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...
All of the pieces finally arrived at Wayne State from Campbell Scientific! Today we spent the day going through the boxes and getting some practice set up in before the official install on the Physics rooftop next week!
Led by Emily Seifert, the undergraduate researchers in the ENVISCID lab did a day of intensive porometer measurements to see how stomatal conductance varies over the course of the day for three plant species in the Wayne State Parking Lot 12 Bioswale.
Undergraduate researcher Emily Seifert was the recipient of one of two 2019 Scholarship Awards ($1000) from the Midwest Mineralogical and Lapidary Society of Michigan (MMLSM). Recipients were selected based on their demonstration of marked achievements in the fields of geology, mineralogy, paleontology, lapidary studies, environmental studies or related arts. Emily, an environmental science major, was presented with her award by Dr. Velma Bradley at the MMLSM club meeting in May.
Steven and Femi graduated this semester so we celebrated at our end of the semester lab party! Congrats! We'll be missing them...