Expert Dr. Will Clements


Dr. Will Clements
Department of fishery and Wildlife Biology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Dr. Clements is a professor in the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University. He received his M.S. degree from Florida State University and his doctorate from Virginia Tech, under the direction of Dr. John Cairns, Jr. His Ph.D. study assessed community responses to heavy metal pollution. He received postdoctoral training at Miami University where he investigated the fate and effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediments. Dr. Clements' primary areas of research interest are in aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on the effects of contaminants on aquatic communities. Dr. Clements is currently involved in research projects investigating: 1) recovery of streams from heavy pollution; 2) development and validation of in situ methods for assessing effects of contaminants; 3) the effects of fire disturbance on watersheds in Bandelier National Monument, NM; and 4) interactions between heavy metals and global atmospheric stressors (climate change, UVB radiation, acidification) in headwater streams. Clements is an associate editor for the Journal of the North American Benthological Society. At CSU Clements teaches courses in ecology, experimental design, and ecotoxicology.