A photo of Trystan on the top of Mont Blanc, French Alps.

Trystan A Bordeau

Associate Ecotoxicology Technician

Trystan Bordeau is an associate lab technician in the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Group performing toxicity testing and analyzing the impacts of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems. He earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is currently pursuing his Master of Health Science degree from the University of Florida with a concentration in Environmental Toxicology. Trystan has experience performing research on a wide variety of projects including the prevalence of invasive species in the United States, plant-pollinator interactions, sustainable agriculture, selective wheat and corn breeding, and environmental toxicology. Additionally, he has also worked on the SPRUCE project here at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

When Trystan is not in the toxicology laboratory or assisting with field work, he enjoys rock climbing, going for long hikes with his wife and dog, and exploring breweries around East Tennessee.


University of Tennessee - 2021 Outstanding Senior Award

University of Tennessee - Environmental Leadership Award for Academics

University of Tennessee - Ryan Edwards Environmental Stewardship Award

B.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee - 2021

MHS Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida - 2025

Spatiotemporal patterns of non-native terrestrial gastropods in the contiguous United States


Initiating Pollinator Stewardship in the Nursery, Landscape, and Garden Center