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Satiroff, J. Pesticide Occurrence and Persistence Entering Recreational Lakes Residing in Watershed of Various Land Uses : Neonicotinoids, recreational lakes, ecotoxicity, fate and transport, and pesticides. Thesis 2020.
Common Use Pesticides (CUPs) are important for agricultural producers to sustain food production. As a result, regions with high rates of agricultural production, such as the Midwest, often have ubiquitous occurrences of pesticides in surface and groundwater 1. Once pesticides are introduced into an ecosystem, pesticides have the potential for creating unwanted effects on non-target species and downstream environments 2,3. However, pesticides do not come strictly from agricultural practices. Therefore, the research presented in this thesis focuses on the neonicotinoid and fungicide concentrations detected in recreational lakes as well as their persistence in these aquatic environments during the growing season in Eastern Nebraska.
Advisors: Tiffany L. Messer and Aaron R. Mittelstet