W&L Environmental Studies Program
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...