Environment Sciences & Engi
UNC Galapagos Initiative/Ctr for Galapagos Studies
Jill Stewart's Biosketch
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
|2003||UNC School of Public Health||PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering|
|1998||UNC School of Public Health||MS, Environmental Sciences and Engineering|
|1996||University of Virginia||BA, Environmental Sciences w/ a minor in Chemistry|
Dr. Stewart is developing novel techniques to detect and track pathogens in water. She is particularly interested in linkages between ecosystems and human health and well-being. Areas of specialty include water and shellfish quality. She is also interested in evaluating impacts of non-point source pollution, and in evaluating the manner in which human activities (development, stormwater management) can affect their exposure to microbial contaminants. Overall, this research is leading to a greater understanding of how environmental conditions can affect human health, and how humans themselves influence this process.
|DiDonato, GT, JR Stewart*, DM Sanger, BJ Robinson, BC Thompson, AF Holland and R Van Dolah (2009)|
Effects of changing land use on the microbial water quality of tidal creeks.
Marine Pollution Bulletin: vol.58, p.97-106.
|Stewart*, JR, RJ Gast, RS Fujioka, HM Solo-Gabriele, JS Meschke, LA Amaral-Zettler, E Del Castillo, MF Polz, TK Collier, MS Strom, CD Sinigalliano, PDR Moeller and AF Holland (2008)|
The coastal environment and human health: Microbial indicators, pathogens, sentinels and reservoirs.
Environmental Health: vol.suppl 2, p.S3.
|Stewart, JR, J Santo Domingo, and TJ Wade (2007)|
Fecal pollution, public health and microbial source tracking. Ch. 1 In: Microbial Source Tracking. J Santo Domingo and M Sadowsky (eds).
American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington, D.C.
|Stewart*, JR, JW Daugomah, DE Chestnut, DA Graves, MD Sobsey and GI Scott (2006)|
FRNA coliphage typing for microbial source tracking in surface waters.
Journal of Applied Microbiology: vol.101, p.1015-26.
|Stewart*, JR, RD Ellender, JA Gooch, S Jiang, SP Myoda, & SB Weisberg (2003)|
Recommendations for microbial source tracking: Lessons from a methods comparison study.
Journal of Water and Health: vol.1, p.225-31.