ASTM International Committee on biological effects and environmental fate presents Dr. Chris Ingersoll with award of merit


Source: ASTM International

Chris Ingersoll, Ph.D., aquatic toxicologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center at the U.S. Geological Service in Columbia, Mo., has been honored with the Award of Merit and title of fellow from ASTM International Committee E47 on Biological Effects and Environmental Fate. The Award of Merit is the highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards activities.

An active member of ASTM International since 1987, Ingersoll is a past chair of Committee E47 and currently leads Subcommittee E47.03 on Sediment Assessment and Toxicology. He has chaired several E47 symposia and task groups and served as co-editor of two ASTM Special Technical Publications. Committee E47 presented him with the Exceptional Service Award in 1992 and the Robert J. Painter Award in 2002.  In addition to his committee work, he has served terms on both the ASTM board of directors and the ASTM Committee on Standards, who honored him with a Service Award in 2001.

In his current role, which he has held since 1986, Ingersoll conducts research to develop methods for assessing the bioavailability of contaminants in sediment, and he has coordinated the development of toxicity tests that have been used to evaluate contaminated sediments in several areas, including the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi River.  He also holds adjunct positions in the College of Engineering and in the Fisheries, Wildlife and Forestry Departments in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

Outside ASTM International, Ingersoll is a member and past president of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in North America.  A graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he earned a B.S. in biology education and an M.S. in zoology, Ingersoll holds a Ph.D. in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming.

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