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Assessing the Removal of Jordan’s Point Dam: Geomorphic, Ecological, and Recreational Impacts
For many residents of Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington, Jordan’s Point dam is regarded as both a historical icon and an important source of recreation on the Maury River. Initially constructed circa 1900 to ...
Determining the effects of Wastewater Treatment Plant effluent on sediment microbial communities and nitrogen-cycling in three study sites
This study aims to determine whether point source water pollution from wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) changes the quantity and quality of specific nitrogen-cycling river sediment microbial communities in order to ...
Relative Sediment Loading Hazard of Harford County, Maryland
Solutions to non-point source runoff are riparian buffers and constructed/remediated wetlands. Built wetlands in Maryland have successfully been able to remove 68% of nitrogen and 43% total phosphorus from runoff. Riparian ...
Trophic Dynamics of Smallmouth Bass Invading Coldwater Ecosystems
Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) are a freshwater fish species that was introduced into Virginia in the late 1800’s. The range of smallmouth bass is expected to expand, with climate change being a primary-driver of ...
Human Impacts on Ichthyochory on the Brazilian Amazon (thesis)
This project reviews the known impacts of dams on ecosystems and how they could be affecting ichthyochory in addition to examining Brazil's current and future direction regarding dams. This work is an expansion of a ...