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Pat Schoff, Ph.D., Research Associate

Position and Focus

Current research is focusing on ecological toxicology with a specific focus on the prairie pothole region of the Midwest identifying amphibian indicators of ecosystem health.


Postdoctoral Institute for Enzyme Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982-86
Ph.D., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, 1982
B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1976

Current Publications

  • Allan, J David, McIntyre, Peter B, Smith, Sigrid D P, Halpern, Benjamin S, Boyer, Gregory L, Buchsbaum, Andy, Burton, G A, Campbell, Linda M, Chadderton, W Lindsay, Ciborowski, Jan J H, Doran, Patrick J, Eder, Tim, Infante, Dana M, Johnson, Lucinda B, Joseph, Christine A, Marino, Adrienne L, Prusevich, Alexander, Read, Jennifer G, Rose, Joan B, Rutherford, Edward S Sowa, Scott P & Steinman, Alan D. 2013. Joint analysis of stressors and ecosystem services to enhance restoration effectiveness.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(January):372--7.
  • Rohr, J R, Schotthoefer, A M, Raffel, T R, Carrick, H J, Halstead, N, Hoverman, J T, Johnson, C M, Johnson, L B, Lieske, C, Piwoni, M D Schoff, P K & Beasley, V R. 2008. Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species. Nature 455:1235--1239.
  • Brooks, R P, Patil, G P, Fei, S, Gitelman, A I Myers, W L & Reavie, E D. 2007. The next generation of ecological indicators of wetland condition. Ecohealth 4:176--178.
  • Schoff, P K & Ankley, G T. 2004. Effects of methoprene, its metabolites, and breakdown products on retinoid-activated pathways in transfected cell lines. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 23:1305--1310.
  • Schoff, P K, Johnson, C M, Schotthoefer, A M, Murphy, J E, Lieske, C, Cole, R A Johnson, L B & Beasley, V R. 2003. Prevalence of skeletal and eye malformations in frogs from north-central United States: estimations based on collections from randomly selected sites. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39:510--521.
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    Gonadal Deformities in Smallmouth Bass as Indicators of Endocrine Disruption in the St. Louis River Estuary