Presque Isle and coastal processes (PLE day 7)

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The Pymatuning wetlanders and the TA at Presque Isle.

The Pymatuning wetlanders finished up some experiments with Sphagnum moss this morning, in an effort to better understand how this ecosystem engineer manages to acidify its surroundings.  We then discussed salt marshes, particularly food webs and sulfur biogeochemistry. A field trip to Presque Isle took up the afternoon, and we were able to observe coastal processes and wetlands in this geomorphologically dynamic setting.

During the drive to Presque Isle, I overheard quite a few scientific names of plants being mentioned in the back of the van….tomorrow is the mid-term exam. We returned to PLE a bit early so that the students could have some extra time to continue studying.

Unfortunately, all of this studying for the exam has caused a couple of students to completely lose their minds, as highlighted in the video below.

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Posted on June 11, 2013, in Teaching, Wetland Ecology & Management (PLE) and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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