Dr. Frances Solomon

Dr. Frances Solomon has more than 25 years of professional experience in state and local environmental agencies, focusing on the biological impacts of toxic water pollutants, pollution prevention and control, and protection and restoration of salmon habitat. She is passionate about

She teaches short courses and gives lectures for environmental professionals, health care professionals, university students, and the general public in Washington State, Alaska, Canada, and Japan on impacts of toxic chemicals on aquatic ecosystems and human health, and on water quality and aquatic resources. She is on the faculty at Western Washington University, Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas, and will also teach at The Evergreen State College, Tacoma campus during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Educational background

Full term university courses taught by Dr Solomon

Western Washington University

Bellingham and Peninsula campuses

Environmental Pollution;
Fundamentals of Ecology

The Evergreen State College

Tacoma, WA

Research Methods and Design;
Quantitative Reasoning & Statistics

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Impacts of Metals on Aquatic Eco-systems and Human Health

University of Washington

Tacoma, WA

Biology, History and Politics of Salmon in the Pacific NW

Northwest University

Xi'an, China

Biological Impacts of Water Pollution

Professional activities

See the following table for a list of past short courses and lectures taught by Dr. Solomon.




Impacts of Metals on Aquatic Ecosystems and Human Health

EduMine and University of British Columbia Mining Studies Institute

Vancouver, BC, Canada

University of Alaska, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and The Nature Conservancy

Anchorage, AK

The Evergreen State College and University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Impacts of Metals and Persistent Organic Pollutants on Aquatic Ecosystems and Human Health

Yukon Territorial Government

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Association of Professional Biologists of British Columbia (BC)

Victoria, BC, Canada

BC Ministry of the Environment

Williams Lake and Richmond, BC


Brentwood Bay, BC

King County

Seattle, WA

Impacts of Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals on Aquatic Ecosystems and Human Health

Hokkaido University

Sapporo, Japan

Keio University

Yokohama, Japan

Shoreline Community College, continuing education for adults

Lake Forest Park, WA

Planned Parenthood

Seattle and Tacoma, WA

Washington Department of Ecology

Olympia and Bellevue, WA

The Evergreen State College

Tacoma, WA

Science on Tap (public venue)

Seattle, WA

Washington Corrections Center for Women

Gig Harbor, WA

Water Quality and Puget Sound Ecology

Fukuoka University, Office for a Sustainable Future

Fukuoka, Japan

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Institute for Systems Biology

Seattle, WA

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Antioch University

Seattle, WA