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Jeff Erikson M.S., M.P.E.C.

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Jeff Erikson M.S., M.P.E.C.

Associate Professor of Biology

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jerikson@messiah.edu

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717-796-1800, ext. 7093

Interest and areas of expertise

Aquatic Sciences

Water quality and ecotoxicology

Education
  • M.S., Shippensburg University
  • M.E.P.C., The Pennsylvania State University
Classes I teach

BIOL 382 Microbiology for the Health Profession

BIOL 258 Human Biology

BIOL 363 Aquatic Zoology

GIS 245 Introductin to Geographic Information Systems

Profile

Water is essential to all living organisms and protecting water resources is vital.   I perform biomonitoring using macroinvertebrates to determine the health of streams.  I enjoy macroinvertebrate and fish taxonomic work. Other interests are microbiological testing and GIS analytics.

Research

Microbiological

Water quality projects focusing on Pennsylvania waterways relating to ecosystem and human health:

Cedar Run

Dogwood Run