Watershed dynamics in southwest Florida

Robin Rousu, Class of 2000

Department of Geology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362

     I did a Keck Consortium project in Southwest Florida comparing the Henderson Creek and Blackwater River to see if the varying degree of human activities within their watersheds affect their estuaries. I measured physical parameters and took water samples along each estuary at different tide levels. In analyzing the data, I will be mainly considering the primary productivity of the two estuaries and how it relates to land use and other factors.

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