The effects of pharmaceuticals on metrics of the freshwater bivalve, Corbicula fluminea : a field study

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dc.contributor.advisor Bernot, Randall J.
dc.contributor.author Crismore, Courtney L.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-18T20:18:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-18T20:18:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199275
dc.description.abstract Rivers and streams around the world are increasingly polluted by pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). In order to understand what the effects on freshwater systems are, it is necessary to combine laboratory testing of water samples in conjunction with biomonitoring. The Asiatic clam, Corbicula fluminea, is an ideal species for biomonitoring since they accumulate toxins within their tissues. In 2011 and 2012, C. fluminea were systematically sampled across nine sites in 2011 and nineteen sites in 2012; water samples were collected and subsequently analyzed for pharmaceuticals. Principal component analysis, Canonical Correspondence Analysis, and univariate linear regressions were used to analyze the results from both sampling years. Results from the Principal Component Analysis showed Corbicula fluminea density and average biomass were related to environmental parameters. Results from the Canonical Correspondence Analysis showed Triclocarban and Carbamazepine were related to environmental parameters. In 2011, C. fluminea density was correlated with Carbamazepine; there were no relationships in 2012. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.subject.lcsh Emerging contaminants in water -- Indiana -- White River (River)
dc.subject.lcsh Emerging contaminants in water -- Mississinewa River (Ohio and Ind.)
dc.subject.lcsh Corbicula fluminea -- Effect of water pollution on -- Indiana -- White River (River)
dc.subject.lcsh Corbicula fluminea -- Effect of water pollution on -- Mississinewa River (Ohio and Ind.)
dc.subject.lcsh Carbamazepine -- Physiological effect.
dc.title The effects of pharmaceuticals on metrics of the freshwater bivalve, Corbicula fluminea : a field study en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Effects of pharmaceuticals on the metrics of the freshwater bivalve, Corbicula fluminea
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hours.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1781705


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