Freshwater Biogeochemistry Laboratory
Southeast Environmental Reseach Center (SERC)

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Completed Projects:

06/2004 09/2005 St. Johns River Water Management District. Lake Harney sediment accumulation and past water quality. W.T. Anderson, E.E. Gaiser, L.J. Scinto. $94,164.

11/2002-10/2004 U.S. Department of Energy to Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology (HCET/FIU) sub-account for Special Technical and Analytical Services. Parent Grant DE-FG26-00NT40806. Using Monitored Natural Attenuation Processes for the Remediation of Trichloroethylene Contaminated Soils and Groundwater. $20,000/annum ($40k total).

07/2003 11/2004 South Florida Water Management District / PSI, Inc. Sample collection and laboratory analysis at STA-2 field site. L.J. Scinto. $127,000.

06/2003 12/2004 St. Johns River Water Management District. Sediment nutrient characteristics and paleolimnological reconstruction of Lake Monroe, FL, USA. W.T. Anderson, E.E. Gaiser, L.J. Scinto. $132,000.

08/2001 08/2003 U.S. Department of the Army. Periphyton design and analysis for the C-51 (STA 1 East) Project. R. D. Jones, E. E. Gaiser, M. Gantar, L. J. Scinto. $792,000.

01/1996 12/2003 U.S. Department of Interior/National Park Service and South Florida Water Management District. Numerical interpretation of Class III narrative nutrient water quality criteria for Everglades wetlands. D. Childers, R. Jones, J. Trexler. $4,600,000 for 5 years. Biogeochemistry component: Scinto and Jones: $55,000 annually, Soils and Microbial Processes components: Jayachandran and Scinto: $50,000 annually.

09/2000 09/2002 U.S. Department of Interior. Evaluation of the potential use of periphyton-dominated storm water treatment areas for phosphorus reduction in the Southern Everglades. R. D. Jones, E. E. Gaiser, M. Gantar, L. J. Scinto. $580,000.

01/1999 01/2001 South Florida Water Management District. Research integration of natural advanced treatment technologies. R. D. Jones, E. E. Gaiser, M. Gantar, L. J. Scinto. $570,000.

11/1998 11/1999 U.S. Department of Interior/National Park Service. Using transect sampling to relate a phosphorus addition flume study to long-term water quality impacts in Everglades marshes. D. Childers, C. Buzzelli, E. Gaiser, R. Jones, J. Richards, L.J. Scinto, J. Trexler. $241,000.

08/1994 12/1996 South Florida Water Management District. Phosphorus retention by periphyton. K.R. Reddy and L.J. Scinto. $128,000.

Contact: Dr. Leonard Scinto / Freshwater Biogeochemistry Laboratory / SERC / Florida International University / 11200 SW 8th Street / Miami Florida 33199 / ph. 305-348-1284/1285 /
email: leonard.scinto@fiu.edu