Experimental Class: Liberal arts come together to expand environmental science.
Introduced Species (-)
Variation of under-story
Introduced Species (+)
Warmer – Night
Land Use change
Pollutants (+) of some types
What are the justifications?
Study or impact on local systems. Climate. Biome pretty new.
Adding the human element adds complexity to mapping. (however oversimplifying could create issues as well)
**interesting that campus would be a large continuous Bio Space.**
How do we describe humans as a biologist:
build out of wood, stone, concrete, glass,
*Brief review of GIS Projects**
**Interesting idea about the run being a flood plain.**
~Garlic Mustard Project~
What do invasive plants do to the ecosystems they invade?
Influence the resources available
Change nutrient cycles
change ecosystem fire regimes
Change the soil microbes.
Garlic Mustard interactions with Native Plants:
Suppress spring ephemeral
may influence nutrient cycling through effects
Allelopathy: Cyanide in its tissues
High Spring photosynthetic Rates?
urban heat island may promote plant growth
Urban sites should be good environment for invasive.
6 sites: to study.
**Climate change in a microcosm.**
More idea of Urban and Rural (very complicated). Data from GIS, with high temperatures (like heat islands)