The influence of organic matter dynamics on the cycling of toxic organic contaminants in Chesapeake Bay
Principal Investigator:Joel E. Baker
Start/End Year:1990 to 1994
Institution:Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
To relate the cycling of organic pollutants in Chesapeake Bay to seasonal changes in organic matter cycling and sediment transport. We will link compound-specific settling velocities, burial rates, resuspension fluxes, and benthic recycling rates to contaminant sorption and particle characteristics.