Interdisciplinary Research in the Prairies

Faculty Dylan Fischer and Abir Biswas collect samples with student researchers Levi Travis and Mariah Smith on a South Sound Prairie site maintained by controlled burning. Fischer and Travis are studying the effects of fire on native plants while Biswas and Smith are studying fire's effect on mercury cyclings. -- Shauna Bittle photo

Faculty Dylan Fischer and Abir Biswas collect samples with student researchers Levi Travis and Mariah Smith on a South Sound Prairie site maintained by controlled burning. Fischer and Travis are studying the effects of fire on native plants while Biswas and Smith are studying fire’s effect on mercury cycling. — Shauna Bittle photo

This past summer, Evergreen launched the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (known on campus as SURP). This program provided 13 faculty and student teams the resources to pursue research projects in all manner of disciplines.

Faculty Abir Biswas and Dylan Fischer came together with their research students Mariah Smith and Levi Travis on a project that studies Biogeochemical Cycling and Ecosystem Ecology in the South Sound Prairies. In this multimedia piece, all four talk about the experience of working on a collaborative research project at Evergreen.

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