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CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

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A water sample was collected from Tomahawk Creek in Overland Park, Kansas, behind the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead on Switzer Road. Over the course of a few months, a variety of aquatic microorganisms were observed and identified in an attempt to categorize the trophic ecology of my sample. Multiple organisms were observed, including several genera of ciliophorans and numerous diatom genera. Diversity was measured by comparing the number of producer species and consumer species to each other, and by calculating the Shannon Biodiversity Index and Equitability Index and comparing these to the class averages. Results will be presented, and some of the most prevalent genera will be represented in large scale via digital sculpting and 3d printing.

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May 3rd, 1:30 PM May 3rd, 2:45 PM

An ecological survey of microscopic life in our local freshwater ecosystem in Tomahawk Creek

CoLab

A water sample was collected from Tomahawk Creek in Overland Park, Kansas, behind the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead on Switzer Road. Over the course of a few months, a variety of aquatic microorganisms were observed and identified in an attempt to categorize the trophic ecology of my sample. Multiple organisms were observed, including several genera of ciliophorans and numerous diatom genera. Diversity was measured by comparing the number of producer species and consumer species to each other, and by calculating the Shannon Biodiversity Index and Equitability Index and comparing these to the class averages. Results will be presented, and some of the most prevalent genera will be represented in large scale via digital sculpting and 3d printing.