Please join the Water Research Center in the first presentation of the spring seminar series.  Attendance is free but registration is required.

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 12:00-1:00
Building Tribal-Academic Partnerships to Protect Pacific Salmon from Toxic Urban Stormwater

Stephanie Blair, Ph.D. Candidate

Stephanie Blair and her Advisor, Dr. Jenifer McIntyre, have been investigating the toxicity of urban stormwater, particularly the tire chemical 6PPD-Quinone, to Pacific Salmon. Stephanie will discuss how this chemical affects Coho and Chinook salmon. She will also touch on her collaborative work on the issue.

Stephanie Blair is a Ph.D. Candidate in WSU’s School of the Environment. She is studying the toxic effects of urban stormwater runoff on Pacific salmon. Stephanie is an enrolled member of Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan and Nome Eskimo Community in Alaska. She is an affiliate of WSU’s Center for Native American Research and Collaboration (CNRC). Through her work, Stephanie aims to center tribal sovereignty, cultural resilience and building tribal-academic partnerships in stormwater toxicology.

See the recording here