The effects of lead in soils on earthworm populations

Dr. Randall Mitchell and Cynthia Yoder

The Mitchell lab studies various ecological questions, from plants to animals and the human interactions with the environment. For this project, we will be studying lead in soils and the earthworm populations within, specifically the species diversity and densities, and applying ArcGIS as a program to understand the geographic nature of the project.

In this project we will be conducting hands-on field work to collect samples and data throughout the city of Akron and into surrounding areas. You will learn soil and worm sampling methodology, sample preparation and preservation, and applied scientific work, along with soil processes and more.

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