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T. Peter Lowe                     

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
11510 American Holly Drive
Laurel, MD 20708-4017

 

Telephone: 301-497-5705

Fax: 301-497-5744

Email: Peter_Lowe@USGS.GOV 

Emeritus Biologist/Volunteer

Primary Responsibilities: 
Retired

Education/Training: 
BS, Montana State College, 1960, fish and wildlife management.

MS, George Washington University, 1967, biology, emphasis on invertebrate zoology and paleontology

PhD., University of Rhode Island, 1975, zoology, emphasis estuarine fish physiology

Areas of Expertise/Interest: aquatic ecology, contaminant ecology, aquatic invertebrate and fish biology

Past Projects: 
Toxicity of the mosquito larvicites Abate (Temephos). Altosid (Methoprene), and BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis) on the leaf-eating beetle (Galerucella spp.) used to control purple loosestrife.

Responses of mud fiddler crabs (Uca pugnax), food organisms of wading birds, to mosquito control larvicides. 

Assessing reconstructed depressional wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic States.

Publications/Products:
Lowe T.P., Day D.D. (accepted) Metal concentrations in zebra mussels and sediments from embayments and riverine environments of eastern Lake Erie, southern Lake Ontario, and the Niagara River. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 

Pinkney A.E., McGowan P.C., Murphy D.R., Lowe T.P., Sparling D.W. 2000. Effects of the mosquito larvicides temephos and methoprene on insect populations in experimental ponds. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 19:678-684. 

Pinkney A.E., McGowan P.C., Murphy D.R., Lowe T.P., Sparling D.W., Meredith W.H. 1999. Effects of temephos (abate® 4E) on fiddler crabs (Uca pugnax and Uca minax) on a Delaware salt marsh. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 15:321-329.

Sparling D.W., Lowe T.P. 1998. Metal concentrations in aquatic macrophytes as influenced by soil and acidification. Water, Air, Soil. Pollut. 108:203-221. 

Sparling, D.W., Lowe T.P. 1996. Environmental hazards of aluminum to plants, invertebrates, fish and wildlife. Rev. Environ. Contamin. Toxicol. 145.  127 pp.

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