Presenting our work at the UWIN (Urban Water Innovation Network) Annual Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colorado
Post doc Kyotaek Hwang and REU student Elana Chan traveled to Ft. Collins Colorado this week to represent our lab and present three posters of some of our "Environmental Science in Detroit" research at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN). See their posters here.
You might not know what that means, and we're just learning too! Kennadi and Connor worked with Mary Kay in the ALEC lab at University of Arizona all day today prepping their samples for heavy metal analysis...
Joined by WSU Professor Glen Hood and guided by UA Professor Jeff Fehmi, Connor and Kennadi sampled insect galls on creosotebush in both natural and urban areas around Tucson, AZ all day in the hot desert on Sunday. On Monday they brought their samples to the ALEC lab at the University of Arizona where Leif Abrell and Mary Kay Amistadi started to teach them how to analyze for VOCs and heavy metals.
Connor and Kennadi have taken their gall project (funded by the Richard Barber Interdiscplinary Program) on the road. One of the dominant species in the desert Larrea tridentata or creosotebush is loaded with insect galls in the Tucson area of Arizona. They'll be sampling in the desert heat and then analyzing their galls for contaminants all week in the University of Arizona ALEC lab.
Elana came to work with us and learn about urban ecohydrology at the beginning of June. She completed her project "Developing Tools to Assess the Long-Term and Multifunctional Performance of Green Infrastructure: A Case Study in Detroit, MI" and is headed to CSU in Ft. Collins, Colorado for the UWIN (Urban Waters Innovation Network) Annual Meeting on Sunday to present her findings!
Undergraduates from team ENVISCID took a trip to Ann Arbor to look for insect galls in the footprint of the 1,4 Dioxane Plume. Looks like Ann Arbor is rich with galls! Check back to learn what we might be able to learn from these galls...
We now have almost a whole year of ecohydrological measurements - including weekly stomatal conductance, weekly soil moisture, daily greenness, hourly temp/humidity and 2 min inflow/outflow at the WSU retrofitted bioswale at Parking Lot 12 thanks to the stellar ENVISCID crew of devoted undergraduates!
Daphne Szutu's thesis work is finally out in WRR! The final product turned out great! Give it a read!
It was hot on the WSU Physics rooftop, but with heroic contributions from John Niedermiller and David Reed (MSU) we were able to get all of the instruments up! Now for power and communication...