USGS - science for a changing world
Your cooperator's information.

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center > Joint USGS/USEPA Pathogens in Soils Geographic Information Systems Project

Joint USGS/USEPA Pathogens in Soils Geographic Information Systems Project

Introduction

Map showing tentative threshold values (Calcium >= 13000 ppm, Manganese >= 463 ppm, Phosphorus >= 580 ppm, and Strontium >= 170 ppm) used to identify where a naturally occurring outbreaks are "more likely" to occur than in other locations, with all other variables held constant.

For the Joint USGS/USEPA Pathogens in Soils Geographic Information Systems Project, the USGS and USEPA collaborated on studies to determine background concentrations of select pathogens in soils of the contiguous U.S. and the influences of geochemistry, weather and climate on these populations. Methods for collection, detection and GIS modeling were developed for use in prospective and retroactive investigations. Read more in the Project Overview.

 

Research

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/soil-pathogens/index.html
Page Contact Information: Feedback
Page Last Modified: December 05, 2016 @ 11:25 AM (JSG)