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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.
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, ...