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About Maureen Clayton

I am interested in studying the sublethal effects of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems. Currently, I am focusing on two contaminants of interest in Iowa: phosphorus and atrazine. My students and I, along with Dr. Ed Brown and Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, are studying phosphorus in local lakes, as well as potential methods to reduce phosphorus bioavailability. We have also investigated the production of microcystin-LR by cyanobacteria in local lakes. We are also examining the effects of atrazine, an endocrine disruptor, on human cell proliferation in collaboration with Dr. Kavita Dhanwada and on fish reproductive physiology in collaboration with Dr. Pete Berendzen.


Present Associate Dean, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, University of Northern Iowa College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Present Associate Professor, Biology, University of Northern Iowa Department of Biology


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  • Environmental Biology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • General Biology
  • Organismal Diversity Labs

Contact Information

University of Northern Iowa
Communication Arts Center 266 McCollum Science Hall 127
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0358
(319) 273-7147

Office: CAC 266 & MSH 127
Phone: (319) 273-7147


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