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Status of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and toxicity of sediments in the Niagara River Area of Concern, New York

Dates

End Date
2016-12-31
Start Date
2013-10-01

Summary

Background: The USGS propose a collaborative investigation with the NYSDEC and NOAA to evaluate the current condition of benthic macroinvertebrate communities and toxicity of bed sediments in the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC). Using a probabilistic study design, sediment-toxicity data compiled by the USGS, invertebrate community data collected by NYSDEC, and sediment-chemistry data collected by NOAA will be assimilated using a Sediment Quality Triad approach (Chapman et al., 1992; USEPA, 1992) to provide a sediment-quality baseline needed to gauge changes expected to follow remediation of contaminated sediments in parts of the AOC. These data will also be used directly to confirm that the macroinvertebrate communities [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Barry P Baldigo
Co-Investigator :
Scott D George, Brian Duffy
Funding Agency :
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Niagara AOC

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