Does headwater stream restoration increase salamander diversity and/or the number of Eurycea bislineata?

Dr. Steve Weeks and Gabrielle Russell

Stream restoration is a growing practice, as people have understood the important ecosystem services that streams provide us. This research project will be comparing the salamander communities between restored and non- restored streams. As a tiered mentor student, you would assist in the collection of the salamanders and learn the Ohio EPA’s methodology for doing so. We will also be surveying stream’s hydrology (flow) and geomorphology (physical channel features). There will also be opportunities to learn larval and adult salamander ID, aquatic macroinvertebrate ID, data analysis and see some of the area’s beautiful metro parks!

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