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Coastal Maine Terrestrial Ecology
The students had the opportunity to hike seven peaks in the park (three of them just for fun!) and explore diverse terrestrial communities including hardwood, boreal, alpine and lowland birch forests as well as a bouncy peat bog complete with carnivorous plants.
The whole crew at the top of Cadillac Mountain. Our first hike and the tallest peak on Mount Desert Island. Front row: Brittany Palasik ’12, Alyssa Forget ’12, Derek Tetzner ’13, Tyler Spooner ’12, Duncan Leech ’11. Back row: Mary Kelley ’11, Gretchen Harz ’12, Brendyn Meisinger ’13, Daniel Chilton ’13, Ian Hall ’12, and Robert Storck ’13 the course TA.
Coastal Maine is a wonderful place to investigate marine ecology with kelp and barnacle crowded coastal cliffs, tide pools packed with fascinating marine invertebrates and an abundance of coastal and marine vertebrates including bald eagles,
Tyler Brice ’13, Hannah O’Malley ’12, and Brendyn Meisinger ’13 are studying the landscape ecology of the eastern painted turtle ( Chrysemys picta picta ) with Assistant Professor of Biology Aaron R. Krochmal . The project, ...