Participating Faculty

John Stark

John Stark

Department:WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, WSU Puyallup
Credentials:1987 - Ph.D., University of Hawaii - Entomology/Pesticide Ecotoxicology
Mailing Address:Ecotoxicology Program
WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center
2606 W. Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998
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Research Interests

John Stark is the Director of the Washington Stormwater Center. Additionally, John is a Professor and runs the Ecotoxicology Program at WSU Puyallup. . He is also a member of the Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel.  John’s research deals with protection of endangered species and ecological risk assessment of pollutants with particular emphasis on the effects of pollutants on salmon and their food. Recent projects involve determination of the effects of polluted stormwater runoff on salmon, zebra fish, and aquatic invertebrate health. John has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, numerous book chapters, and a book on ecological risk assessment entitled “Demographic Toxicity: Methods in Ecological Risk Assessment”. 

Research Summary

* Development of hazard/risk assessment for aquatic organisms inhabiting rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest, including
   salmon and the invertebrates that they feed on as well as biological control organisms inhabiting agricultural ecosystems. 
* Effects of pesticides on endangered butterfly species
* Ecotoxicology of pesticides and other toxicants in aquatic and agricultural ecosystems
* Demographic toxicology and modeling impacts on populations.
* Tephritid fruit fly population ecology and control

Research Publications

Banks J, Vargas R, Ackleh A, Stark JD. 2017. Sublethal effects in pest management: a surrogate species perspective on fruit fly control. Insects 8, 78; doi:10.3390/insects8030078

Knappenberger T, Jayakaran AD, Stark JD, Hinman, C. 2017. Monitoring Porous Asphalt Stormwater Infiltration and Outflow. Journal of Irrigation & Drainage Engineering 143(8): 04017027

Stark JD, Banks JE. 2016. Developing demographic toxicity data: Optimizing effort for predicting population outcomes in ecotoxicology. PeerJ 4:e2067; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2067

McIntyre J, Edmunds R, Redig M, Mudrock E, Davis J, Incardona J, Stark JD, Scholz N. 2016. Confirmation of stormwater bioretention treatment effectiveness using molecular indicators of cardiovascular toxicity in developing fish. Environmental Science and Technology 50:1561-1569. 

McIntyre J, Edmunds R, Anulacion B, Davis J, Incardona J, Stark JD, Scholz N. 2016. Severe coal tar sealcoat runoff toxicity to fish is prevented by bioretention filtration. Environmental Science and Technology 50:1570-1578. 

Banks HT, Banks JE, Everett RA, Stark JD. 2016. An adaptive feedback methodology for determining information content in population studies. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 13:653-671. 

Guedes RNC, Smagghe G, Stark JD, Desneux N. 2016. Pesticidal Stress in Arthropod Pests for Optimized Integrated Pest Management Programs. Ann.  Review of Entomology 61:43-62.