The Impact of Agriculture on Water Quality in Southern Trinidad
By Danny Deo
From June 10th – July 30th, I conducted field work in Southern Trinidad to find out the impact of agriculture on water quality, specifically how agricultural runoff contributes to microbial and nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorus) pollution, and impacts macroinvertebrate communities (an ecological indicator for overall ecological integrity). I conducted water and macroinvertebrate sampling during both the wet and dry seasons (Summer–Fall 2018) in two different river systems in Southern Trinidad, one that is heavily developed by agriculture (South Oropouche river) and the other with low levels of human land use (Moruga river). Read the full article here.
Article reposted from Pace University’s Undergraduate Research blog.
Danny Deo '19
Environmental Science Student
Danny Deo is pursuing a BS in Environmental Science at Pace University.
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