Chronic Toxicity of Trace-Metal Mixtures to Juvenile Freshwater Mussels

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Virginia Tech. Powell River Project


Funding from Powell River Project in FY2019 provided partial support for completion of data analysis and communication of findings from a prior ecotoxicological study funded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Our communications included oral presentations at two scientific meetings, three webinar presentations to federal agency staff, preparation of a final technical report, and preparation of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Completed analyses of study results and sharing of findings should aid efforts to conserve and restore mussel populations in the Clinch and Powell rivers, thus advancing the environmental science mission of the Powell River Project to enhance management and restoration of environmental resources affected by mining in the Appalachian coalfield.

This Annual Report contains a summary of research findings from the study supported by TNC, followed by a summary of activities described above that were supported directly by Powell River Project.