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Itzick Vatnick PhD, MAT


  • PhD Comparative Animal Physiology 1993

    SUNY Binghamton

  • MS Animal Science 1986

    University of Vermont (VT)

  • MAT Arts of Teaching 1990

    SUNY College--Cortland (NY)

  • AAS Dairy Herd and Farm Management 1986

    Vermont Technical College

  • BIOL 401 Physiological Ecology of Extreme Environments: Life at the Edge

  • BIOL 325 Human Physiology

  • BIOL 165 Ways of Knowing

My research interests range from microclimates and tree phenology in the Peruvian Amazon to influence of environmental pollutants, especially herbicides, on aquatic invertebrates and amphibians among several other topics. I am collaborating with colleagues at Widener, Swarthmore College, The Wetlands Institute in NJ, Mitrani Desert Ecology Institute in Sede Boquer, Israel, and the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Presently I work with mice, hamsters, turtles, frogs, and crayfish. Doing research and travelling abroad with our students is what really makes me tick.

Selected Awards

  • Arts and Sciences Research Award, 2013

  • State University of New York Binghamton, Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992

  • Project Kaleidoscope, Faculty for the 21st century (F21), 1997

Selected Publications

  • Brodkin, M.A., Madhoun, H., Rameswaran, M., & Vatnick, I. (2007). Atrazine is an immune disruptor in adult northern leopard frogs (Rana pipiens). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 26(1), 80–84.

  • Frontera, J.L., Vatnick, I., Chaulet, A., & Rodriguez, E.M. (2011). Effects of glyphosate and polyoxyethylenamine on growth and energetic reserves in the freshwater crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (Decapoda, Parastacidae). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 61(4), 590–598.

  • Madigosky, S.R., & Vatnick I. (2000). Microclimatic characteristics of a primary tropical Amazonian rain forest, ACEER, Iquitos, Peru. Selbyana, 165–172.

American Physiology Society (APS), Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)