School of Freshwater Sciences

The School of Freshwater Sciences is a particularly interesting application of telecommunications in network science. To those of us who do not live in this region the environment appears to be uniform; in fact, many different ecologies border the Great Lakes region. A classroom has initiated a study of weather and water quality data and requesting that other classrooms also send real soil samples from diverse locations within this region. Such a telecommunications project will reveal a rich survey of micro-ecologies in this one region, encompassing many square miles, and, thereby, illustrates the newer, regional approach to geographic studies rather than the more conventional state-by-state study.