Re: pesticides and reefs

Les Kaufman (lesk at BIO.BU.EDU)
Wed, 10 Jul 1996 10:15:30 -0400

Dear Marcy,

I am leaving for Hawaii on August 3 to work with a colleauge, Dr. Chris
Brown at University of Hawaii, on preliminary experiments dealing with the
effects of endogenous hormones and endocrine disruptors on development of
coral reef fish larvae. Since the work hasn't been done yet, it probably
isn't very helpful. We, on the other hand, would be very interested in
hearing about possible sources of funding!

With my colleague here at BU, Bob Gensemer, we have just (today!)
begun a series of experiments on the limnological effects of endocrine
disruptors in microcosms. I'm sure you will find many people hoping to get
harder data on this issue.

Les Kaufman
Boston University Marine Program
Department of Biology
Boston University
5 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215

e-mail: lesk at
phone: 617-353-5560
fax: 617-353-6340