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Melissa Moos

Melissa T. Moos

Assistant Professor; Limited Term Faculty
EducationBScH, MPH, PhD
OfficeDCC 617 – Daphne Cockwell Complex
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 557049
Areas of ExpertiseWater quality and climate change; Blue-green algal blooms; Environmental remediation.

I am a Lecturer in the School of Occupational and Public Health at Toronto Metropolitan University. I completed my BScH (2004) at Queen’s University, my PhD in Biology (2010) at Queen’s University, and subsequently completed a professional Master’s of Public Health (2018) at Brock University. 

My NSERC-funded, post-doctoral fellowship with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority focused on source water protection in urban areas and threats to water quality. One of my projects investigated sediment phosphorus release from storm-water management ponds, and the efficacy of remediation methods. 

My current research interests include the intersection of human health and the natural environment, including microbiological threats, water quality, impacts of climate change, and source water protection.



Research interests:

  • Microbiology
  • Water Quality
  • Source Water Protection
  • Climate Change

Research projects:

  • Trends in Beach closures and water quality following invasion by Zebra/Quagga mussels
  • Urban Growth and Planning for Water Quality in the Kawartha Lakes Region
  • Harmful Algal Blooms and Bacterial Contamination of Source Water in the Lake Simcoe Watershed
  • Integrated Watershed Management and Effectiveness of Lanthanum based Phosphorus remediation for stormwater management
  • Oil Sands Contamination and Water Quality
  • Water Quality and availability for Hydro Power Generation, Queen’s/Manitoba Hydro
  • Dean’s Teaching Award (CUPE 1). Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada, 2021.
  • Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES): Advanced-Scholars, Canada, 2016-2017.
  • Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada, 2016.
  • On-Campus Student Leader Award, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada, 2016.
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS), Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada, 2012-2016.
  • Colombian Research Grant for Young Professionals, COLCIENCIAS, Cartagena, Colombia, 2014-2016.