Judith S. Weis
Judith S. Weis received her B.S. degree from Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. Her research focuses on estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology, and she published about 200 refereed papers, focusing mainly on stresses (including pollution, invasive species, and parasites) and their effects on organisms, populations, and communities. Much of her research focused on estuaries in the NY/NJ Harbor area. Particular areas of focus have been the effects of metal contaminants on growth, development, and behavior; development of tolerance in populations living in contaminated areas; behavior and ecology of estuarine animals living in contaminated environments; effects of invasive marsh plants on estuarine ecology and on fate of metal contaminants; interactions of invasive species with resident species. She was a Fellow at the AAAS/American Society of Zoologists Congressional Science with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, and was a Visiting Scientist at EPA. She has been an Associate Editor of the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology for ten years and is currently an Associate Editor of BioScience. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and served on numerous advisory committees for the US Environmental Protection Agency. She has been a Member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council (NAS), and serves on the National Sea Grant Review Panel of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). She has been on the Boards of Directors of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). She was the Chair of the Biology Section of AAAS in 2000, and was the President of AIBS in 2001.
Biography Updated on 6 August 2008