Influence of Coastal Marshes on Sedimentation
This summer I’ll be using an ecomorphology flume— an artificial channel of water made to simulate the movement of water through a deltaic marsh— in McCone Hall to determine how wetland vegetation, particularly the biofilm that grows on the vegetation, influences sedimentation rate. I’ll be helping to set up the experiments, collect water samples from a pump attached to the flume, as well as process the samples and data collected to see how suspended sediment in the flume changes with time. From this lab work, we hope to better understand the role of river deltas in the trapping of sediment and the promotion of coastal land growth.
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- Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Mentor: Laurel Larsen