NSF REU (Coastal Ecology + Sea Level Rise)

NSF REU (Coastal Ecology + Sea Level Rise)

Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research, Sapelo Island, Georgia (2014)

Collaborated with a team and analyzed effects of saltwater intrusion on coastal marshes

          ° Research included:  plant biomass, distribution, and gas exchange, invertebrate sampling, soil quality sampling, datasonde maintenance, GIS/GPS

          ° Research locations:  freshwater forests and marshes (saltwater, brackish, and freshwater), areas with hazardous fauna and weather, and from boats and ATV

Organized independent project to survey pristine and damaged freshwater forests and determine effects of saltwater intrusion on forest flora biomass and distribution