Role of plankton in the partitioning and transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants--zooplankton feeding and excretion
Principal Investigator:George McManus
Start/End Year:1990 to 1993
Institution:Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Co-Principal investigator:Michael R. Roman, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
This proposal seeks funds for participation in a multidisciplinary investigation of the transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants (HOCS) in Chesapeake Bay. This component of the project will focus on how zooplankton feeding and excretion alter the size distribution of suspended matter and thus affect the fact of particle-associated HOCS.