Applied Research Projects on Muskrat Lake
Algonquin College students from both the Pembroke and Woodroffe campuses are collaborating on two applied research projects related to Muskrat Lake and its surrounding watershed.
Forestry Technician students from the Pembroke Campus Melissa Meneghetti , Jori Baldwin, and Katharine Van der Jagt are part of the team doing research work at Muskrat Lake near Cobden, Ontario. In this photo, right, Melissa drains off a water sample into a bottle. The sampler was just lowered through the ice on a rope to a depth of 35 meters and then tripped to collect the water. Water samples will then be sent to the Water and Wastewater students at the Woodroffe Campus for nutrient and other analysis and to Algal Taxonomy Inc. for winter algal species identification. Melissa and her team lead one of two applied research projects on the lake.
Forestry Technician students Matt MacKenzie, Tim Streng, Evan Dombroskie and Cam Ellis, left, lead a second applied research project on Muskrat Lake which involves the collection and mapping of water quality data using Algonquin College’s new water quality probe, including the algal sensor. Later in the summer they will be collecting water samples during anticipated blooms in an effort to assess the usefulness of the probe in predicting, characterizing and quantifying the presence of algae in the lake. (Photos: Michael Martin)
To see more photos and read more about the Muskrat Lake research projects, click here (PDF).
APPLIED RESEARCH DAY – April 13, 2012 – Woodroffe Campus
See below for posters developed by Pembroke Forestry students for Applied Research Day