Accession Number : ADA539945
Title : Sediment Ecosystem Assessment Protocol (SEAP): An Accurate and Integrated Weight-of-Evidence Based System
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR
Personal Author(s) : Burton, G A ; Chadwick, Bart ; Rosen, Gunther ; Greenberg, Marc
Report Date : Jan 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 163
Abstract : The purpose of this research was to develop an efficient, accurate and integrated approach for the assessment of ecosystem risk and recovery at sites where contaminated sediments exist, or previously existed. The work addressed the two high priority needs identified in SERDP ERSON-07-01: (1) Develop and evaluate rapid measurement tools/ screening assays to efficiently assess the ecological risk and recovery at contaminated sites for relevant receptors, particularly for assessing natural recovery; and, (2) Assess the ecological impacts to benthic communities of remedial technologies currently in use at contaminated sediment sites.
Descriptors : *CONTAMINATION , *ECOLOGY , *ECOSYSTEMS , BENTHONIC ZONES , SEDIMENTS , RECEPTOR SITES(PHYSIOLOGY) , RISK , RECOVERY
Subject Categories : Ecology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE