Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2022-05-12 08:46:36



Honors Course

Senior Honors Program in Biology

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


As human population increases in the years to come so too will the agriculture business. We already know that the use of chemicals such as fertilizers and other agriculture chemicals aid to promote accelerated crop growth so that we can harvest the most food for the most people. There is less research on the effects that the runoff of these chemicals have on wetland environments that are downstream from farmland. I would like to explore how some of these agricultural chemicals, like ammonium, will affect the growth of different types of wetland graminoids. I will be looking at Poa polustris, Elymus virginicus and carex vulpinoidea.

Research Sponsor

Randall Mitchell

First Reader

Stephen Weeks

Second Reader

Gabrielle Russel

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brian Bagatto

Included in

Biology Commons



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