Hello blog followers! Let me introduce Team Squaregills! The picture you see here is an average day in the field for us biologists.
From left to right, we are composed of senior Haley Plasman (myself), junior Anna Ward, and senior Andrew T. Franklin. Our research consists of traveling to designated field sites along Rice Creek and Talmadge creek in Marshall, MI, collecting samples of substrate, and returning to the lab to process and categorize the macroinvertebrates we collected in those samples.
Based on the data we collect, we will be able to eventually assign pollution assessment scores to each site, and our overall results will be used to tie an environmental studies aspect to the project. Each of us is taking a little different angle on the research, so stay tuned for the details of each of our projects.