GIS and Laboratory Study Contaminants in Wetlands

by Pete Bourgeois, Natl Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, United States,
Steven Castille, Natl Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, United States,
Al Alonzo, Natl Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) provide excellent visualization and analyses of where pollution sources are located relative to existing wetland resources and areas of significant wetland loss. Once located, point an non-point source contaminant impacts to wetlands and the associated wildlife can be assessed. Remediation and restoration techniques can then be developed to combat wetland loss. Wetland loss as associated with contaminants will continue to be a long-term focus of environmental activity. Thus, a major need exists to better understand how contaminants operate at the river, wetland, and coastal system continuum.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (coastal) | Information systems | Geographic information systems | Pollutants | Wetlands (fresh water) | Pollution | Laboratory tests | Systems management

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