The Use of Stable Isotopes to Measure Contaminant Movements in Wetlands
Principal Investigator:Gerhardt F. Riedel
Start/End Year:2003 to 2006
Institution:Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center
Co-Principal investigator:Richard Osman, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Laboratory
The goal of this project is to develop and test a new approach to examine the degree to which methods used for mitigation and remediation of wetland and estuarine sediments reduce the transfer of contaminants to the environment. We will compare and contrast three proposed mitigation strategies: capping, phytoremediation, and marsh restoration using contaminated sediments.
Riedel, GF; Sanders, JG. 2003. The interrelationships among trace element cycling, nutrient loading, and system complexity in estuaries: A mesocosm study. Estuaries 26(2):339-351. doi:10.1007/BF02695972. UM-SG-RS-2003-06.