In order to minimize ecological effects, it is essential to understand how a contaminant moves and is altered in the environment.
Research provides a basic understanding of the biologic, chemical, and hydrologic processes that affect partitioning into various environmental media (e.g. water, sediment and tissue) and chemical and microbial transformation. These processes can have a significant effect on the potential toxicity of a contaminant.
Emerging Chemical Contaminants
Emerging Microbial Contaminants
- Land use patterns, ecoregion, and microcystin relationships in U.S. lakes and reservoirs--A preliminary evaluation: Beaver, J.R., Manis, E.E., Loftin, K.A., Graham, J.L., Pollard, A.I., and Mitchell, R.M., 2014, Harmful Algae, v. 36, p. 57-62, doi:10.1016/j.hal.2014.03.005.
- Persistent organic contaminants in Saharan dust air masses in West africa, Cape Verde and the eastern Caribbean: Garrison, V.H., Majewski, M.S., Foreman, W.T., Genualdi, S.A., Mohammed, A., and Massey Simonich, S.L., 2014, Science of the Total Environment, v. 468–469, p. 530-543, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.076.
- Experimental additions of aluminum sulfate and ammonium nitrate to in situ mesocosms to reduce cyanobacterial biovolume and microcystin concentration: Harris, T.D., Wilhelm, F.M., Graham, J.L., and Loftin, K.A., 2014, Lake and Reservoir Management, v. 30, no. 1, p. 84-93, doi:10.1080/10402381.2013.876132.
- Presence of the Corexit component dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate in Gulf of Mexico waters after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Gray, J.L., Kanagy, L.K., Furlong, E.T., Kanagy, C.J., McCoy, J.W., Mason, A., and Lauenstein, G., 2014, Chemosphere, v. 95, p. 124-130, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.08.049.
- Assessment of endocrine-disrupting chemicals attenuation in a coastal Plain stream prior to wastewater treatment plant closure: Bradley, P.M., and Journey, C.A., 2014, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 50, no. 2, p. 388-400, doi:10.1111/jawr.12165.
- Experimental manipulation of TN--TP ratios suppress cyanobacterial biovolume and microcystin concentration in large-scale in situ mesocosms: Harris, T.D., Wilhelm, F.M., Graham, J.L., and Loftin, K.A., 2014, Lake and Reservoir Management, v. 30, no. 1, p. 72-83, doi:10.1080/10402381.2013.876131.
- Effect of light on biodegradation of estrone, 17β-estradiol, and 17α-ethinylestradiol in stream sediment: Bradley, P.M., and Writer, J.H., 2014, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 50, no. 2, p. 334-342, doi:10.1111/jawr.12157.
- Dissipation of contaminants of emerging concern in biosolids applied to nonirrigated farmland in eastern Colorado: Yager, T.J.B., Furlong, E.T., Kolpin, D.W., Kinney, C.A., Zaugg, S.D., and Burkhardt, M.R., 2014, JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 50, no. 2, p. 343-357, doi:10.1111/jawr.12163.