Raising Public Awareness of the Importance of Water Quality and Microplastics in the Tennessee River

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7 - 8 pm

Lecture is being held at the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center - UT Arboretum Auditorium

Dr. Martin Knoll has been teaching geology and hydrology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN since 1993. His main research interests include stormwater issues on the Cumberland Plateau, dynamics and water quality issues of groundwater on the Cumberland Plateau, microplastics in freshwater environments, and insect inclusions in Baltic Amber. In 2016, Dr. Knoll was project manager for the Tenneswim, the most detailed analysis of Tennessee River water quality ever conducted. During this project Knoll and his colleagues found the highest levels of microplastics recorded in any river of the world to date.


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