Land Resources & Environmental Sciences Seminar
- Monday, April 20, 2015 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
- Leon Johnson Hall - view map
Keenan Brame, LRES Grad Student, will present "Water quality on the Little Bighorn River: Microbial diversity and pathogen association with sediments, transport, and impacts from climate change" as part of the LRES Seminar Series in 346 Leon Johnson Hall.
Pathogen pollution is the primary cause of river and stream impairment in the United States. The availability of clean water for human consumption and use is often seen as a right in the US. Unknown exposure to microbial pathogens can pose a threat to human health through direct contact or insufficient municipal water treatment systems. How these pathogens are transported through a river system, association with sediments, survivability, and response to projected changes in the climate is understudied. My PhD research will investigate each of these aspects of microbial ecology, using the Little Bighorn River as a natural river system for study of indicator organisms over a spatial and temporal scale.
- Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences