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  • Urban Ecosystem seminar samples water from Conservatory Water in Central Park
    Urban Ecosystem seminar samples water from Conservatory Water in Central Park

Today our Urban Ecosystem freshman seminar sampled and tested water from three different water bodies in Central Park: Conservatory Water (i.e., the mini-sailboat pond), The Lake, and Turtle Pond. The Lake is under a harmful algal bloom advisory, while Turtle Pond has a somewhat less serious algal bloom caution. Conservatory Water, which is essentially in a large concrete basin, serves as a control for investigating the water quality factors linked with eutrophication and algal blooms in the other two ponds. Students are collecting data once a month this semester in preparation for their final Water Quality Projects on the last day of class. 

Seminar

NYC 103: Urban Ecosystem

Faculty Name

Alessandra Leri