Nriagu Lab - Trace Metals, Human Health and the Environment
Prof. Nriagu's research and teaching programs center around three main issues: (i) sources, behavior, fate and effects of metals in the natural and contaminated environments; (ii) environmental justice and disproportionate exposure of communities to environmental pollutants; and (iii) environmental health problems in the developing countries. His work includes applied laboratory and field studies and has led to 28 books (authored/edited) and over 250 published articles. He is listed (http://isihighlycited.com) as one of the most cited scientists in the fields of Environmental Studies and Ecology. He has been the Director of the Environmental Health Program since 1996, and is also affiliated with the Center for Human Growth & Development (as a Research Scientist) and has been active in a number of community-based organizations. Before joining the Department in 1993, he was a research scientist with Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario. Prof. Nriagu is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Science of the Total Environment (one of the largest environmental science journals in the world with 54 issues a year) and the editor of book series published by Wiley-Interscience (New York) and Elsevier Science (Amsterdam). In 1987, he was awarded the first ever meritorious Doctor of Science degree by any Nigerian university for his work in environmental biogeochemistry. Prof. Nriagu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His other awards include Senior Fulbright Fellowship and the Miroslav Medal of the Royal Society of Canada.
Relevant links:- Science of Total Environment : http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scitotenv.- Encyclopedia of Environmental Health : http://www1.elsevier.com/homepage/about/mrwd/nvrn/.