RBC staff presents on patterns of conductivity in Athens streams at international conference
RBC staff member, Phillip Bumpers presented at the Society for Freshwater Science’s annual meeting in Sacramento, CA in May on the patterns of conductivity in streams around Athens, GA. The presentation focused on local sources and potential drivers of conductivity. Conductivity has been shown in multiple studies to be correlated with declines in macroinvertebrate biomass and diversity. The presentation highlighted just part of an ongoing study that aims to better understand local patterns in conductivity and the relationship between conductivity and aquatic insect diversity. The presentation was co-authored by RBC faculty Seth Wenger, Amy Rosemond and RBC student the late John Spencer.