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Assistant Professor of Aquatic Conservation and Environmental Chemistry, Arizona State University

Dr. Beth Polidoro is an assistant professor of Aquatic Conservation and Environmental Chemistry in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University in Phoeniz, Arizona, USA. Her primary research interests are in applied toxicology and environmental assessment within the context of biodiversity conservation, human health, and sustainable development.

Dr. Polidoro has a broad background in the ecological, chemical and environmental sciences. Before to coming to Arizona State University in 2012, Dr. Polidoro was a senior Research Associate with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), where she worked with scientists around the globe to quantify the impacts of anthropogenic threats on more than 20,000 marine species for inclusion on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species ( Currently, Dr. Polidoro works on various marine and freshwater conservation initiatives and risk assessments in the United States, Latin America, West Africa and Oceania.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Arizona State University