Wilkie and C.M. Wood. 1997. Divalent cations enhance nitrogen excretion in Lahontan cutthroat trout in highly alkaline water. Journal of Fish Biology 50: 1061-1073.

Bury, N.R., J.C. McGeer, F.B. Eddy and G.A. Codd. 1997. Liver damage in brown trout Salmo trutta L., following administration of the cyanobacterial hepatotoxin mcrocystin-LR via the dorsal aorta. Journal of Fish Diseases 20: 209-215.

McGeer, J.C., and F.B. Eddy. 1996. Effects of sodium nitroprusside on blood circulation, acid-base and ionic balance in rainbow trout: evidence for nitric oxide induced vasodilation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74: 1211-1219.

Fuentes, J., J.C. McGeer and F.B. Eddy. 1996. Drinking rate in juvenile Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. fry in response to a nitric oxide donor, sodium nitroprusside and an inhibitor of angiotensin converting enzyme, enalapril. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 15: 65-69.

McGeer, J.C., P.A. Wright, C.M. Wood, M.P. Wilkie, C.F. Mazur and G.K. Iwama. 1994. Nitrogen excretion in four species of fish from an alkaline lake. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 123: 824-829.

Iwama, G.K., J.C. McGeer and N. Bernier 1992. The effects of stock and rearing history on the stress response in juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). ICES Marine Science Symposia. 194: 67-83.

McGeer, J.C., L. Baranyi and G.K. Iwama. 1991. Physiological response to challenge tests in six stocks of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 48: 1661-1771.

Iwama, G.K., J.C. McGeer, and M. Pawluk. 1988. The effects of five fish anaesthetics on acid-base balance, hematocrit, blood gases, cortisol and adrenaline in rainbow trout. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67: 2065-2073.