CBE Seminar: Using microbial assemblages to assess a mine pit lake closure using river flow-through
- Friday, March 1, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
- Barnard Hall, 323 - view map
Dr. Mark Lund is an Associate Professor of Environmental Management at Edith Cowan University in Australia and Co-Principal of the Mine Water and Environment Research Centre. Environmental assessment in aquatic ecosystems has traditionally used various biological endpoints such as macroinvertebrate, diatom, fish and riparian communities, due to their high diversity and often established sensitivities to various physico-chemical parameters. Since 2012, the Mine Water and Environment Research Centre has investigated the use of microbial communities as an alternative/replacement for more traditional endpoints to assist with their work towards enhancing environmental outcomes at mine closure.
In his talk “Using microbial assemblages as part of an environmental assessment of a mine pit lake closure using a river flow-through,” Mark will describe how they assess microbial communities in the river, what they learned from the microbes, physico-chemical parameters and traditional biological endpoints and how this informs on the sustainability of this type of mine closure.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Lund, please contact Brent Peyton at email@example.com
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