Group 6 Copy 20
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Collapse of the marsh ecosystems of southern Iraq after 1991 forced hundreds of thousands of people into urban slums, and led to contamination of the remaining water supply. We will establish three test beds to see whether brackish water returned from oil drilling and refining can be used to construct new salt marshes. These will filter water, provide forage for livestock, create habitat for fish nurseries, and give new economic opportunities.
    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Something's fishy: the effects of non-native rainbow trout farming on Neotropical cloud forest streams

    Introduced rainbow trout can have profound effects on the chemical and biological characteristics of temperate...

    Say “cheese”: Using automated cameras to assess the status of a threatened seabird

    The introduction of non-native goats to an important Chilean seabird island may impact the breeding of a threatened...

    Genetically Engineering Bacteria to Measure and Sequester Fluoride to Clean Our Waters

    We are the ECHHS iGem team! Last year, we successfully tested a plasmid that identifies fluoride bioswitches...

    Backer Badge Funded

    An ecology project funded by 43 people