Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program - Environmental Science
Other Affiliation: SURF 2022
The objective of this study is to investigate the concentrations and dynamics of microplastics in headwater streams of the Chattooga River in western North Carolina. The southern Appalachian Mountains serve as the “water towers” for the Southeast, as many important rivers are born in the mountains. Despite their importance to both humans and aquatic biota, no published studies have examined the concentrations and dynamics of microplastics in streams or rivers in this region.