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WSU researcher part of $8M marine ecosystems grant

BonheyoSEQUIM, Wash. – Washington State University is part of an $8 million effort to accelerate development of experimental model systems in marine microbial ecology. » More …

Grant received to research sediments

PULLMAN – A group of WSU researchers has received a $350,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust to better understand the effects of contaminated lake and river sediments on human and ecological health.


Led by Jeffrey L. Ullman, assistant professor in Biological Systems Engineering, the grant establishes the Sediment Analysis Laboratory to carefully identify and measure pollutants, including heavy metals and organic compounds. The researchers will also be looking at microbial-contaminant interactions and pollutant impacts on fish and wildlife.


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