The Water Quality lab has multiple collaborators that fund or collaborate on several research projects
Gulf of Mexico Research
The Gulf of Mexico is the 7th largest economy in the world, and as such as provides significant contributions to industry, ecology and economy of the region. On an annual basis the Gulf of Mexico experiences an area of low oxygen or hypoxia as a result of nutrient enriched river influences increasing algal biomass and the associated bacterial respiration to decompose those bacteria. From 2004-...
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
The Water Quality and Ecology unit at the National Sedimentation Laboratory is involved with assessing wetland function and ability of constructed wetlands to mitigate pollutants such as nutrients and pesticides. Strong collaborative links are with Matthew Moore, Richard Lizotte, Doug Shields and Martin Locke all research scientists with the USDA-ARS.