Thursday, May 31, 2018

Eugene Eperiam: Forest Ecology course continues in Guam


The Forest ecology course brings together young brilliant minds from University of Guam (UOG), Northern Marianas College (NMC) and representatives from some Resource Management agencies throughout Micronesia. With all these geographic challenges we face being separated by vast body of waters; culturally we share the same knowledge and dialogue on ecological values within on our jurisdictions.  

These amazing individuals were group into four teams to tackle different areas in forest ecology (Vines, Snails, Acacia, and Flame trees). Each team came up with their own research question and hypothesis. Based on their question and hypothesis, they developed their own protocol to test their hypothesis, and collected their own data spanning urban forested areas all the way to the native undisturbed karst forest of Saipan and Guam.  With their compelling research questions, they are going to compare given areas across Saipan and Guam.