Preliminary Results & Next Steps

As the summer draws to a close, I reflect on the volume of data I was able to to collect. This summer involved a combination of field and lab work that helped me gain new skills and gather data that begin to answer some of my research questions. For example, preliminary data suggest that the tidal flat I am studying will not remain a tidal flat as sea level continues to rise—it is being starved of enough sediment input to continue to build up vertically. This is problematic because coastal geologic features like tidal flats can protect communities and vital coastal infrastructure from the impacts of storms. Tidal flats are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna which thrive in environments where tides come in and out, a process unlikely to exist at the site as its morphology changes.

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This last blog post is attempting to sum up the result of the research project as of time.


Our data showed that the synchronized movement resulted in the highest level of cooperation in America. However, we also found out that the cooperation level of the control condition also was too” high”, casting a doubt into the actuality of the measured conditions’ impacts.

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Research Update #2

We finally got LH results back from UVA.  And none of them are unreadable!  Yay.  No matter what they are, they have got to be better than the results we’ve been getting for the past year.

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