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Mussels Serve as Water-Quality Sensors

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Why would a mollusk wear a backpack? For decades, IIHR has had a love affair with the freshwater mussel. Once students dig their first mussel from the Mississippi River mud, they are hooked. IIHR researchers have led countless mussel-based research projects, including efforts to re-establish endangered species in Midwestern rivers. At LACMRERS, a display of […]

Mussels as Sensors

Posted on September 11th, 2013

As filter feeders, mussels serve as an early warning system for pollutants and sediments in Mississippi River, much like the “canary in the coal mine.” Native freshwater mussels perform essential ecological functions in aquatic systems. They can influence nutrient cycling, because they transfer nutrients from the water column to the riverbed. The mussels require constant […]

Anton Kruger: How Stuff Works

Posted on March 1st, 2012

As a boy, Anton Kruger couldn’t resist dismantling his toys to find out how they worked. “Nothing was safe when I was around,” he admits. “My mom used to buy us these little wind-up toys. It wasn’t 10 minutes before I would open them and break them to see all the gears and such.” Kruger […]

LACMRERS: Productive Partnerships

Posted on February 27th, 2012

Every day seems to bring a flood of negative environmental news. The problems are so complex, they often seem beyond the scope of what one person can address. IIHR researchers know how challenging the problems can be. That doesn’t stop them, though, and in fact, they believe they knows the key: collaboration. LACMRERS can bring […]

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