Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2017-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $4,836 Total Non-Federal Funds: $9,854
Principal Investigators: Geoff Gearner
Abstract: The objective of this investigation is to develop and evaluate the use of bacterial genetic targets as markers of fecal contamination in the Triplett Creek Watershed for the purpose of identifying point and host sources of fecal pollution. Specifically, this project will use quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) to evaluate DNA extracted from filtered water samples (environmental or eDNA) collected from long standing sampling sites in the Triplett Creek Watershed for the presence of genetic markers associated with fecal bacteria.