Behavioral Ecology & Environmental Science Research Team (BEESRT)

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Behavioral Ecology & Environmental Science Research Team (BEESRT)

Louisiana has long been a haven for ecological and environmental research; however, the majority of research being done is field work.  The Behavioral Ecology and Environmental Science Research Laboratory at Brother Martin High School replicates ecological conditions, in a laboratory setting, in order to fully understand the effects of hurricane type events on native fish species. We also perform empirical studies aimed at understanding the behavioral interactions between individuals within a given species. The recent focus of the team has been on maintaining and constantly improving the 215 gallon saltwater aquarium in the science hallway of the Meyer building. Our aquarium currently contains fifteen species of fish, a variety of mollusks and crustaceans, and 6 species of coral. Our aquarium gives students the ability to study a simulated marine ecosystems from both a microscopic and systematic approach.

Membership is by invitation.

Moderators:
Dr. David Jouandot ’03
Mr. David Rhodes

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