Seaside, Oregon 97138
Ph.D., 1974, University of Alberta
Faculty-Wright State University-1976 - 2007
Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, 1995-1998
International Education Award.2005. Univ. Center for international Education. Wright State Univ.
Increasingly, harmful algal blooms (HAB's) are being reported worldwide due to several factors, primarily - eutrophication, climate change and more scientific investigation . HAB organisms include those causing: PSP (paralytic shellfish poisoning), DSP (diarrhetic shellfish poisoning), NSP (neurotoxic shellfish poisoning), ASP (amnesic shellfish poisoning) and CTP (cyanobacteria toxin poisoning). All but CTP organisms are mainly a marine occurrence. CTP's occur in freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs throughout the world.
Projects as a Professor Emeritus focus on management and mitigation of harmful cyanobacteria in municipal and recreational water supplies. This includes serving on national and international HAB committees, organization of and participation in workshops and symposia plus advising on HAB issues for local, state, national and international agencies and groups.
Occurrence of Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms Workgroup Report. 2008. Ed. by Anthony Fristachi and James L Sinclair; Workgroup Co-Chairs: James L Sinclair, Sherwood Hall; Workgroup Members1: Julie A Hambrook/Berkman; Greg Boyer; JoAnn Burkholder; John Burns; Wayne Carmichael; Al DuFour; William Frazier; Steve L Morton; Eric O’Brien; Steven Walker. Proceedings of the Interagency, International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms. RTP North Carolina, Sept. 2005. Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology. Vol 619. Springer Science. Pp. 69-102.
Carmichael, W. W. 2008. A world overview — One-hundred twenty-seven years of research on toxic cyanobacteria — Where do we go from here? H. Kenneth Hudnell (ed.): Chapter 4. Proceedings of the Interagency, International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms. RTP North Carolina, Sept. 2005. Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology. Vol. 619, Springer Science. Pp. 99-119.
Lankoff, A., A. Wojcik, H. Lisowska, J. Bialczyk, D. Dziga, W.W. Carmichael. 2007. .No induction of chromosomal aberrations in Cylindrospermopsin-treated CHO-K1 cells without and with metabolic activation. Toxicon. 50:1105-1115.
Hilborn, ED, W.W. Carmichael, R.M. Soares, M. Yuan, J.C. Servaites, A.H. Barton, S.M.F.O Azevedo. 2007. Serologic evaluation of human microcystin exposure. Environmental Toxicology. 22(5):459-463.
Carmichael, W.W., Li, R.H. 2006. Cyanobacteria Toxins in the Salton Sea. Saline Systems. 2:5. http://www.salinesystems.org/content/2/1/5
Carmichael, W.W., Stukenberg, M.C. 2006 Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria). In: Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements 2nd Edition. 2006. Coates, P.M., Blackman, M.R., Cragg, G.M., Levine, M., Moss, J., White, J. (eds.) New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. (a div. of) Taylor and Francis Books.ISBN# 0-8247-5504-9 (paper) ISBN# 0-8247-5503-0 (electronic)