The Flint River Research Project is a project of the Dawson Lab with some collaboration with the Flint River Watershed Coalition. We are sampling fishes in the Flint River adjacent to campus to determine their abundance, distribution, and heavy metal contaminations prior to removal of a concrete weir and restoration of the river. This is phase one of the project, with phase two to occur after the removal of the concrete weir and restoration of the Flint River on campus. By researching the biota of the river, as well as the river and stream morphology before (this spring/summer) and after restoration efforts we can highlight the health of the river now and the improved health after restoration. A student will work on creating an interactive map of the Flint River in collaboration with community partners. This runs fall 2020.
The student will be responsible for creating an interactive map of the Flint River in collaboration with community partners to share with the greater community.
This position is for UM-Flint undergraduate students in good standing with a background in Wildlife Biology.
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