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Zoology and Physiology

College of Arts and Sciences

Harold L. Bergman
Professor Emeritus • (307)460-0015

Eastern Michigan University  Biology    B.A., 1968
Eastern Michigan University  Biology    M.S., 1971
Michigan State University  Fisheries Biology  Ph.D., 1973


2016-present Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming

1995-present J.E. Warren Professor of Energy and Environment, University of Wyoming
1998-2008 Director, William D. Ruckelshaus Institute and Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
1988  Visiting Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Duluth, Minnesota
1986-1987 Acting Director, Wyoming Water Research Center, University of Wyoming
1984-2016 Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
1984-1999 Director, Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory, University of Wyoming
1975-1984 Asst. & Assoc. Prof., Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
1974-1975 Research Associate, Environmental Sciences Div., ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Fulbright Fellow, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1996-97
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995

Elected Fellow, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2016
George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Wyoming, 1995
Conservation Educator of the Year, Wyoming Wildlife Federation, 1986
President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1984-85
President of the Water Quality Section, American Fisheries Society, 1982-83
Editorial Board, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1981-84
EPA Doctoral Traineeship, Michigan State University, 1971-73

Wyoming Environmental Quality Council, 1983-95; Chairman, 1985-87
National Academy of Sciences Committees/Board
   Ecological Risk Assessment, 1986-87
   Animals as Monitors of Environmental Hazards, 1987-91
   Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2009-2016
Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, Peer Review Panels/Review Committees
   Exploratory Grants Program, Environmental Biology Panel, 1986-96
   National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program, Aquatic Effects Program, Panel Chair, 1987
   Ecorisk Framework Review Panel, 1991
   Graduate Fellowship Review Panel, 1995-98, 2009-10
   Search and Screening Committee, NHEERL Ecology Division Director Searches, 1998-00
   Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Panel for Pesticides (FIFRA), 1984-87
   Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board Subcommittees
   Science and Technology Achievement Awards, 1986-87
   Water Quality Standards Research Review, 1986
   Ecological Risk Assessment Research Review, 1986
   Environmental Protection Agency, Board of Scientific Councilors, 1996-97
The Royal Society (London), Surface Water Acidification Program Review Panel, 1990

RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS (Selected from among over 100)

Wood, C.M., K.V. Brix, G. De Boeck, H.L. Bergman, A. Bianchini1, L.F. Bianchini, J.N. Maina, O.E.  Johannsson, G.D. Kavembe, M.B. Papah, K.M. Letura and R.O. Ojoo. 2016. Mammalian metabolic rates in the hottest fish on earth. Scientific Reports.

Pham, D.T., H.M. Nguyen, T.G. Boivin, A. Zajacova, S.V. Huzurbazar and H.L. Bergman. 2015.   Predictors for dioxin accumulation in residents living in Da Nang and Bien Hoa, Vietnam, many years after Agent Orange use. Chemosphere 118: 277-283.

Godwin, B.L., S.E. Albeke, H.L. Bergman, A. Walters and M. Ben-David. 2015. Density of river   otters (Lontra canadensis) in relation to energy development in the Green River Basin, Wyoming. Science of the Total Environment 532: 780-790.

Bergman, H.L. (ed.).  2005.  Water Production from Coalbed Methane Development: A Summary of Quantity, Quality and Management Options.  Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 64 pp. + App.

Bergman, A.N., P. Laurent, G. Otiang'a-Owiti, H.L. Bergman, P.J. Walsh, P.W. Wilson, and C.M. Wood. 2003.  Physiological adaptations of the gut in the Lake Magadi tilapia, Alcolapia grahami, in an alkaline- and saline-adapted teleost fish.  Comp. Biochem. Phys. Part A, 136. 701-715.

Wood, C.M., P.W. Wilson, H.L. Bergman, A.N. Bergman, P. Laurent, G. Otiang'a-Owiti, and P.J. Walsh. 2002. Ionoregulatory strategies and the role of urea in the Magadi tilapia (Alcolapia grahami). Can. J. Zool. 80: 503-515.

DiToro, D.M., H.E. Allen, H.L. Bergman, J.S. Meyer, P.R. Paquin and R.C. Santore.  2001.  Biotic ligand model of the acute toxicity of metals.  1. Technical basis.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 20:2383-2396.

Meyer, J.S., R.C. Santore, J.P. Bobbitt, L.D. DeBrey, C.J. Boese, P.R. Paquin, H.E. Allen, H.L. Bergman and D.M. DiToro.  1999.  Binding of nickel and copper to fish gills predicts toxicity when water hardness varies, but free ion activity does not.  Environ. Sci. Tech. 33:913 916.

MacRae, R.K., D.E. Smith, N. Swoboda-Colberg, J.S. Meyer and H.L. Bergman.  1999.  Copper binding affinity of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) gills: Implications for assessing bioavailable metal.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 18:1180-1189.

Hansen, J.A., J.D. Rose, R.A. Jenkins, K.G. Gerow and H.L. Bergman.  1999.  Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and rainbow trout (O. mykiss) exposed to copper: Neurophysiological and histological effects on the olfactory system.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 18:1979-1991.

Bergman, H.L. and E.J. Dorward-King. (eds.). 1997.  Reassessment of Metals Criteria for Aquatic Life Protection: Priorities for Research and Implementation.  SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL. 114 pp.

Huggett, R.J., R.A. Kimerle, P.M. Mehrle and H.L. Bergman. (eds.). 1992. Biomarkers: Biochemical, Physiological and Histological Markers of Anthropogenic Stress. Lewis Pub., Boca Raton, FL 347pp.

Mount, D.R., C.G. Ingersoll, D.D. Gulley, J.D. Fernandez, T.W. LaPoint and H.L. Bergman. 1988. Effect of long-term exposure to acid, aluminum, and low calcium on adult brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis): 1. Survival, growth, fecundity, and progeny survival. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 45:1623-1632.

Tietge, J.E., R.D. Johnson and H.L. Bergman.  1988.  Morphometric changes in gill secondary lamellae of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) after long-term exposure to acid and aluminum.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 45:1643-1648.

Bergman, H.L., R.A. Kimerle and A.W. Maki (eds.). 1986. Environmental Hazard Assessment of Effluents. Pergamon Press, Elmsford, N.Y. 366 pp.

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