Applied Bioinformatics & Environmental Genomics Classes To Be Held July 2019
Applied Bioinformatics and Environmental Genomics Classes, offered by MDI Biological Laboratory in collaboration with the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program, will be held in July 2019. Applications are open now for both classes, which will be held at MDI in Bar Harbor, ME. Applied Bioinformatics course information . Environmental Genomics course information
2019 Recent News
2019 NH Arsenic Consortium Meeting A Big Success
The 6th NH Arsenic Consortium meeting was held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at NHDES/DHHS headquarters in Concord, NH. Along with hearing research, outreach and legislative updates, about 70 stakeholders from the water industry, local, state and federal government, research and education and private well owners discussed the basis to develop a plan for a "Road map to Reduce Arsenic Exposure in NH."
Paper Published on Methylmercury (MeHg) Levels in Water Column and Estuarine Food Webs
Dartmouth Superfund Research Associate Vivien Taylor is the lead author of the paper, "Organic Carbon Content Drives Methylmercury Levels in the Water Column and in Estuarine Food Webs Across Latitudes in the Northeast United States," on the relationship between dissolved organic carbon levels and the level of MeHg concentrations in fish and invertebrates. The findings "suggest that increased inputs of MeHg and loss of wetlands associated with climate change and anthropogenic land use pressure will increase MeHg concentrations in estuarine food webs." Dartmouth College Press Release
Celia Chen Participates in Podcast on Mercury Emissions
Dartmouth Superfund Research Program Director and Researcher Celia Chen participated in a podcast on Mercury and air toxics and the EPAs proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. The podcast was done by breathific, which is a nonprofit organization founded by high school students to increase awareness about air quality.
Bruce Stanton Radio Interview on SEPA Project
Dartmouth SRP researcher Bruce Stanton was interviewed by Carol Higgins Taylor on Voice of Maine radio on the SEPA (Science Education Partnership) "Data to Action: A secondary school-based citizen science project to address arsenic contamination of well water" project. The project is funded by a SEPA award Dartmouth SRP and MDI Biological Laboratory in ME received from NIH.
Laurie Rardin Op-Ed Encouraging Home Owners to Test Their Wells
Dartmouth Superfund Program Research Translation Coordinator Laurie Rardin wrote an Op-ed piece with partners Paul Susca and Joe Ayotte from NHDES (NH Department of Environmental Services) and USGS (US Geological Survey) respectively, encouraging private well owners to test their wells as the most important resolution for the New Year.