- Friday, February 6, 2015
- 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
- Science Building 010
Allen Burton, Ph.D. Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Michigan
Human dominated watersheds and harbor are inundated with multiple stressors, some of which get significant public attention while others do not. The goal of the Clean Water Act is to restore and maintain the physical, chemical and biological integrity of our nation's waters; however, it is impossible to meet this goal without a sound understanding of which stressors are most important and most impairing aquatic ecosystems. Discerning which stressors matter cannot be done effectively using the current regulatory paradigms for assessment, remediation or restoration. We will review the common approaches and stressors and discuss pragmatic weight-of-evidence approaches for determining which stressors matter.