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David J. Barclift                     

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
c/o USEPA Region 3

1650 Arch St. (3HS41)

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

Telephone:   215-814-3341

Fax:   215-814-3015

Email:  dbarclift@usgs.gov 
Biologist, EPA Liaison
Primary Responsibilities: 

Provides technical assistance in ecological risk assessments to EPA Region 3 on CERCLA projects including: design and implementation of studies to meet project objectives; data review, analysis, and interpretation.  Acts as a liaison for USGS and EPA Region 3.  Seeks opportunities to bring USGS scientific expertise to bear on issues relevant to EPA activities, and to involve USGS scientists in research projects relevant to EPA mission.

Education/Training: 
B.S. Biology, Widener University 1996
Areas of Expertise/Interest:  ecological risk assessment and environmental project management; life history ecology of amphibians and reptiles
Active Projects: 

ESTCP Project ER-0514 (Demonstration and Certification of Amphibian Ecological Risk Assessment Protocol)

Publications/Products: 

Kuperman, Roman G., Ronald T. Checkai, Michael Simini, Carlton T. Phillips, Jason A. Speicher, and David J. Barclift; Toxicity benchmarks for antimony, barium, and beryllium determined using reproduction endpoints for Folsomia candida, Eisenia fetida, and Enchytraeus crypticus. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 25(3):754-762, 2006

Development of a Standardized Approach for Assessing Potential Risks to Amphibians Exposed to Sediment and Hydric Soils.  (contributor).  Naval Facilities Engineering Command Technical Report TR-2245-ENV.  May 2004

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