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Chemical Contaminants and Fish Endocrine and Reproductive Conditions in Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Wastewater Study

Duration

July 2007 - June 2011

Narrative

The impacts of urban wastewater to the water quality and aquatic ecosystem of Lake Mead National Recreation Area are not well documented. The objective of this project is to examine the potential effects in fathead minnow of exposure to standard tertiary-treated wastewater effluent from Las Vegas, Nevada. Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) is a standard fish model for toxicity testing and in this study will be used as surrogate for fish in Lake Mead. Partial life-cycle (21-day exposures) and multigenerational exposure formats will be used. Multiple endpoints of endocrine a reproductive toxicity will be examined.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Nevada Office

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey