Mercury and Rice in the California Delta

Registration Eligibility
open
Start Date
08/01/2018
End Date
08/01/2020
Description
This webinar discusses lessons linking wetlands to water and wildlife, with a specific look at mercury and rice in the California Delta. Mercury is known by the public to effect fish and to be concerned about their fish consumption. Much of the California delta has been transformed from wetlands to farmland. Worldwide rice fields are the most abundant type of wetland. This webinar discusses this specific type of wetland and the impact that environmental pollutions play on food supply, public health issues such as: mosquitoes, methane, methylmercury. With the increase of urban farming, the increase of wetlands via human intervention, the prospects of
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1.Gather information on mercury and rice as separate entities
2. Learn their interaction with each other
3. Understanding such dealings in relation to the California Delta as a whole
Instructors
Lisamarie Widham-Myers, USGS Research Ecologist
Website Registration
Course Codes
2018-308
Provider
ISDM


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