Some Answers and More Questions About the Role of Small Particles in Ecosystems
small particles, ecosystems, nanoparticles, biogeochemical, metalloid, contamination, Clark Fork River
There is extensive evidence demonstrating that manufactured nanoparticles are cycled biogeochemically in the environment, can be taken up by organisms, and can have impacts from the level of organisms to ecosystems. Fortunately, aside from catastrophic spills, the environmental concentrations of manufactured nanoparticles are expected to be comparatively low. However, this re-search has rekindled interest in the comparatively abundant natural and incidentally formed nanoparticles in the environment. In this talk, Dr. Colman will share evidence from work in wastewater lagoons and in the metal and metalloid contaminated Clark Fork River to demonstrate the ubiquity of natural and incidental nanoparticles, examine their characteristics, and describe their potential interactions with organisms
Colman, Ben, "Some Answers and More Questions About the Role of Small Particles in Ecosystems" (2021). Guest Lectures. 114.