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Water & Air Quality: Using Microbes to Push Regulatory Frontiers

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Bark Room, Room M104, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Interdisciplinary Science Planetary Health Talk: Elias Dueker, Assistant Professor, Biology and Environmental Urban Studies, Bard College

Citizen scientists have discovered that in rural and urban communities, microbes in adjacent waterways can also be found in the air. Earlier community efforts led to the establishment of the Clean Water Act and today these communities concerned have expanded to air quality as microbial connections between water and air are not currently considered in regulatory approaches. By conducting microbiological research with concerned communities, Dr. Dueker's research crosses scientific boundaries between air and water quality, pushing toward holistic management approaches in the urban and rural environment.

Sponsored by the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. For more information, please contact Katayoun Chamany at

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