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Methods Development to Predict Establishment Risk of Emerging Freshwater Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Basin
New Approach in Replacing Live Food – Meeting Largemouth Bass Larvae Growth Requirements using Asian Carp Muscle as an Initial Protein Source
Plastic contamination of the global environment has been widely recognized, but little information is available for the Great Lakes sediment. The objective of this project is to establish laboratory procedures for the analysis of microplastics in sediment of natural waters, and obtain preliminary data for Lake Michigan.
This project will address an emerging issue along the coast of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana: microbiological pollution of beach sands due to failing septic systems. We will sample beaches in areas of known septic system failures and the sand for E. coli, human fecal bacterial DNA markers, and common pathogens. Successful execution of this project will result in data that can be used for a quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) for beachgoers in the area and an experimental framework that can be expanded to examine beach sands in other Indiana coastal communities with high densities of shoreline septic systems.