Allyson Jackson, PhD
In the summer 2018, Dr. Allyson Jackson led a group of Purchase College undergraduate students on a field work project in Acadia National Park (Maine, USA). Their research goals were to document and quantify the relationship between the aquatic and terrestrial food webs to better understand how mercury contamination was making its way in riparian songbirds. Part of the project was to educate and engage the public in national park research, which involved leading community members on citizen science research days. On these days, anyone from the public could put on waders, grab a net, and help sample bugs. This seminar will detail both the community engagement part of the project and their scientific findings on food webs in Acadia.
The Robert O. Fehr Professorship Lecture is supported by the Heineman Foundation.
The NSS Lecture Series is made possible by generous contributions from Con Edison.