Today the Paerl lab kicked off a third bioassay in collaboration with the Zhao Research Group at NC A&T, which is focused on determining the water quality impacts of landfill leachates (to learn more about this project click here). IE student Meg will be building off of this bioassay for her Independent Research Project and will be determining the effects that these leachates have on algal communities and their composition over a longer period of time. We are looking forward to seeing the results of her project!