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Phytotechnologies Workshop Cohosted by the USGS and the University of South Florida

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George Kish and Robert Brinkmann
George Kish (left), water-quality specialist at the USGS office in Tampa, FL, and Robert Brinkmann, chairman of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at USF, Tampa.
George Kish of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s office in Tampa, FL, cohosted a phytotechnologies workshop at the University of South Florida (USF) on April 11 along with Bob Brinkmann, chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at USF. Phytotechnologies are broadly defined as the use of vegetation to contain, sequester, remove, or degrade organic and inorganic contaminants in soil, sediment, surface water, and ground water.

The goals of the workshop were to identify recent or ongoing research within the USGS and USF using plants to remove or reduce contaminants from surface water or ground water and to identify areas for collaborative research.

George Kish, Jim Landmeyer (USGS, Columbia, SC), Bob Brinkmannn, Mark Stewart (USF, Department of Geology), Kathleen Carvalho-Knighton (USF, Department of Environmental Science and Policy-Chemistry, St. Petersburg campus), Gordon Fox (USF, Department of Biology), and Daniel Smith (USF, Department Civil and Environmental Engineering) participated in the workshop.

The group, which has developed a research agenda and formed an ad hoc committee, plans to prepare several research proposals.

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