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Daniel J Cain

M.A., San Jose State University, Biology

Research Interests
My area of research is metal bioaccumulation and effects in aquatic organisms. Specific areas of study include biotic and abiotic factors affecting temporal and spatial variation in metal bioaccumulation, species-specific bioaccumulation strategies, intracellular metal partitioning and speciation, metal detoxification mechanisms, toxicological effects of bioaccumulated metal on individuals and populations, bioavailability of metals associated with mine wastes, and development of aquatic invertebrates as biological monitors.

Selected Publications

Cain, D., Croteau MN & Luoma, SN. 2011. Bioaccumulation dynamics and exposure routes of Cd and Cu among species of aquatic mayflies. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30: 2532-2541

Cain, J.D., Buchwalter, D.B., and Luoma, S.N. (2006) Influence of metal exposure history on the bioaccumulation and subcellular distribution of aqueous cadmium in the insect Hydropsyche californica. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 25: 1042-1049.

Cain, D. J., Luoma, S. N., and Wallace, W. G. (2004). Linking metal bioaccumulation of aquatic insects to their distribution patterns in a mining-impacted river. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23(6), 1463-1473.

Maret, T. R., Cain, D. J., MacCoy, D. E., and Short, T. M., 2003, Response of benthic invertebrate assesmblages to metal exposure and bioaccumulation associated with hard-rock mining in northwestern streams, USA: Journal of the North American Benthological Society, v. 22(4), p. 598-620.

Cain, D. J., and Luoma, S. N., 1990, Influence of seasonal growth, age and environmental exposure on Cu and Ag in a bivalve indicator, Macoma balthica, in San Francisco Bay: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 60, p. 44-45.

Cain, D. J., Luoma, S. N., Carter, J. L., and Fend, S. V., 1992, Aquatic insects as bioindicators of trace element contamination in cobble-bottom river and streams: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 49, p. 2141-2154.

Cain, D J., Luoma SN, 1998, Metal exposures to native populations of the caddisfly Hydropsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) determined from cytosolic and whole body metal exposures: Hydrobiologia, v. 386, p. 103-117.

Cain, D. J., Luoma, S. N., and Axtmann, E. V., 1995, The influence of gut content in aquatic insects on assessments of environmental metal contamination. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 52, p. 2736-2746.

Johansson, C., Cain, D. J., and Luoma, S. N., 1986, Variability in the fractionation of Cu, Ag, and Zn among cytosolic proteins in the bivalve Macoma balthica: Marine Ecology Progress Series, v. 28, p. 87-97.

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Daniel Cain
Daniel Cain
Clark Fork River, Montana
Discharge from mine tailings

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