Several projects will be explored while in Chennai, India. These projects include creating a play area for a local school, checking on the efficiency of a biochar filtration system that was previously installed, looking into a small solar powered system for a local school, and starting a compost garden at a local college with a large trash problem.
The Michigan Tech campus is positioned within a major migratory route for many bird species and thus many of these birds are at risk of window collisions with campus buildings. This project creates research and creative opportunities for science and art students on the Michigan Tech campus to help birds safely navigate our campus.
Tropical forests contain ~25% of Earth’s terrestrial biomass and exchange more carbon (C) and energy with the atmosphere than any other biome. As such, our poor understanding of how tropical forests will respond to projected increased temperatures severely constrains global predictions.
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