Dr. Stephanie Stotts (Associate Professor and Mentor of Environmental Science), Savanah Love (Environmental Science Senior), Sydney Hall (Environmental Science Senior), Joseph Howard (Environmental Science Senior), and Kassandra “Kassie” Rodriguez (Environmental Science Alumnae `19) actively participated in the Delaware Wetlands Conference in Wilmington, DE on January 29th and 30th. Stotts, Love, and Howard co-presented a talk entitled, “Coastal Flood Effects on the Growth of Low-Lying Eastern Red Cedars in Kent County, Delaware”. Hall presented two posters entitled, “Dendroecological Analysis of Salt Stress on Atlantic Red Cedars within the St. Jones Reserve” and “Wastewater Treatment and Microplastics: Murderkill River Compared to the St. Jones River”. These presentations were a result of the Environmental Science Seniors’ summer 2019 DE-EPSCoR, Project WiCCED internships.
Travel support was provided by the Delaware EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware under grant number OIA-1757353.