Eissenstat laboratory group shares ecology research with Franklin & Marshall College class

Visiting Professor of Biology, Dr. J.B. Moon (Penn State Alumna, Ecology - 2012), toured the Shale Hills catchment with BIO 323 – Ecological Concepts and Applications students at Franklin and Marshall College to gain first-hand knowledge of current research and applications of ecological concepts to conservation and management in the CZO.  Seven undergrads with majors ranging from environmental science and anthropology to music spent a Saturday sharing science in action with Dr. David Eissenstat, Professor of Root Morphology, Ted Primka, PhD. Candidate Ecology, and Qicheng Tang, PhD. Candidate Soil Science.  Their interests spanned learning about the effects of geomorphology on nutrient cycling and hydrology, to the effects of below ground root networks, to the eddy flux tower. After visiting the CZO, some of the students decided to change their class projects and use the CZO database in their final class proposals.

Minirhizotron displays subsurface photos of roots.

Tang discusses variability in soil moisture between the north and south slopes in Shale Hills.

Eissenstat describes sap flux sensors and their function. 

Eissenstat describes sap flux sensors and their function. 

Minirhizotron displays subsurface photos of roots.

Tang discusses variability in soil moisture between the north and south slopes in Shale Hills.


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RESEARCH | EDUCATION/OUTREACH


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CZO

Discipline Tags and CZOs

Biology / Ecology

Shale Hills

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