Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research-CCEHBR

Name
Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research-CCEHBR
Legal name of organisation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center - NOAA
Country
USA
Continent
North-America
Organisation address

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center – NOAA

Primary contact information (PI)

Dr. Mike Fulton

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
Description of Facility

Indoor – benthic – marine

12 replicate mesocosms with sediments (116 cm length × 49 cm width × 20 cm deep)

Controlled Parameters

tide simulations (estuary simulation)

insecticide, heavy metal, pharmaceutical or other material being tested.

Research Topics

Simulation a specific estuarine system, determine the stability of their simulation, and evaluate effects of various chemical contaminants on the ecology of each system, eco-toxicological work on small tidal creeks

Facility location(s)
Primary interests
Specialist areas
Equipment
Lodging
Source of Information

http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/coastal-pollution/mesocosms-cutting-edge-in-research/

Effects of chemically spiked sediments on estuarine benthic communities: a controlled mesocosm study, W. L. Balthis · J. L. Hyland · M. H. Fulton ·, P. L. Pennington · C. Cooksey · P. B. Key ·, M. E. DeLorenzo · E. F. Wirth, Environ Monit Assess (2010) 161:191–203

Photos of experiments/installations

Greenhouse

Mesocosm installation