Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lisa Egan awarded PhD on her research on duckweed

Congratulations to Lisa Egan on completing her PhD.  She has been working on the use of duckweed as an indicator of toxicity of acid mine drainage on freshwater ecosystems as well as its potential use as a bioremediation system for the waste streams.  

Acid mine drainage is a globally significant pollutant affecting hundreds of thousands of kilometres of river channel, as well as severely impacting lakes and groundwater. The picture shows a unique system she developed for assessing the surface area of duckweed fronds using digital imaging.

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