Estimating the ecological impacts of pharmaceuticals in Lake Michigan

Major Goals and Objectives

  • Test the acute and chronic effects of cotinine, and triclocarban on aquatic organisms including: green algae (Pseudokirchneriella capricornutum), water fleas (Daphnia magna) and fathead minnows
  • Test the effects of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) detected in Lake Michigan on diatom (Cyclotella meneghiniana) survival
  • Conduct a mixture study chronically exposing D. magna, P.capricornotum, C. meneghiniana, and P. promelas to several PPCPs

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Marisol Sepulveda
Initiation Date:
Completion Date:
Purdue University

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Marisol Sepulveda
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