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Science Seminar Series

 

319 Middle Eel River Initiative

The 319 Middle Eel River project is a water monitoring project. The purpose of the project is to see if cover crops are an effective conservation practice to minimize agricultural runoff. To help reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Different aspect are anaylzed; such as, e.coli, water chemistry and biological sampling. Four students have been hired over the summer to help conduct the different parameters being anaylzed.

  • Water Chemistry & E. Coli
    • What is in the water and how much.
  • Proficient use in the use of automatic water samplers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Electrofishing
    • Backpack, Tote Barge, and Boat
      • To sample fish species within the river
  • Fish Identification
    • Be able to identify by site fish species within the river

    2014 INTERNS

    Billy Pigg

    Soph.

     

     

    Mitch Overmyer

    Jr.

     

    Savannah Riley

    Jr.

    Karlie Logenberger

    Jr.

     
         
         
         
         

     

    Paired Watershed Research

                  This is the second year for the Paired Watershed Study. Similar to the 319 Middle Eel River project the Paired Watershed Project is trying to determine the best management practice in order to reduce agricultural runoff. The difference between the two is the Paired Watershed is anaylzing two upland tributaries, Beargrass and Pawpaw, while 319's focus is the mainstem river, the Eel. Currently the Paired Watershed is funded by a variety of different agencies but to name a few: Environmental Defense Fund, Corn Market Alliance and Soybean Alliance.

    • Water Chemistry
    • Proficient use in the use of automatic water samplers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    • Hydrology
    • Electrofishing
      • Backpack, Tote Barge, and Boat
    • Fish Identification
      • Be able to identify by site fish species within the river
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      2014 INTERNS:

 

Breegan Anersen

Sr.

 
 

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Nathan Patterson

Sr.

 
 

Trisha McClain

Environmental Scholar

 
     
     

 

 


 

Black Bass

The Black Bass Project was a two-year project. The first year (2013) monitored the Eel River and the cinal yeal concluded at the Tippicanoe River.

The project consisted of a fish survey of largemouth, smallmouth and rockbass within those areas.

2014 INTERNS:

 

Brice Peyton

Sr.

Alan Mock

Soph.

 

Ethan Sloan Stanifer

Sr.

Collin Huffine

Sr.

 
     
     

 

 



 
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