Wetland Ecology at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology – Day 4
Biogeochemistry. Day 4 of wetland ecology began with an overview of wetland biogeochemistry and included a whirlwind ride on the “redox ladder,” a summary of the ways that wetland microbes “make a living,” and a look at the huge effects that microbial activities have on the wetland environment. After the student’s brains were fully oxidized (or reduced?), we headed out to Pymatuning Creek Marsh to collect quantitative data on marsh plant communities. Aaron Stoler also provided some guidance on macroinvertebrate sampling methods, and we collectively conducted a quick informal survey of invertebrates in the marsh.
PLE Day 4, a set on Flickr.