John Weinstein

Department of Biology, The Citadel

Address: The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
Phone: 843.953.7796


Ph.D., 1994, University of South Carolina

Research Interests

  • environmental toxicology

Current and planned research projects

  • sources, fate, and effects of microplastics in estuarine habitats
  • natural stressors and their influence on the phototoxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • chronic effects of piberonyl butoxide exposure to grass shrimp larvae
  • chemical and biological contamination of stormwater detention pond sediments
  • pesticide resistance to the organophosphate malathion in grass shrimp


  • Weinstein, J.E., Crocker, B.K., Gray, A.D. 2016. From macroplastic to microplastic: Degradation of high-density polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene in a salt marsh habitat. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. doi: 10.1002/etc.3432.
  • Williams, C.B., Weinstein, J.E., Rocha, C.L. 2016. Water quality and fecal coliform levels in Georgia oxbow lakes relative to connectivity with the Savannah River. Georgia Journal of Science. Vol. 74: No. 2. Article 8. htp://