Matthew Baker (3283)

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The Biological Inhibition of Sea Grass Restoration

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Department: Biology

Advisor: Jonathan Allen


My Honors Thesis has two main goals. First, I will use a combination of field and laboratory experiments to test the effect of mud snail egg capsules on the growth and survival of eelgrass, the most widespread marine plant on earth. Second, I will communicate the results of my experiment into actionable recommendations for eelgrass restoration in Casco Bay and develop mudsnail-eelgrass interactions as a model for emphasizing the role of ecology in the restoration of sea grass globally.


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