Aquatic Health Program

Copepod Toxicity Testing

Since 2006, the Aquatic Health Program has maintained a continuous culture of Eurytemora affinis and Pseudodiaptomus forbesi, an important prey species in the San Francisco Estuary. To culture and execute EPA acute and chronic freshwater toxicity tests with copepods.


Photo: Sarah Lesmeister, Ph.D. Candidate

Sarah Lesmeister, Ph.D. Candidate

My research focuses primarily on the non-target effects of pesticides on zooplankton communities in the San Francisco Estuary (SFE).