Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 07:38:55



Honors Course

3100 4999

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


The purpose of this research project was to assess the pH of the Tamarack bog. The research was conducted once a month, weather permitting, at the Tamarack bog at the Bath Nature Preserve in Akron Ohio. Data collection began on July 31st, 2019 ended October 2020 and was supplemented with pilot data collected in 2018. The pH was taken with a pH probe at specific sampling sites and transects that have been placed by Dr. Mitchell previously for other experiments. It was found that the Tamarack bog presented as a mosaic bog with features of a fen as well. The pH values ranged from 3.63 to 7.90 and while water level did not have a significant effect, surrounding vegetation, time of year, temperature and location within the bog all did.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Randy Mitchel

First Reader

Todd Blackledge

Second Reader

R. Joel Duff

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brian Bagatto



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.