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Watershed Monitoring

Through a number of collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary partnerships, the Keck Lab is involved in the ongoing review of variable and comprehensive impacts of development in the region. The Lake Matoaka watershed is dominated by second-growth forest, but developmental pressures associated with economic growth on campus and in the surrounding community are on the rise. These pressures include construction of new academic buildings on campus and new housing, business, and community development surrounding the campus. With all the elements for interdisciplinary study of the impacts of upland development accessible in the local watershed, we are undergoing comprehensive study of scientific and social components of our local watersheds.