Earlier this summer, Brian van Ee (PhD student) and Dr. Carla Atkinson assisted Paul Johnson from the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in a mussel reintroduction in the Coosa River. Here you can see us in action as well as some great information on mussel propagation and recovery plans in Alabama.
While we have Onset hobo loggers in the field to assess temperature and gauge height, we are working in collaboration with Monica Anderson's lab to develop real-time data loggers. Trey Harrison, an undergraduate has been working diligently on this. We are currently testing a temperature logger that is uploading its data via cell phone signal every 30 minutes in a living stream channel here on campus. After this test, we will be incorporating a pressure sensor and stand alone power. We hope to deploy these in the field soon! Here's the data that is being uploaded to the web from our sensor in the greenhouse!