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  • Friday, March 5, 2021
  • 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

BIO295: Biology Seminar Series

Relative Success of Native Plants in Urban Curb-cut Rain Gardens

Guest Speaker: Ana Singh, Calvin University Student

In many urban waterways, storm water runoff elevates bacteria concentrations, sediment load, nutrient levels, and other contaminants, creating human health hazards for downstream communities. Curb-cut rain gardens containing native plants are one element of green infrastructure used to address storm water runoff problems in Kent County’s Plaster Creek Watershed. We compiled a data set in the summer of 2016 from 11 curb-cut rain gardens and created a statistical model of our results. From this, we were able to address variability between gardens and assess the relative success of native species through predicted survivorship and predicted performance.

Live via Microsoft Teams:  https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a721be1405096430a8e799402d79214b7%40thread.tacv2/1609787576483?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22756349b9-0610-4b01-917b-2a4ac10df947%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22afacda0a-cb35-4564-815f-cea19ed6a1f7%22%7d

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