Lance W. Fontenot, Ph.D., PWS
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Dr. Fontenot specializes in assessing the human health and ecological effects of hazardous substance releases.  His academic background in ecology and environmental toxicology, combined with applied consulting experience in toxicology and ecological studies, provides a unique approach to the field of risk assessment.  Dr. Fontenot has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, technical literature review, and scientific research.  He has published articles on several aspects of ecotoxicology and on other basic ecological studies, usually involving aquatic environments.  Dr. Fontenot has served as a technical reviewer and on the editorial board for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Dr. Fontenot has experience in the preparation of human health risk assessments as well as ecological risk assessments and biological inventories.  He has utilized the EPA Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund, ASTM International Standard Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action, Texas Risk Reduction Program, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Risk Evaluation/‌Corrective Action Program (RECAP) regulations for risk assessment projects.  His field experience has included sample collection of soil, water, sediment, invertebrates, mussels, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.  Dr. Fontenot is qualified as an expert in environmental toxicology, risk assessment, and biology and has provided testimony on environmental impacts from a range of activities including oil and gas, pesticide use, and process/‌stormwater discharges in Louisiana and Texas.

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