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Elevator Pitch

Submitted by mpetracchi on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:30

Our group focused our research on lichen abundance and air pollution. It turns out that lichens can be used as bioindicators of air pollution as their abundance of both species and individuals is correlated with pollution rates. Using this knowledge we compared lichen in two spots around campus, the campus pond and the woods behind sylvan residences, and compared the data. Our results yielded no significant difference in lichen abundance between the two spots. Thus we conclude either there is no difference in air pollution between these areas on campus or because we used trees near the outskirts of the sylvan woods they may not have been representative of the area.