Ecological/Biological Studies

 Ecological and Biological Studies Past and Present in the SRB
  •       Zooplankton diversity and dynamics in several Carolina Bays at Savannah River Site (Marcus Zokan, Graduate student working with Dr. John Drake in the Ecology Dept., UGA)
  • Invasive aquatic vegetation, toxic cyanobacteria and associated bird deaths. (Susan Wilde, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA)
  • Fish community response to commercial pump-storage operation.  (Cecil Jennings, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA)
  • Assessing brook trout population (size, length/age structure) responses to installation of structures in NE Georgia streams.  (Josh Seehorn, MS student of Robert Bringolf, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA)
  • Sampling black bass from across the state (rivers & lakes) to determine the rate of intersex.  (Kristen Kellock, PhD student of Robert Bringolf, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA)
  • Three-year study of shortnose sturgeon and Atlantic sturgeon in the Savannah (beginning in Spring 2011).  (Doug Peterson, School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA in collaboration with SCDNR)
  • Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER (Long Term Ecological Research). (Merryl Alber , Georgia Coastal Research Council)
  • Study of the Hg levels on and above SRS, and Hg levels in fish tissue from Allendale. (Tonya Bonitatibus, Savannah Riverkeeper)
  • Analysis of environmental impact statement for the dredging for Georgia port once EIS is released (waiting on Draft EIS). (Andrea Malloy, SC Coastal Conservation League).
  • Downstream Spawning Habitats - assess potential impacts of reduced river flows. (Dial Cordy and Associates, Inc. of Jacksonville Beach, Florida (contractor for Army Corps)
  •  Trace elements in egg contents and egg shells of slider turtles (Trachemys scripta) from the Savannah River Site. Burger, J. and J.W. Gibbons.
  • Mitigation for the endangered wood stork on Savannah River Site. Bryan, A. L., Jr., M. C. Coulter, and I. L. Brisbin, Jr.
  • Long-term studies of radionuclide contamination of migratory waterfowl at the Savannah River Site: implications for habitat management and nuclear waste site remediation. Brisbin, I. L., Jr., and R. A. Kennamer.
  • Integration of research with long-term monitoring: breeding wood ducks on the Savannah River Site. Kennamer, R. A., and G. R. Hepp..
  • A review of plutonium releases from the Savannah River Site, subsequent behavior within terrestrial and aquatic environments and the resulting dose to humans. Hinton, T. G., and J. E. Pinder, III.
  • Radiocesium in fish from the Savannah River and Steel Creek: Potential food chain exposure to the public. Burger, J., K. F. Gaines, J. D. Peles, W. L. Stephens, Jr., C. S. Boring, I. L. Brisbin, Jr., J. Snodgrass, A. L. Bryan, Jr., M. H. Smith, and M. Gochfeld..
  • Metal levels in fish from the Savannah River: potential hazards to fish and other receptors. Burger, J., K. F. Gaines, C. S. Boring, W. L. Stephens, J. Snodgrass, C. Dixon, M. McMahon, S. Shukla, T. Shukla and M. Gochfeld.
  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor) as a bioindicator of mercury contamination at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site. Lord, C. G., K. F. Gaines, C. S. Boring, I. L. Brisbin, Jr., M. Gochfeld and J. Burger.
  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminants in blood of black and turkey vultures from Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA. Kumar, K. S., W. W. Bowerman, T. L. DeVault, T. Takasuga, O. E. Rhodes, Jr., I. L. Brisbin, Jr. and S. Masunaga.
  • Science in support of assessing ecological risk and implementing novel remediation strategies at the Savannah River Site, SC. Bertsch, P. M. and C. L. Strojan. 2004.  
  • Influence of methylmercury from tributary streams on mercury levels in Savannah River Asiatic clams. Paller, M. H., C. H. Jagoe, H. Bennett, H. A. Brant and J. A. Bowers.
  • Cesium-137 in floodplain sediments of the Lower Three Runs Creek on the DOE Savannah River Site. Dion, H. M., C. S. Romanek, T. G. Hinton and P. M. Bertsch.
  • A containment and disposition strategy for tritium-contaminated groundwater at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, United States. Hitchcock, D. R., C. D. Barton, K. T. Rebel, J. Singer, J. C. Seaman, J. D. Strawbridge, S. J. Riha and J. I. Blake.
  • Sorption and transport of iodine species in sediments from the Savannah River and Hanford sites. Hu, Qinhong, P. Zhao, J. E. Moran and J. Seaman.
  • A spatially explicit model of the wild hog for ecological risk assessment activities at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site. Gaines, K. F., D. E. Porter, T. Punshon and I. L. Brisbin, Jr.
  • Amphibian population declines at Savannah River Site are linked to climate, not chytridiomycosis. Daszak, P., D. E. Scott, A. M. Kilpatrick, C. Faggioni, J. W. Gibbons and D. Porter
  • Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site, edited by J.C. Kilgo and J.I. Blake.
  • Element levels in snakes in South Carolina: differences between a control site and exposed site on the Savannah River Site. Burger, J., S. Murray, K. F. Gaines, J. M. Novak, T. Punshon, C. Dixon and M. Gochfeld
  • Research in Support of Remediation Activities at the Savannah River Site. Seaman, J. C., B. B. Looney, and M. K. Harris
  • Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in American Bullfrog and Southern Leopard Frog Larvae from Wetlands on the Savannah River Site, South Carolina. Peterson, J. D., M. B. Wood, W. A. Hopkins, J. M. Unrine, and M. T. Mendonça.
  •  "Problem Species" of the Savannah River Site, Such as Brimley's Chorus Frog (Pseudacris brimleyi), Demonstrate the Hidden Biodiversity Concept on an Intensively Studied Government Reserve. Luhring, T. M.
  • Mussel Reproduction and Mussel Habitat. TNC, GADNR, SCDNR, USFWS. Contact Person: Lora Zimmerman at USFWS.
  • Reduced shoal spider lily growth and dispersal. Augusta State University, Donna Wear.
  • Marsh Fauna Diversity and Salinity. City of Savannah, Savannah State University, and USACE.
  • Nutrient Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics, Primary and Secondary Production. USACE, GADNR, DNR CRD.
  • Altered Fish Populations. TNC, SCDNR, GADNR, Tim Barrett.
  • Altered Fish Populations. GADNR.
  • Altered bird communities, fish communities, floodplain tree communities, and mussel communities. TNC, UGA, SREL, SCDHEC, GAEPD, USFWS.
  • Nutrient dynamics, sediment dynamics, altered transit time. Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy.
  • Fish Research (Spring Sampling for sportfish, winter gill net sets for stripers, tailrace area below the dams with creel surveys and within the reservoirs to calculate harvest and other demographics). USACE.
  • An Ecosystematic Study of the Fauna and Flora of the Savannah River 1966.  Patrick, Cairns & Roback. Proc. Academy of Natural Science Philiadelphia Vol 118, 1966 pp. 109-407 
  • Macroinvertebrates in the Savannah River Below Richard B. Russell Lake (GA and SC) Final Report: USACOE DTIC, 1991  (Miller & Bingham)

 

     
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