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Amy Dickinson
Title: Assistant Scientist, Ecotoxicologist
Mailing address:
1816 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
1910 South Griffith Dr
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room: 107
Location: Natural Resources Studies Annex
Phone: 217-265-7558

Responsible for the day to day operation of the aquatic ecotoxicology research lab under the direction of Dr. David Soucek.
Investigating the effects of environmental contaminants on invertebrate populations and communities.
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Selected publications:
Soucek DJ, Dickinson A.  2016. Influence of chloride on chronic toxicity of nitrate to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Hyalella azteca.  Ecotoxicology. 25:1406-1416.

Soucek DJ, Dickinson A, Major KM.  2016.  Selection of food combinations to optimize survival, growth, and reproduction of the amphipod Hyalella azteca in static-renewal, water only laboratory exposures. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35:2407-2415. 

Soucek DJ, Mount DR, Dickinson A, Hockett JR, McEwen AR.  2015.  Contrasting effects of chloride on growth, reproduction, and toxicant sensitivity in two genetically distinct strains of Hyalella azteca.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34:2354-2362

Soucek DJ, Dickinson A.  2015.  Full-life chronic toxicity of sodium salts to the mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer in tests with laboratory cultured food.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34(9):2126-2137.

Levengood JM, Soucek DJ, Sass GG, Dickinson A, Epifanio JM. 2014.  Elements of concern in fillets of bighead and silver carp from the Illinois River, Illinois.  Chemosphere 104:63-68.

Soucek DJ, Dickinson A, Major KM, McEwen AR.  2013.  Effect of test duration and feeding on relative sensitivity of genetically distinct clades of Hyalella azteca.  Ecotoxicology 22(9):1359-1366.

Levengood JM, Soucek DJ, Dickinson A, Sass  GG, Epifanio JM.  2013.  Spatial and interspecific patterns in persistent contaminant loads in bighead and silver carps from the Illinois River.  Ecotoxicology 22(7):1174-1182.

Soucek DJ, Dickinson A.  2012.  Acute toxicity of nitrate and nitrite to sensitive freshwater insects, mollusks, and a crustacean.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 62(2):233-242.

 Soucek DJ, Dickinson A, Koch B.  2011Acute and chronic toxicity of boron to a variety of freshwater organisms.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(8):1906-1914.

Soucek DJ, Linton TK, Tarr CD, Dickinson A, Wickramanayake N, Delos CG, Cruz LA.  2011.Influence of water hardness and sulfate on the acute toxicity of chloride to sensitive freshwater invertebrates.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(4):930-938.

Soucek DJ, Dickinson A, Cropek DM. 2010. Effects of millimeter wave carbon fibers on filter-feeding freshwater invertebrates.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 73(4): 500-506.

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Dr. David Soucek

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BS, Education, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1999

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