NC State University / College of Veterinary Medicine

Our Mission

Exploring and working to resolve problems that affect the health and conservation of aquatic ecosystems and aquatic fauna. Read more...

Freshwater Ecosystem Issues

Aquatic ecosystems are dynamic complex communities. Land-use practices adjacent to these resources can alter the delicate balance between the physical and biologic processes that define these aquatic habitats. The loss of a single species, introduction of a non-native invasive species or the introduction of a single contaminant can disrupt the entire food-web and imperil species and the overall health of the ecoystem.

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