State Water Resources Research Institute Program


Project ID: 2007MD149B
Title: Sublethal Reproductive and Developmental Responses in the Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) Exposed to Endocrine Disruptors in Poultry Litter
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 5/01/2007
End Date: 10/01/2007
Congressional District:
Focus Categories: Toxic Substances, Ecology, Agriculture
Keywords:
Principal Investigator: Davis, Allen (U. Maryland)
Federal Funds: $ 4,600
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 9,211
Abstract: The overuse of poultry litter as a fertilizer has become a topic of regional concern. Agricultural run-off carrying unknown contaminant mixtures enter lotic and lentic systems that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. The significance of this research proposal is aimed toward elucidating the observed reproductive responses of an aquatic species exposed to endocrine disrupting chemicals. Results will aid in the assessment of sub-lethal response mechanisms to determine impacts on aquatic animal health in the Chesapeake Bay.

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