Emeritus Research Physiologist
Primary Responsibilities: Retired
|Areas of Expertise/Interest: Wildlife Toxicology; Risk Assessment; Physiology, Teratology|
Author of over 150 scientific publications, including over 15 book chapters, feature articles and invited reviews, and over 90 presentations at scientific meetings, work shops and symposia.
Editor of Handbook of Ecotoxicology, 1st and 2nd editions published in 1995, 2003- a best seller for CRC Press.
Editorial boards for scientific journals including (Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Oecologia Montana, Current Topics in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry, Current Topics in Toxicology). Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, Frostburg.
Received nine awards (1990-2006) from the federal government in the following categories: Special Achievement Award for Superior Service to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Department of Interior Honor Award for Superior Service, National Biological Service Performance Award, National Biological Service Scientific Achievement Award, United States Geological Survey Scientific Achievement Award United States Geological Survey STAR Award.
ISI Highly Cited Author Recognition; World’s Most Highly Cited Authors in Ecology/ Environment from 1981-2000: Institute for Scientific Information, 2003. (ISIHighlyCited.com)
Who's Who in the World, listed for scientific recognition in environmental research, 2004-2011.World Innovation Foundation, elected to Consulting Fellow. (two thousand worldwide selected members including approximately 80 Nobel Laureates), 2005
Use of bioindicators of oxidative stress to monitor contaminant exposure and effects
Assessing the ecological risk of mercury exposure in common loons (Gavia immer)
Toxicity of lead‑contaminated sediments to waterfowl and use of sediment amendments to reduce toxicity towards restoration
Contaminant effects on glaucous gulls in the arctic
Comparative developmental toxicity assessment of a mosquito larvicide (GB‑1111) on bird eggs
Comparative developmental toxicity of planar PCB congeners to vertebrates
Natural resource damage assessment of environmental contaminants to wildlife by sediment ingestion: role of nutrition on lead‑contaminated sediments to juvenile waterfowl
Contaminant interactions and mercury in San Francisco Bay-Delta birds
Preparation of First and Second Editions of CRC Handbook of Ecotoxicology
Developmental toxicity of environmental contaminants to `neonatal' birds
Technical assistance in biomarker analyses
The effects of selenium exposure in commom eiders
Sublethal Indicators of selenium toxicosis in birds and nutritional factors
Polybrominated Diphenylethers effects on nestling American kestrels
The potential hazard, embryotoxicity and teratogenicity of environmental contaminants to bird eggs through direct exposure
Hoffman, D. J., C. A. Eagles-Smith, J. T. Ackerman, T. L. Adelsbach, and K. R. Stebbins. 2011. Oxidative stress response of Forster's terns (Sterna forsteri) and Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia) to mercury and selenium bioaccumulation in liver, kidney, and brain. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(4):920-929. abstract
Franson, J. C., D. J. Hoffman, and P. L. Flint. 2011. Selenium concentrations and enzyme activities of glutathione metabolism in wild long-tailed ducks and common eiders. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(6):1479-1481. abstract
Hoffman D.J., Heinz G.H., Audet D.J. 2006. Phosphorus amendment reduces hepatic and renal oxidative stress of lead-contaminated sediment to mallards. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A, 69(11):1039-1053. abstract
Hoffman, D.J., Spalding, M.G., Frederick, P.C. 2005. Subchronic effects of methylmercury on plasma and organ biochemistries in great egret nestlings. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24(12):3078-3084. abstract
Douglas-Stroebel, E.K., Brewer, G.L., Hoffman, D.J. 2005. Effects of lead- contaminated sediment and nutrition on mallard duckling behavior and growth. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A, 68(2):113-128.
Fernie, K.J., G. Mayne, L. J. Shutt, D.J. Hoffman, R. J. Letcher, and K. Drouillard. 2005. Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs): changes in thyroid and vitamin A homeostasis, glutathione metabolism and oxidative stress in American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Toxicological Sciences 88(2):375-383. abstract
Hoffman, D.J., Albers, P.H., Melancon, M.J., Miles, A.K. 2004. Effects of the mosquito larvicide GB-1111 on bird eggs. Environmental Pollution 127(3):353-358. abstract
Hoffman, D.J., B.A. Rattner, G.A. Burton, Jr., and J. Cairns, Jr., Eds. 2003. Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition, Lewis Publishers, Inc., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp 1-1290. abstract
Hoffman, D.J. 2002. Role of selenium toxicity and oxidative stress in aquatic birds. Aquatic Toxicology57(1):11-26. abstract
Hoffman, D.J., C. Marn, K. Marois, E. Sproul, M. Dunne and J. Skorupa. 2002. Sublethal effects in avocet and stilt hatchlings from selenium-contaminated sites. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21(3):561-566. abstract
Henny, C. J., E. F. Hill, D. J. Hoffman, M. G. Spalding and R. A. Grove 2002. Nineteenth century mercury hazard to wading birds and cormorants of the Carson River, Nevada. Ecotoxicology11(4):213-231. abstract
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