Dr. Boris Jovanovic

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boris Jovanovic

Dr Jovanovic's main research focus is in the area of Nanotoxicology and Aquatic Ecotoxicology. Primarily he is interested in non-soluble suspended materials of anthropogenic origin - mainly nanoparticles and microplastics and their effects on the environment. Research program involves four main lines of investigation.

1) Monitoring microplastics pollution in the aquatic environment

2) Outdoor aquatic mesocosms studies with nanoparticles and microplastics exposure

3) Benthic aquatic macroinvertebrates community toxicology.

4) Chironomids (Chironomus) and fruit fly (Drosophila) as bioindicators of nanoparticles/microplastics exposure.

Past interests include effects of nanoparticles on fish disease resistance and immunotoxicology.

Teaching:

Ecology 312 every Fall

Marine Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics 375 every Spring

Area of Expertise: 
Ecotoxicology
Aquatic Toxicology
Nanotoxicology
Education: 
B.S., Biology and Ecology, University of Nis, 2006
PhD, Toxicology and Fisheries Biology, Iowa State University, 2011
Contact
515-294-3421
243 Bessey Hall 2020 Osborn Dr
Ames
IA
50011-1031