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Dr. Anne F.

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  • Degree: PhD - Veterinary Science
    School: University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Class of 1985
  • Degree: MS - Veterinary Science
    School: University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Class of 1982
  • Degree: DVM
    School: University of California - Davis
    Class of 1980
  • Degree: BS - Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
    School: University of California - Davis
    Class of 1976


  • Certified Wildlife Biologist
  • SETAC Fellow
  • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification


  • Philomath, OR

Bio in brief...

I'm a Principal Scientist (retired) in Exponent’s Ecological Sciences practice. I'm an expert in ecological risk assessment, wildlife toxicology and disease, and chemical regulatory science in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

I've conducted ecological risk assessments in the United States and abroad at sites contaminated with metals and organic chemicals; investigated causes of wildlife die-offs; assisted with pesticide registration review; and has served as an expert witness on pesticide- and metals-related legal cases.

I spent 13 years as a research scientist at the EPA, and wrote agency guidance for ecological risk assessment of metals. During more than 20 years as an expert consultant, I wrote similar guidance documents for the California EPA and the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, and contributed to the development of ecologically-based soil standards in the United States and Canada.

I've published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and served on numerous scientific committees, expert panels, and scientific journal editorial boards. These included EPA science advisory panels for endocrine disruptors and pesticide testing guidelines; committees and boards for the National Academy of Sciences and European Research Council review panels; and a science advisory panel for the state of Utah to set a site-specific standard for the Great Salt Lake.

I've also served as President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Wildlife Disease Association, and the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and was an adjunct Professor at Oregon State University for 30 years.

I have expertise as an ecological risk assessor, working on contaminated site assessments and registration of chemicals and pesticides. My primary focus is on wildlife health and toxicology, but also have significant expertise in aquatic systems. I also am very familiar with environmental and wildlife regulatory rule, laws and systems in the U.S., Europe and Canada. I have worked in government (EPA), as a consultant to governments and to industry/business, and as an expert witness for lawyers involved in environmental suits.