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Effects of Invasive Snails on Estuary

Seitz Poster

Kiley Seitz, an OHSU graduate student, gave us a sneak preview of the research poster she is presenting today at the OHSU Institute of Environmental Health research symposium. In the lateral bays of the Columbia Rivestuary lives an invasive snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum. Elsewhere this snail is known to produces high ammonium concentrations, which can be disruptive to the ecosystem. Seitz will discuss her research to better understand the effect of P. antipodarum on the Columbia River estuarine nitrogen cycle and its relationship with ammonia oxidizing archaea.

Details about the research symposium are at