Today we spent time talking with PhD student and fellow bug lover, Megann Harlow. She is a student at the University of North Texas studying how aquatic insects can help us understand our water quality.
How can insects tell us about water quality? In a nutshell, certain insects live in cleaner water compared to other insects. Megann, and her lab, collect aquatic insects from water bodies on the Dallas Fort Worth Airport land, which makes up many watersheds. They then identify the insects and compare them to natural areas around the area to give the water a quality scale. We also talk a little about what it’s like being a mom and getting a PhD and Science Communication.
Megann goes into much deeper detail on our podcast so be sure to click the link. If you are interested check out her Twitter: @megannmae4 and Instagram: @megann_mae.
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