Steven Barrett is an Environmental Toxicologist with over four years of experience in various settings (municipal government, laboratory and consulting). While his focus is on marine and freshwater quality and aquatic ecosystem monitoring, Steven has also modelled corporate carbon emissions and water system demand. He supported teams developing air quality toxicity reference values and water quality site specific screening values for mine sites. Steven’s projects often involve managing and using large datasets comprised of water, sediment, and biological tissue chemistry values requiring a high attention to detail and the use of robust quality assurance and quality control measures.
Steven’s Master of Environmental Toxicology research at Simon Fraser University involved toxicity studies of the effects of anti-sea lice pesticides on non-target marine benthic invertebrates. The anthelminthics of interest included an organophosphate, an oxidizer, and two avermectins. The results of this research were used to guide decisions on pesticide use regulation at Atlantic salmon aquaculture facilities in British Columbia. Steven maintains strong ties to the research community to remain current on developments in his field of aquatic toxicology.
Rain or shine, Steven loves exploring a new hiking trail with his dog at his side.