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Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. Bob Genter

March 14, 2019 | 11:00 pm - December 9, 2022 | 9:09 pm

Thursday, March 14
4 p.m. 
NVU-Johnson, Stearns Cinema
Contact: Amy.Welch@NorthernVermont.edu
Dr. Bob Genter, Professor of Biology (Retired), presents a talk: “Diatom Densities in Freshwater Streams Exposed to Heavy Metals around the Elizabeth Mine, Vermont, USA.”
Dr. Genter will talk about his survey of the diatom communities from fourteen sites distributed across six small to moderately-sized rivers near the Elizabeth Mine, Orange County, Vermont. His research indicates these organisms showed a range of different responses to the heavy metals found in these waters. These observations provide evidence that diatom communities provide a multi-species early indicator for assessing the extent of metal stress in freshwater stream environments.
Professor Genter’s retirement reception will be held immediately following the talk. 
Learn more about the series here.