John D. Stark
Professor, Ecotoxicology Program
Director, Washington Stormwater Center
John Stark is an ecotoxicologist who specializes in ecological risk assessment of threatened and endangered species. He runs the WSU Salmon toxicology research laboratory and has recently started work on the effects of pesticides on endangered butterfly species. Stark is also a population modeler and has developed population-level risk assessments based on matrix models and differential equation models.
Claire is a post-doctoral researcher studying aquatic ecotoxicology with John Stark. Claire grew up in France and received her PhD from the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Rennes, Brittany where she studied the effect of pesticides used for mosquito control on aquatic organisms. Most recently Claire comes to us from Israel where she was a post-doc studying mosquito oviposition and community ecology in temporary aquatic habitats at the University of Haifa.