Medicating the environment


Chemical pollution disrupts the balance of ecosystems, threatening the health of humans and wildlife everywhere. As one area of emerging concern, vast quantities of drugs taken by humans and animals are starting to make their way into rivers, lakes, and even drinking water.

Dr Bob Wong will discuss current research highlighting the behavioural responses of aquatic organisms to pharmaceutical contaminants, and the ecological and evolutionary impacts that these disturbances engender.

"Medicating the environment: Behavioural and ecological impacts of pharmaceutical pollution on wildlife" on Day 1 of the official VicWater Annual Conference program this September.