Verifying Food Web Bioaccumulation Models by Tracking Fish Exposure and Contaminant Uptake
Final rept. 2010-Mar 2012
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARLINGTON VA
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The overall objective of this project is to develop and use innovative technologies that eliminate fundamental uncertainties in food web modeling by unambiguously documenting contaminant exposure, chemical uptake, and growth over time in individual fish, and to use that information to verify and improve food web bioaccumulation modeling approaches. The limited scope objective is to develop a fish trackingrecovery technology that monitors fish location over time and permits recovery of the fish at specified time points. The gono go criterion is whether 50 or greater implanted fish can be successfully incapacitated and recovered from the water at the specified time point.
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Water Pollution and Control