Graduate Wetland Field Research Course Visits Plum Island

Six graduate students in the Masters in Environmental Science program at Villanova University visited the Plum Island research site in coastal Massachusetts in October 2018.

Conducting lateral exchange measurements at a tidal creek site over an 11-hour tidal cycle.

Conducting dawn and dusk metabolism transects along the 24-km Parker River – Plum Island Sound estuarine system.

Collecting tea-bags that had been deployed in July to measure rates of decomposition at marsh sites throughout the system.