Twin Cities Metro Lake Histories
Students work with Dr. Kevin Theissen to investigate past and present impacts on metro area lakes in partnership with local watershed districts. Theissen and the students collect sediment cores from the lake and then analyze the sediments to determine the past ecology of the area over the past several hundred years or more. Here are some pictures of the students and Dr. Theissen collecting core samples at Lake Wabasso, in Roseville, MN. Check out another collaborative project with the Comfort Lake Forest Lake Watershed District and the St. Croix Watershed Research Station here.