Developing models (Quantitative Ion Character-Activity Relationships or QICARs) that predict metal toxicity based on metal ion-ligand binding chemistry.

Improving current methods of predicting lethal effects by applying time-to-event methods. This approach allows both exposure duration and intensity (concentration or dose) to be fully included in predictions of effect.

Improving methods currently used in ecotoxicology for measuring bioavailability.

Challenging the current explanation for the probit method (log normal model) as applied in ecotoxicology.

Generating trophic transfer-based models of mercury movement in aquatic and terrestrial environments.

Improving environmental decisions by inclusion of Bayesian inference and exclusion of invalid, classical statistical methods.