Patrick Schoff Ph.D.

Professional Title
Research Associate

Current research includes studies on the effects of chemicals and other stressors on the early developmental stages of fish and amphibians, endocrine disruption, and recently, sustainable development. Dr. Schoff teaches in the Biology Department and Integrated Biosciences graduate program at UMD. Courses include Ecotoxicology, Developmental Biology, and Integrated Biological Systems.


  • Postdoctoral Institute for Enzyme Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982-86
  • Ph.D., Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, 1982
  • B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, 1976

Recent Publications

Towards prospective sustainability life cycle assessment

1 year 11 months ago
Towards prospective sustainability life cycle assessmentClarke-Sather, A. R., Nolan, D., Mamun, S., Schoff, P., Aro, M. & Ulrich, B., 2020, 25th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference (DFMLC). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), V006T06A024. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; vol. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution

Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian species

13 years 1 month ago
Agrochemicals increase trematode infections in a declining amphibian speciesRohr, J. R., Schotthoefer, A. M., Raffel, T. R., Carrick, H. J., Halstead, N., Hoverman, J. T., Johnson, C. M., Johnson, L. B., Lieske, C., Piwoni, M. D., Schoff, P. K. & Beasley, V. R., Oct 30 2008, In: Nature. 455, 7217, p. 1235-1239 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review