Lance Yonkos


Lance T Yonkos
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
Lance T Yonkos
lyonkos@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology
1426 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-7871
Phone (alt): 301 314-6833
Fax: 301 314-9023

Research Focus

  • Laboratory and field studies of contaminant abundance, transport, fate and toxicological effect in fresh and estuarine surface waters and sediments
  • Investigation into micro plastic abundance in surface water, sediments and oysters as a function of predominant land use within various Chesapeake Bay watersheds
  • Use of field-deployed freshwater mussels to identify primary sources of contaminant introduction to the Anacostia River
  • Identification of legacy toxic constituents in leachate from Md coal ash management facilities to assist in targeting environmental mitigation strategies
  • Evaluations of agricultural management strategies to mitigate environmental release of endocrine disrupting compounds from poultry manure and bio solids amended fields
  • Development of non-lethal tissue collection methods to minimize sampling pressure on resident fish populations during field investigations into endocrine disruption