Heard, Alumna Co-Author Article for International Environmental Science Journal

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Dr. Matthew Heard, assistant professor of biology, co-authored an article entitled “Variation in the presence and abundance of anthropogenic microfibers in the Cumberland River in Nashville, TN, USA” with recent biology graduate Lina Said (’19) in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research

This article was the first study to examine how microplastics and other microscopic pollutants are impacting the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee.

Environmental Science and Pollution Research is an international journal that covers all areas of environmental science and related subjects with an emphasis on chemical compounds. 

To read the article, visit https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-020-08091-x.