Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Dan Downey discusses his environmental/analytical chemistry scholarship, which includes a cooperative arrangement with the U.S. Forest Service and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on projects of environmental consequence to aquatic life in local communities and the surrounding region.  Specifically, he studies the negative effects that acid rain resulting from power plant emissions can have on local natural resources and landmarks, as well as mitigation strategies.

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