Dr. Scott Weir

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Postdoctral Fellow
University of Georgia
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
smweir(at)uga.edu

Education

BS in Life Science, Arizona State University, Dec 2005

MS in Zoology, Southern Illinois University, May 2009

PhD in Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University, May 2014

Research Interests

  • Ecological effects of pollution on amphibians and reptiles
    • Metals, pesticides, organic wastewater contaminants
  • Evolutionary and population-level responses toxenobiotics
    • Population models,transgenerationaleffects, adaptive responses to stress
  • Contaminant exposure modeling and ecological risk assessment
    • New tools, techniques and modeling approaches

Professional Affiliations

  • The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
  • The Herpetologist’s League

Publications

  • Weir, S.M., Yu, S., Talent, L.G., Maul, J.D., Anderson, T.A., Salice, C.J. In Revision. Improving reptile ecological risk assessment: oral and dermal toxicity of pesticides to a common lizard species (Sceloporus occidentalis). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
  • Boone, M.D., Bishop, C.A., Boswell, L.A., Brodman, R.D., Burger, J., Davidson, C., Gochfeld, M., Hoverman, J.T., Neuman-Lee, L.A., Relyea, R.A., Rohr, J.R., Salice, C., Semlitsch, R.D., Sparling, D., Weir, S.M. 2014. Pesticide regulation amid the influence of industry. Bioscience 64: 917-922.
  • Weir, S.M., Talent, L.G., Anderson, T.A., Salice, C.J. 2014. Unraveling the relative importance of oral and dermal contaminant exposure in reptiles: insights from studies using the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis). PLOS One 9: e99666. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099666.
  • Yu, S., Weir S.M., Cobb, G.P., Maul J.D. 2014. The effects of pesticide exposure on ultraviolet-B radiation avoidance behavior in tadpoles. Science of the Total Environment 481:75-80.
  • Weir, S.M., Wooten, K.J., Smith, P.N., Salice, C.J. 2014. Phthalate ester leachates in aquatic mesocosms: Implications for ecotoxicity studies of endocrine disrupting compounds. Chemosphere 103:44-50.
  • Weir, S.M.,Dobrovolny, M., Torres, Ch., Torres,Ca.,Goode, M., Rainwater, T.R.,Salice, C.J., and Anderson, T.A. 2013.OrganochlorinePesticides inSquamateReptiles from Southern Arizona, USA.Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology90(6):654-659.
  • Weir, S.M., Yu, S. and C.J.Salice.2012. Acute toxicity of herbicide formulations and chronic toxicity of technical-gradetrifluralinto larval green frogs (Lithobatesclamitans).Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry31(9):2029-2034.
  • Weir, S.M.and C.J.Salice.2012. High tolerance to abiotic stressors and invasion success of the slow growing freshwater snail,Melanoidestuberculatus.Biological Invasions14(2):385-394.
  • Salice, C.J. andS.M. Weir.2011. Non-dietary routes of contaminant exposure: not just for the birds.Response toMineau(2011).Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management: Learned Discourse7(4):687-688.
  • Weir, S.M.and C.J.Salice.2011. Managing the risk of invasive species: how well do functional traits determine invasion strategy and success? Invited submission:Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management: Learned Discourse7(2):299-300. (Invited)
  • Weir, S.M., J.G.Suski, and C.J.Salice.2010. Ecological risks of anthropogenic pollutants to reptiles: Evaluating assumptions of sensitivity and exposure.Environmental Pollution158(12):3596-3606.
  • Weir, S.M., R.S.Halbrook, and D.W. Sparling.2010. Mercury concentrations in wetlands associated with coal-fired power plants in Illinois.Ecotoxicology19: 306-316.

Presentations (selected or recent)

  • Weir SM, Yu S, Maul JD, Talent LG, Salice CJ. 2014. Improving reptile risk assessment: dermal toxicity methodology and relationship to avian toxicity data. Presented at the 2014 National meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vancouver, BC, Canada. November 9-13, 2014. (Poster)
  • Weir SM, Yu S, Knox A, Talent LG, Maul JD, Perry G, Anderson TA, Salice CJ. 2014. The oral and dermal toxicity of several pesticides to the Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis). Presented at the 2014 Annual Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, TN. July 30-August 3, 2014. (Platform)
  • Weir SM, Yu S, Maul JD, Talent LG, Salice CJ. 2013. Improving reptile risk assessment: working towards a standardized toxicity test with reptiles using the western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis). Presented at the 2013 National meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Nashville, TN. November 17-21, 2013. (Poster)
  • Weir SM, Talent LG, Anderson TA, Salice CJ. 2013. Risk of H2S gas emissions to the dunes sagebrush lizard: using the western fence lizard as a surrogate. Presented at the 2013 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Albuquerque, NM. July 10-15, 2013. (Invited Platform)
  • Weir SM, Talent LG, Salice CJ. 2012. Improving reptile risk assessment: The relative importance of diet and dermal exposure. Presented at the 2012 National meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Long Beach, CA. November 11-15, 2012. (Platform)
  • Weir SM and CJ Salice. 2012. Terrestrial Reptile Ecotoxicology: How toxicity data informs reptile conservation. Presented at the 7th World Congress of Herpetology. Vancouver, BC, Canada. August 8-14, 2012. (Invited Platform)
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