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Freshwater Colloquium: Karen Kidd, Impacts of Municipal Wastewaters on Aquatic Ecosystems
December 5, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Karen Kidd, Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health at McMaster University in Ontario, will present “Impacts of Municipal Wastewaters on Aquatic Ecosystems,” which will include her recent research on the affects of synthetic estrogen on the aquatic food web.
This presentation is open to the public.
Kidd is an ecotoxicologist who studies how the health of aquatic organisms and food webs are affected by human activities and the fate of pollutants in freshwater ecosystems. Her field and lab research is on how industrial, agricultural, aquacultural and municipal effluents affect aquatic organisms and food web structure, the types and levels of legacy and emerging contaminants in freshwaters and coastal ecosystems, and why fish and other aquatic life from some areas are higher in contaminants than others.
Monday, Dec. 5
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The overall theme of this year’s colloquium is Challenges and Solution to Freshwater Health and Management. The colloquium creates a platform where students, faculty and scientists discuss emergent issues related to freshwater resources.