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Water Quality Impacts of the Interoceanic Highway in the Eastern Andes Amazon Headwaters Region

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This collaborative involved conducting a comprehensive assessment of water quality impacts for streams and rivers intersected by South America’s first transcontinental highway, which bisects the Amazon Basin from the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil to the Pacific Ocean in Peru. The assessment also includes testing the efficacy of Stroud Center’s Leaf Pack Experiment Kit to evaluate water quality along an elevational gradient.

Funded by: Blue Moon Fund

Principal Investigators: Bernard W. Sweeney, John K. Jackson, and David H. Funk

Collaborators: Roger W. Mustalish (Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research) and Wills Flowers (Florida A&M University)

Project Years: 2012, 2013, 2014