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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Michael J. Hooper

Superfund Research Program

Michael J. Hooper

Texas Tech University
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health
PO Box 41163
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1163
Phone: 806-885-0229
Fax: 806-885-2132


Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

Anaconda Co. Smelter

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Carson River Mercury Site

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Ciba-Giegy Corp.(McIntosh Plant)

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Geiger Site

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Olin Corporation

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Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (USDOE)

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  • Anderson JA, Hooper MJ, Zak JC, Cox SB. 2009. Molecular and functional assessment of bacterial community convergence in metal-amended soils. Microb Ecol 58(1):10-22. doi:10.1007/s00248-008-9467-7 PMID:19030917


  • Cobb GP, Moore AW, Rummel KT, Adair BM, McMurry ST, Hooper MJ. 2007. Mercury and methylmercury accumulation and excretion in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) receiving chronic doses of methylmercury. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 52(3):441-449. doi:10.1007/s00244-006-0006-6 PMID:17364240


  • Reynolds KD, Schwarz MS, McFarland CA, McBride TJ, Adair BM, Strauss RE, Cobb GP, Hooper MJ, McMurry ST. 2006. Northern pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) as biomonitors of environmental metal contamination. Environ Toxicol Chem 25(2):458-469. PMID:16519307


  • McBride TJ, Smith JP, Gross HP, Hooper MJ. 2004. Blood lead and ALAD activity levels of migratory Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) in the southern Rocky Mountains. Journal of Raptor Research 38(2):118-124.


  • Adair BM, McBride TJ, Hooper MJ, Cobb GP. 2003. Trophic Transport of Metals in Birds: Birds as Indicators of Exposure and Effect. In: Chemicals in the Environment: Fate, Impacts, and Remediation. ACS Symposium Series, Washington, DC. pp.321-339.
  • Barrus H, Srinouanprachanh SL, Hooper MJ, Cobb GP, Kavanagh TJ. 2003. Metallothionein and glutamate-cysteine ligase gene expression in metal-exposed small mammals. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), March 9-13, 2003. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Wireman JR, Hooper MJ, Porter RC. 2003. Ecological risk assessment within the US Department of Defense. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal 9(6):1561-1579.


  • Trust KA, Rummel KT, Scheuhammer AM, Brisbin LI, Hooper MJ. 2000. Contaminant exposure and biomarker response in spectacled eiders (Somateria fischeri) from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 38(1):107-113.


  • Johnson KA, Hooper MJ, Weisskopf CP. 1996. Use of passive sampling devices (PSDs) to determine soil contaminant concentrations. In: Proceedings of the Pacific Basin Conference on Hazardous Waste, November 4-8, 1996, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. East-West Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp.517-526.
  • Rummel KT, Akins JM, Dickerson RL, Hooper MJ. 1996. Porphyrin profile alterations from subchronic 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin exposure in non-traditional laboratory species. Organohalogen Compounds 29:257-261.


  • Gard NW, Hooper MJ. 1995. An assessment of the hazards of pesticides and environmental contaminants to neotropical migratory birds. In: The Status and Management of Neotropical Birds. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. pp.294-310.


  • Dickerson RL, Hooper MJ, Gard NW, Cobb GP, Kendall RJ. 1994. Toxicological foundations of ecological risk assessment: Biomarker development and interpretation based on laboratory and wildlife species. Environ Health Perspect 102(Suppl12):65-69. PMID:7713037
  • Hooper MJ, LaPoint TW. 1994. Contaminant effects in the environment: Their use in waste site assessment. Cent Eur J Public Health 2:65-69. PMID:7697047
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