Venice Lagoon Project (SIOSED) June 2005

 

Development of faunal and biogeochemical pollution proxies in the Venice Lagoon, Italy (part of an interdisciplinary Scripps team of Co-PIs)  Together with a team of Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and Italian scientists (Thetis), in June 2005 we conducted experiments and seafloor sediment sampling of the Venice Lagoon in order to better understand the biogeochemical impacts of pollutants within the sediments.  One goal is to develop microfaunal and biogeochemical indicators of contaminants in order to monitor pollution impact and recovery.  Samples were collected by Geologist  Dr. Tony Rathburn and undergraduate geology major Jared Kluesner.

Venice Project Researchers from ISU Dr. Rathburn, Dr. Perez, Jared Kluesner, Chandranath Basak, and Brian Wrightsman.

Current AbstractLIVING (ROSE BENGAL STAINED) BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA FROM THE VENICE LAGOON, ITALY

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Picture of Venice! (from NASA)