Botanic Garden Intern Alana McGillis '15

Summer Research Project 2013

Studying Soils and Grain Size at the MacLeish Field Station

Funded by the Schultz Foundation, Summer Research Fellows Program

Support the research of Geoscience Professor Amy Rhodes at the MacLeish Field Station, comparing soil composition of a mature, eastern hemlock forest and in a juvenile black birch forest. Research includes tracking nitrification rates, measuring total nitrogen and carbon at the UMass Amherst Soils Lab, and conducting grain size analysis.

Alana McGillis '15