Hi! My name is Ms. McCullagh. I will continue to post nature related photos and videos on this great outlet - thank you, Earthwatch! I traveled with Earthwatch to Maryland to study Climate Change and Fragmented Forests at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This is a photo of the unit through which we conducted our video conference...need to write a grant to purchase one for CCHS...

We mapped trees in one of the areas under study. We had to measure the diameter of each tree in a 10m x 10m plot, marking its x and y coordinates, and registering its health and its relation to the other trees in the area. It was a cold morning and the ground was muddy. Thankfully, our plot did not include the creek that flowed nearby...


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