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Mission - The Ecological Systems Laboratory conducts education, research, and outreach activities related to sustainable water quality.


The Laboratory is a collaborative project between the Civil Engineering, Applied Biology, and Chemistry Departments at Rose-Hulman.


JI Case Wetland Project: Over a dozen students have spend their summers researching the water quality and biology of JI Case Wetland. To view project details visit the project website.


Lost Creek Restoration Project:

  This Eastern Spiny Softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera spinefera) was found traversing a trail along the wetland.

The spiny softshell's body is not protected by a hard shell but instead by a tough, rubbery covering. The spiny softshell is a far better swimmer than most other turtle species. Macroinvertebrates such as aquatic insects, crayfish, and an occasional fish are the main stables of its diet.

 To learn more about the Eastern Spiny Softshell visit the Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management -
click here

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