Monthly archives: February, 2016

Greenhouse Setup

Last week was spent getting the greenhouse on the CI campus set up for germination trials. Part of my capstone focuses on the germination of Santa Cruz Island Bush Mallow (Malocothamnus fasciculatus), which is an endangered species and also an island endemic. This species was included in my native seed mix, so by conducting germination trials in the…


Weekend Trip to Santa Cruz Island

I went out to Santa Cruz Island this weekend to see if there had been any successful germination in my plots from the seed mixture that I broadcasted about a month ago. I’m happy to report that there has been successful germination! I documented the progress and hope to go out to Santa Cruz in…


Mapping

This past week was primarily focused on producing maps in ESRI’s ArcGIS for my final report. The map below shows the locations of my six study sites in the Former Red Gum eucalyptus grove. It should be noted that this is the first draft of this map. Other than preparing maps, the past couple weeks have…


Winter Break Wrap-Up

Winter break has come and gone, and it is now time to get back into the swing of things to finish out my year-long capstone project. I feel like I had a successful winter break in terms of my project, as I was able to accomplish many tasks. With the help of my advisor from the…


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