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Zoology and Physiology

College of Arts and Sciences

Harold L. Bergman
Professor and Department Head • (307)766-2022

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

2011-present  Department Head, 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-present Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming
1984-1999 Director, Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory, University of Wyoming
  1975-1984 Asst. & Assoc. Professor, 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
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 Research Council - National Academy of Sciences Committees/Board
Ecological Risk Assessment, 1986-87
Animals as Monitors of Environmental Hazards, 1987-91
NRC Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2009-Present
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)
Pham, D.T. and H.L. Bergman.  2010.  Agent Orange usage and continuing exposure to the Vietnamese people: An environmental justice issue remaining 35+ years after the Vietnam War.  Shepard Symposium on Environmental Justice, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.  April 9, 2010.  (Abstract in Proceedings).
Pham, D.T. and H.L. Bergman.  2010.  Agent Orange/dioxin exposure and effects continue in the Vietnamese population 35+ years after the war.  Rocky Mountain Chapter Annual Meetings, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Denver, Colorado.  April 16, 2010.  (Abstract in Proceedings).
Bergman, H.L. (ed.).  2009. Research and Development Concerning Coalbed Natural Gas.  Final Report to the NETL, U.S. Department of Energy, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.  177pp.
Bergman, H.L., A.M. Boelter, and K.S. Parady (eds.).  2008. Research needs and management strategies for pallid sturgeon recovery.  Final Report to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.  36pp. + App.
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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