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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

An Introductory Wetland Botanical Survey and GIS Application

As the human population grows, we expand our communities into the surrounding environment, irrevocably altering it. This sprawl routinely results in the drainage of wetlands which harbor many rare and extremely specialized botanical communities. One of these increasingly rare sites is Zurich Bog, a nature preserve that is home to one of the last remaining mounded peat bogs in western New York, a patch of old growth forest, and a floating moor. The purpose of this study was to quantify the abundance of rare plant species and create a detailed base map of their locations using a geographic information system.

Presenters: Garry Coles (Undergraduate Student)
Mark Norris (Faculty)
Topic: Environmental Science
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 11 am (Session II)