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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Casey Shannon
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-18T04:30:22Z
dc.date.available2014-09-18T04:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherharris_casey_s_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/harris_casey_s_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30463
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of Salmonella in waterways of the southeastern U.S. and elsewhere raises questions about the potential role of contaminated agricultural irrigation water in foodborne illness. This thesis provides background on Salmonella as a bacterial pathogen and its role in human illness and the environment, and the current status of food safety and related concerns for fresh produce in the U.S. We evaluate the influence of storm precipitation events on Salmonella transport through crop fields, forests, and streams in vegetable farm landscapes, and compare Salmonella levels in irrigation ponds across southern Georgia in the context of watershed and landscape characteristics.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSalmonella
dc.subjectEscherichia coli
dc.subjectbacteria
dc.subjectpathogen
dc.subjectirrigation
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectrainfall
dc.subjectstorm
dc.subjectrunoff
dc.subjectpond
dc.subjectreservoir
dc.subjectagriculture
dc.subjectfarm
dc.subjectfoodborne illness
dc.subjectMPN
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectwatershed
dc.subjectland cover
dc.titleImpacts of storm-driven surface runoff and landscape characteristics on Salmonella in farm irrigation ponds in south Georgia, USA
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentInstitute of Ecology
dc.description.majorEcology
dc.description.advisorCatherine Pringle
dc.description.advisorGeorge Vellidis
dc.description.committeeCatherine Pringle
dc.description.committeeGeorge Vellidis
dc.description.committeeSreekumari Rajeev
dc.description.committeeR. Richard Lowrance


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