Researcher Profile

Victor Clulow

Job Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
Employer: Laurentian University
Place of Birth: Cockermouth, Cumberland, UK.
Public School attended: Darlington Junior School, UK
High School attended: Queen Elizabeth I Grammar School, Darlington, UK
Further Education: Durham University, UK (B.Sc. - Zoology), University of Ottawa (M.Sc. - 1964; Ph.D. - 1967), University of Oxford (PDF - 1968).
Geographic focus of research: Northern Ontario, Venezuela.

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am working to understand the behaviour of radionuclides in the environment and within organisms, especially fish. Levels, movements, accumulation, and effects of radionuclides associated with the substantial radioactive wastes, produced by thirty years of Uranium extraction at Elliot Lake, are being examined with the long-term aim of quantifying biological risks to biota (including man) in the area. Knolwedge of radionuclide levels in related components of the ecosystem has allowed calculation of concentration ratios (parameters used in transfer models) useful for indicating bioaccumulation in the ecosystem, and may permit future quantitative examination of trophic relations currently unamenable to study.

E-mail:
fvclulow@nickel.laurentian.ca
Website:
www.laurentian.ca/biology/clulow.html

Recent Publications:

Clulow, F.V., N.K. Davé, T.P. Lim, and R. Avadhanula. 1998. Radionuclides (Lead-210, Polonium-210, Thorium-230, and -232) and Thorium and Uranium in water, sediments, and fish from lakes near the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Pollution 99: 199-213.

Clulow, F.V., N..K. Davé, T.P. Lim, and R. Avadhanula. 1998. Radium-226 in water, sediments, and fish from lakes near the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. Environmental Pollution 99: 13-28.

Pyle, G.G., and F.V. Clulow. 1998. Radionuclide equilibria between the aquatic environment and fish tissues. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 40: 59-74.

Pyle, G., and F.V. Clulow. 1997. Non-linear radionuclide transfer from the aquatic environment to fish. Health Physics 73: 488-493.

Clulow, F.V., and G.G. Pyle. 1997. Radium-226 equilibrium between water and lake herring, Coregonus artedii, tissues attained within fish lifetime: confirmation in this species of one assumption in the simple linear concentration factor model. Environmental Pollution 96: 75-78.