Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/CBT-20

Contaminant flux from sediments: Impact on Chesapeake Bay food webs

Principal Investigator: 

Gerhardt F. Riedel

Start/End Year: 

1993 to 1995

Institution: 

Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center

Co-Principal investigator: 

James G. Sanders, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Laboratory; Cynthia C. Gilmour, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Laboratory

Description: 

To use microcosm studies to measure the availability and the rate of uptake of toxic trace elements released from contaminated sediments, by natural estuarine communities and the effect of these compounds on the lower trophic levels.