Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


The influence of organic matter dynamics on the cycling of toxic organic contaminants in Chesapeake Bay

Principal Investigator: 

Joel E. Baker

Start/End Year: 

1990 to 1994


Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


To relate the cycling of organic pollutants in Chesapeake Bay to seasonal changes in organic matter cycling and sediment transport. We will link compound-specific settling velocities, burial rates, resuspension fluxes, and benthic recycling rates to contaminant sorption and particle characteristics.