Particulate Organic Matter in Great River Ecosystems

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This research, which is part of a larger, multi-institution project to assess the health of the nation’s great rivers (the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio), seeks to determine whether human impacts have increased algal production to levels that affect organic nutrient exports downstream.

Funded by: EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, Great Rivers Ecosystems Project

Principal Investigator: Anthony K. Aufdenkampe

Collaborators: Paul Buckavekas (Virginia Commonwealth University), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others

Project Years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

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