DV-15-08 Sediment flux of nutrients and trace metals associated with marine aquaculture

Aria Amirbahman
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall
University of Maine

Addressing the sustainability of aquaculture requires knowing something about the impacts of aquaculture facilities on water quality. As part of the SEANET project, UMaine researcher Aria Amirbahman is studying the influence of aquaculture on sediment biogeochemical processes.

Intact sediment cores collected from different farms raising clams, mussels and fish will be incubated in Amirbahman’s laboratory in a controlled temperature environment. He will then measure concentrations of nutrients and metals released from the sediment to the overlying water.

Sea Grant funds: $2,800