December 2, 2022

Frankel, UMW Co-Authors Publish in Prestigious Scientific Journal

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel and co-authors Associate Professor Leanna Giancarlo and Professor Ben Kisila, both of the Department of Chemistry and Physics; Professor of Math Debra Hydorn; and recent graduate Catherine Crowell ’22 published an article in Chemosphere based on research conducted at the University of Mary Washington. Titled “Investigating the potential impacts of coal ash runoff on the freshwater Seminole ramshorn snail (Planorbella duryi) under laboratory conditions,” this work identifies the potential impacts of a high volume of industrial waste on the survival, behavior, embryonic development and growth of a common freshwater snail. With an impact factor of 8.943 and CiteScore of 11.8, Chemosphere is one of the most competitive ecotoxicology journals that requires a high level of novelty, significance and impact in accepted papers. Support for the project was provided by the UMW Undergraduate Research Grant Program and a Morris Animal Foundation First Award Wildlife Grant (D22ZO-308). Read the article.

Frankel Receives $50,000 FMC Research Award

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel  is the winner of a 2022 FMC New Investigator Award of $50,000 for his research on sub-lethal effects on aquatic invertebrates. FMC praised Dr. Frankel’s work with undergrad students in his research.

Frankel Receives Prestigious First Award Wildlife Grant by Morris Animal Foundation

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tyler Frankel has been awarded a $92,037 First Award Wildlife Grant by the Morris Animal Foundation. Designed to assist early career scientists in establishing a successful research program, the funds from this award will support an intensive two-year project examining the impacts of Virginia coal ash repositories on freshwater wetlands using cutting-edge toxicology and environmental DNA (eDNA) methods. Included in the grant are Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Ben Kisila and Associate Professor of Chemistry Leanna Giancarlo, who will serve as faculty mentors.