Organisms Inhabiting Heavy-metal Laden Substrates

EPA Grant Number: F9P11071
Title: Organisms Inhabiting Heavy-metal Laden Substrates
Investigators: Davoodian, Naveed
Institution: College of the Atlantic
EPA Project Officer: Michaud, Jayne
Project Period: August 4, 2008 through April 25, 2010
Project Amount: $41,500
RFA: GRO Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (2008) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Academic Fellowships


Examine the lichens of Callahan Mine an EPA Superfund site in Hancock County, Maine, contaminated with cadmium, copper and lead. We will compare our data with a baseline study of lichens inhabiting a peridotite outcrop in Deer Isle, Maine to determine if appropriate organisms can be identified to assist with decontamination.

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2009
  • Final