Intern Research Projects
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Quantifying Algae in the Caloosahatchee Estuary
Macroalgae samples were collected at 15 sites in the Caloosahatchee Estuary over the course of 4 days in early January 2017.
Restoring subaquatic vegetation in the Caloosahatchee estuary
Large exclosures were uses to reduce the grazing pressure of transplanted subaquatic vegetation with the goal of being able to support the grazing pressure once the exclosures are removed.
Influence of Nutrients on the Growth of Macro Algae
Field sampling for algae distribution and abundance was conducted along with laboratory growth and nutrient uptake experiments.
Investigation of Local Filter Feeders and Their Role in Water Quality
This Project examines spatial chlorophyll variation surrounding an intertidal Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reef in Tarpon Bay & filtration rates reef organisms .
The Risk of Establishment of Two Freshwater Invasive Species into the Caloosahatchee Estuary
A field study on to determine the presence of these two invasive and a lab experiment to determine salinity tolerances, and consequentially, their risk for establishment.