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Ricks Burton
Ricks Burton

Assessing Water Quality of Catalpa Creek Watershed

Ricks Burton is a junior in the Department of Forestry. He is studying water quality in the Catalpa Creek Watershed. The headwaters of the creek begin on the main campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. The research will help inform the effectiveness of recent best management practices set in place by MSU and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The best practices are intended to mitigate the contributions by MSU to identified water quality issues within the watershed. The data collected will be included in a watershed management plan, will be presented at professional meetings, and will used in the preparation of peer-reviewed publications. Burton will be mentored by Dr. Courtney Siegert, assistant professor in the Department of Forestry.


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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Katherine Abell, a wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture major, and Zachary Senneff, a forestry major, were among the winners of the 2014 MSU Undergraduate Research Symposium. Abell placed first in the community engagement and social sciences categories and Senneff placed second in the biological sciences and engineering category.

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