AWARDS / EDUCATION

M.Sc. McMaster University

B.Sc. University of Guelph

 

Danielle Milani

Biologist - Freshwater Invertebrate Toxicity Assessments

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH

Biological assessments of contaminated sediment in Great Lakes Areas of Concern

  • Coordinating and implementing biological assessments in Great Lakes AOCs for the Great Lakes Program
  • Investigating toxicity and bioaccumulation of priority compounds in spiked sediment exposures
  • Examining the bioaccumulation of organic compounds in resident benthic invertebrates in AOCs

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Richman, L., and D. Milani. 2010. Temporal Trends in Near-Shore Sediment Contaminant Concentrations in the St. Clair River and Potential Long-term Implications for Fish Tissue Concentrations. Journal of Great Lakes Research (2010) 36: 722-735.

Milani, D., and L.C. Grapentine. 2010. St. Marys River Biologcial Assessment 2008: East of Bellevue Park and Lake George Channel. WSTD Contribution No. 10-069.

Norwood, W.P, T. Watson-Leung and D. Milani. 2009. Impacts of Zn-spiked Sediment on four Invertebrates: Implications for the Canadian Sediment Quality Guideline. WSTD Contribution No. 09-048.

Milani, D., and L.C. Grapentine. 2009. Benthic Conditions in the St. Lawrence River at Cornwall, 2007. WSTD Contribution No. 09-555.

Milani, D., and L.C. Grapentine. 2009. Benthic Conditions in the Jackfish Bay Area of Concern 2008. WSTD Contribution No. 09-541.

Milani, D., and L.C. Grapentine. 2008. Assessment of sediment dioxin/furan and dioxin-like PCB contamination and biological impacts in the lower Trent River. WSTD Contribution No. 08-503.

Riba, I., T.A. DelValls, T.B. Reyoldson, and D. Milani. 2006. Sediment quality in Rio Guadiamar (SW, Spain) after a tailing dam collapse: Contamination, toxicity and bioavailability. Environment International 32: 891-900.

Gillis P.L., T.B. Reynoldson, D.G Dixon, and D. Milani. 2005. Assessing Metal Bioavailability After a Mine Tailings Spill with Metallothionein-Like Protein and Tissue Metal Concentrations in T. tubifex. In: Del Valls T.A., Blasco, J. eds. Integrated assessment and management of the ecosystems affected by the Aznalcóllar mining spill (SW Spain). IOC/ICAM/UNESCO Technical Report. pp. 145-152.

Reynoldson T.B., and D. Milani. 2005. Sediment Toxicity in the Rio Guadiamar (Spain) after a Tailings Dam Collapse. In: Del Valls T.A., Blasco, J. eds. Integrated assessment and management of the ecosystems affected by the Aznalcóllar mining spill (SW Spain). IOC/ICAM/UNESCO Technical Report. pp. 153-161.

Milani, D., T.B. Reynoldson, U. Borgmann, and J. Kolasa. 2003.  The relative sensitivity of four benthic invertebrates to metals in spiked-sediment exposures and application tocontaminated field sediment.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 22: 845-854.

Grapentine, L.C., J. Anderson, D. Boyd, G.A. Burton, C. DeBarros, G. Johnson, C. Marvin, D.  Milani, S. Painter, T. Pascoe, T. Reynoldson, L. Richman, K. Solomon, and P.M. Chapman. 2002. A decision making framework for sediment assessment developed for the Great Lakes. Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess. 8: 1641 – 1655.

Reynoldson, T.B., S.P. Thompson, and D. Milani.  2002. Integrating Multiple Toxicological Endpoints in a Decision-Making Framework for Contaminated Sediments Hum. Ecol. Risk Assess. 8: 1569 – 1584.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Ecology
     Aquatic Ecosystems
          Toxicity
Nature & Wildlife
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Macroinvertebrates
Water
     Freshwater
          Aquatic organisms
     Great Lakes
          Sediments
     Sediment
          Contaminants
     Water Quality
          Bioaccumulation/biomagnification
          Bioassays, biomarkers
          Sediments