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FW 544 - Ecotoxicology

  • 3 credits

The purpose of FW 544 is to provide an overview of ecological and environmental aspects of toxicology and pollution ecology. The course will emphasize population, community, and ecosystem responses to contaminants and other anthropogenic stressors and provide in depth examples of the application of ecological principles to addressing these responses.


LAND 220/LIFE 220 (Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)) or LIFE 320 (Ecology); STAT 301 (Introduction to Statistical Methods) or STAT 307 (Introduction to Biostatistics)

Important Information

Registration is restricted to FWCB Plan C Masters students through Dec. 16. Any seats remaining in the course will be available to non-Plan C students after Dec. 16.

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology: The Science of Pollution (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL), 5th Ed. (2019)
    Michael C. Newman
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore


Gail Dethloff
Gail Dethloff

Gail Dethloff is an ecologist with a focus on ecotoxicology and conservation biology. She earned a Ph.D. in ecology at University of California-Davis and has worked on a variety of projects focusing on biomonitoring, aquatic toxicology, natural resource assessment, and long-term ecological data collection to assist in identifying long-term trends. She directs the M.F.W.C.B graduate degree program in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and advises students in that program. She teaches online courses on wildlife ecology and management, habitat management, conservation biology, and ecotoxicology.