College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-05-20 12:16:51

Major

Biology

Honors Course

3100:499

Number of Credits

2

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

This paper aims to use photographs throughout several years to observe, examine, and make conclusions on changes occurring at different areas of the Bath Nature Preserve. Throughout the years 2013-2021, photographs have been captured at roughly the same angle at multiple locations in the preserve. These photographs will be placed into a time lapse video and examined to physically see how the environment is changing. Changes to the environment could be natural or as a result of outside factors. By examining these changes, it can be determined if alterations need to be made to help the environment thrive. Two specific spots will be looked at in the preserve from several angles. Elements like water level and appearance, plant life and quantity, and animal life can be observed throughout time with these photographs. By acknowledging any change occurring, it can be determined if any threats pose danger to the area or if any precocious measures need to be taken to ensure a high quality environment.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Randall Mitchell

First Reader

Dr. Robert Duff

Second Reader

Dr. Peter Niewiarowski

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Brian Bagatto

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