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Contaminants Synthesis

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Project Investigators: David P. Krabbenhoft, William H. Orem, George Aiken

Project Start Date: 2005 End Date: 2007

Recent Funding: (FY06) USGS GE PES


Summary

The purpose of this project is to produce a synthesis report on contaminants in the Everglades.

The objective of this project is to produce a synthesis report on contaminants in the Everglades, specifically focusing on the major contaminants of concern: nutrients, sulfur, mercury, and organics. This project links directly to the “Integrated Biogeochemical Studies of Contaminants in the Everglades”, and “Interactions of Mercury with Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Everglades” projects of the GEPES Program, which are the science projects providing the information for this synopsis report project. The project is subdivided into three Tasks. Task 1 will produce a mercury synthesis, with David Krabbenhoft as the lead. Task 2 will concentrate on sulfur and nutrients, with William Orem as the lead. Task 3 will develop the role of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in methylmercury production, and changes in DOC associated with contaminants entering the Everglades, with George Aiken as the lead.

Work Plans

  • 2005 (Contaminants Synthesis)
  • 2006 (Contaminants Synthesis)

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