Applied Mathematics Seminar

Title: : Understanding and Predicting Organic Pollutant Fate in Aquaculture- Modified Ecosystems Using a Multimedia Chemical Fate Model

Speaker: Shan Niu, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USU

Abstract: Marine aquaculture is a significant ecosystem modifying factor in coastal areas, with subsequent impacts on the health of humans. However, only limited information exists regarding organic contaminant transport and behavior in mariculture-modified ecosystems, and the contribution of organic contaminants from aquaculture to the marine ecosystem has not been quantified. We developed the Chemical Fate in Aquaculture-Modified Ecosystems (CFAME) model to understand the fate of a suite of organic contaminants, quantify the impact of aquaculture on the ecosystem, and predict the trends of organic contaminants under further scenarios.

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