Andrew Child

Post-Doctoral Researcher   return to map   return to student search


Post Falls, ID (Kootenai County)


University of Idaho
Post-Doctoral fellow
Environmental Science

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Funded by EPSCoR Award:

MILES | IIA-1301792

Research Location(s):

Lake Coeur d'Alene Watershed

COUNTIES:  Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT(S):  District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, District 7

Research Statement:

I want to use my understanding of biological and chemical relationships within aquatic ecosystems to utilize, protect, and restore aquatic ecosystems. I am interested in furthering aquatic research to maximize the quantity and quality of clean water for both human needs and natural ecosystem services. By training, I am an applied environmental ecologist, and am very interested in biological and chemical interactions within aquatic ecosystems. During my tenure as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Idaho-Coeur d'Alene, I investigated the potential biological induced release of heavy metal smelting waste from Lake Coeur d'Alene sediments under anoxic conditions induced by an artificially simulated algal bloom.

Research Impact:

The Lake Coeur d'Alene laboratory sediment core study addressed the potential complex interactions between and impacts from 1) decades of heavy metal smelting wastes, 2) global climate change, and 3) anthropogenic induced eutrophication within Lake Coeur d'Alene, and the potential impacts and consequences these changes could have on the surrounding communities that are driven by tourism.