Alan Kolok, Ph.D.
Professor of Ecotoxicology; Director Emeritus, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
PhD. Environmental Biology
MS Fisheries Science
- Citizen Science
- Water and Public Health
- Invertebrates as environmental sentinels
- Environmental Epidemiology
Foster, M. and A.S. Kolok. 2022. Idaho’s economic climate change assessment. Water Resources IMPACT. 24: (5) 31-33.
Perfetti-Bolaño, A., K. Muñoz, A.S, Kolok, A. Araneda and R.O. Barra. 2022. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in Antarctic coastal waters. Science of the Total Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158116
Joseph, N., J. Sangster, M. Topping, S. Bartelt-Hunt and A.S. Kolok. 2022. Evaluating the impact of turbidity, precipitation, and land use on nutrient levels and atrazine concentrations in Illinois surface water as determined by citizen scientists. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.158081
Joseph, N., T. Libunao, Bartelt-Hunt, S., Propper, C., Herrmann, E., Bell, J. and A.S. Kolok. 2022.. Chemical Toxicants in Water: A Workshop regarding GeoHealth in the context of Climate Change. GeoHealth. doi/10.1029/2022GH000675
Joseph, N., Propper, C. R., Goebel, M., Henry, S., Roy, I., & Kolok, A. S. 2022. Investigation of relationships between the geospatial distribution of cancer incidence and estimated pesticide use in the U.S. West. GeoHealth, 6, e2021GH000544. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GH000544
Banan, A., A. Forouharmehr, M. R. Kalbassi, M. Esmaeilbeigi, M. Bahmani, M.Y. Sadati, ; A.S. Kolok, and E.G. Rogan. 2022. Salinity gradients can exacerbate the genotoxicity and bioaccumulation of silver nanoparticles in fingerling Persian sturgeon (Acipenser persicus), an ancient ecological model in the Caspian Sea. Regional Studies in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2022.102264
Joseph, N. and A.S. Kolok. 2022. Assessment of pediatric cancer and its relationship to environmental contaminants: A case study in Idaho. GeoHealth 6 (3) https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GH000548.
Ouattara, B, J. Puvvula, A. Abadi, S. Munde, A.S. Kolok, S. Bartelt-Hunt, J.E. Bell and E. Rogan. 2022. Geospatial distribution of age-adjusted incidence of the three major types of pediatric cancers and waterborne agrichemicals in Nebraska. GeoHealth. 6 (2) http://doi.org/10.1029/2021GH000419.
Ochoa-Cueva, P., J. Arteaga, A. Arévalo and A.S. Kolok. 2022. A Potential Pesticides Exposure Index PPEI, for developing countries: Applied in an Ecuadorian Transboundary Basin. Environmental Assessment and Management. 18 (1) 187-197. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.4470
Puvvula, J.; Bartelt-Hunt,S.L.; Ouattara, B.S.; Kolok, A.S.; Bell, J.E.; Rogan, E.G. 2021. Association between
Aqueous Atrazine and Pediatric Cancer in Nebraska. Water 2021, 13, 2727.
Schoenfuss H.L., Propper C.R., Kolok A.S., Forbes P.B.C. 2021. Terra (Aqua) Incognita: Knowledge gaps in global ecotoxicology. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5159
Joseph, N., E. Winford, J. Sprinkle, J. Lucas, R. Findley, M. Strickland, N. Vishwanath and A.S. Kolok. 2021. Relationships among fecal coliforms, the location of cattle in a mixed-land-use rangeland watershed and microbial source tracking markers. Water Research. 194. 116921.
Topping, M and Kolok, A. 2021. Assessing the Accuracy of Nitrate Concentration Data for Water Quality Monitoring Using Visual and Cell Phone Quantification Methods. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 6(1): 5, pp. 1–9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.346
Snow, D.D., P. Chakraborty, B. Uralbekov, N. Nurpeisov, B. Satybaldiev, J.B. Sallach, Z. Shalabayev, L.M. Thornton, G.S. Nystrom, A.S. Kolok, M.K. Rakestraw, S.B. Bartelt-Hunt, and M.K. Sellin Jeffries. 2020. Reconnaissance study of agrichemicals and ecological conditions in the SyrDarya: A freshwater supply for the Aral Sea. Water Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.116141
Montory, M., E. Habit, P. Fernandez, J. Grimalt, A. Kolok, J. Ferrer, R. Barra. 2020. Biotransport of persistent organic pollutants in the southern hemisphere by exotic Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the rivers of northern Chilean Patagonia, a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Environment International. doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105803
2022 Fulbright Scholar, University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
2014-2017 Isaacson Professorship of Research. University of Nebraska at Omaha.
2012 Excellence in Research Award. University of Nebraska at Omaha.
2011 Excellence in Research Award. College of Arts and Sciences. University of Nebraska at Omaha.
2010 The Kelley Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Activity Award. University of Nebraska
2008 Research Innovation Award, UNeMed. University of Nebraska Medical Center.
2023 Thriving Earth Exchange Community Scientist, Duck Hill, Mississippi
2022 Thriving Earth Exchange, Community Scientist, North Navajo Nation
2020 – present U.S. EPA, Region 10, The Crayfish Mercury Project