- University Life
American Geophysical Union
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
American Fisheries Society
Member (1994-1995, 2001-2002)
I am currently involved in examining where and how organics in the Anacostia River (Washington DC) originate and are transformed. I am also working on models that can describe how organisms incorporate nutrients of different quality and how that is related to metabolic rate. For many years now I have been interested in the role of migrating river herring as marine nutrient vectors to freshwater systems.
SPONSORED RESEARCH: EXTERNAL GRANTS RECEIVED: Approximately $172,000 in external funding since 2006 (*pending renewal).
Area of Expertise:
fracking, hydrocarbons, effects of acid rain on fish, petroleum disasters, drilling in Gulf of Mexico
MacAvoy researches freshwater coastal fisheries and pollution; deep sea ocean resources; and urban water/runoff and combined sewage outflow in Washington, D.C.
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