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M.Sc. Statistics, Simon Fraser University

B.Sc. Chemistry, University of British Columbia

 

Jen-ni Kuo

Senior Scientist - Water quality surveillance, assessment and reporting on priority ecosystems

Douglas Jung Building (Vancouver, BC)

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Conducting surveillance projects to assess presence of current and emerging issues in the aquatic environment and the effects of activities on the aquatic ecosystem

  • Conducting surveillance projects to measure levels of contaminants, including pesticides, in aquatic ecosystem
  • Assessing presence and effects of current and emerging issues in the aquatic environment and ecosystem
  • Reporting ecosystem change and the state of environmental quality

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Workshop and session organization, e.g., annual "EC P&Y Pesticide Information Exchange Workshop" (from 1995 to 2007); annual "British Columbia Wireworm Task Force" (from 2002 to 2006)

Planning, coordinating and conducting scientific projects with multi-stakeholders including field and laboratory

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Environmental Chemistry

Kuo J, Soon AY, Garrett C, Wan MTK, Pasternak JP. 2012. Agricultural pesticide residues of farm runoff in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. J Environ Sci and Health, Part B 47(4): 250-261.

Kuo J, Mcpherson B, Soon A, Pasternak J, Garrett C. 2010. Environmental concentrations of methoprene and its transformation products after the treatment of Altosid® XR Briquets in the city of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Environ Toxicol Chem 29(10): 2200-2205.

Wan MT, Kuo J, McPherson B, Pasternak J. 2006. Triazine and Metolachlor Herbicide Residues in Farm Areas of the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. J. Environ. Sci. and Health, Part B Vol. 41(6), pp. 855-867.

Wan MT, Kuo J, McPherson B, Pasternak J. 2006. Agricultural Pesticide Residues in Farm Ditches of the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. J. Environ. Sci. and Health, Part B Vol. 41(5), pp. 647-669.

Wan MT, Kuo J, Pasternak J. 2005. Residues of endosulfan and other selected organochlorine pesticides in farm areas of the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. J Environ Qual 34(4): 1186-1193.

Furtula V, Kuo J. 2004. Analysis of herbicide Krovar I by liquid chromatography with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry. J Environ Sci and Health, Part B 39(2): 249-261.

Statistics

Berger GW, Lockhart RA, Kuo J. 1987. Regression and error analysis applied to dose response curves in thermoluminescence dating. Nuclear Tracks Radiat Meas 13(4): 177-184.

Kuo JN. 1986. Statistical analysis of partial bleaching method of thermoluminescence dating of sedimentary rock. MSc. Thesis.

Toxicology

Kuo J, Buday C, vanAggelen G, Ikonomou MG, Pasternak J. 2010. Acute toxicity of emamectin benzoate and its desmethyl metabolite to Eohaustorius estuarius. Environ Toxicol Chem 29(8): 1816-1820.

Wan MT, Buday C, Schroeder G, Kuo J, Pasternak J. 2006. Toxicity to Daphnia magna, Hyalella azteca, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and Rana catesbeiana of atrazine, metolachlor, simazine, and their formulated products. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 76(1):52-58.

Wan MT, Kuo J, Buday C, Schroeder G, vanAggelen G, Pasternak J. 2005. Toxicity of a-, b- (a+b)-endosulfan and their formulated and degradation products to Daphnia magna, Hyalella azteca, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus kisutch, and biological implications in streams. Environ Toxicol Chem 24(5): 1146-1154.

Stroh J, Wan MT, Isman MB, Moul DJ. 1998. Evaluation of the acute toxicity to juvenile pacific coho salmon and rainbow trout of some plant essential oils, a formulated product, and the carrier. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 60(6):923-930.

Internal Reports

Kuo J. 2011.Data Quality Assurance Plan for Water Quality Monitoring Program. Internal program report. under review.

Kuo J. 2011. 2010 Data Quality Assurance Report of Water Quality Monitoring Program, Pacific and Yukon. Internal program report.

Stroh (Kuo) J., 1996 to 2007. Annual EC PYR Pesticide Information Exchange Workshop Proceedings.  Environmental Protection Regional report. 

Kuo J, 2010. Data quality assurance tools for Water Quality Monitoring. SETAC North America 30th Annual Meeting.

Kuo J, Eberhard S. 2009. Presence of pesticide residues from selected transboundary rivers in southern British Columbia. SETAC North America 29th Annual Meeting.

Stroh J, Wan MT, Isman MB, Moul DJ. 1998. Evaluation of the acute toxicity to juvenile pacific coho salmon and rainbow trout of some plant essential oils, a formulated product, and the carrier. Applied Sciences and the Environment 98.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Ecology
     Aquatic Ecosystems
          Pollutants
Water
     Water Quality
          Surveillance
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