Archive for August, 2010

Summer research on the Platte River, Nebraska

Prof. Laura Triplett, Carson Smith (’11), Todd Kremmin (’12) and Dr. Karin Kettenring (Utah State University) visited the Platte River in July to investigate how one non-native species of reed, Phragmites australis, is changing the biogeochemical cycling of silica there.  The dense stands of phragmites, seen in the photo, are causing silica-rich soils to accumulate […]