In Spring 2017, Dr. Richard Lathrop’s Advanced Environmental Geomatics class explored the Lower Raritan River from the R/V Rutgers. In addition to robust data collection and visualization, several of the students — Chris Wanter, Alexandria Ambrose, Steven Weber and Daryl Krusnuk — developed a story map examining the natural and cultural history of the Lower Raritan River. The story map begins at Landing Lane with a description of the colonial port that once thrived there and moves down river through a total of 20 sites to the swing bridge for NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line. The Advanced Geomatics class also presented their course findings in a poster session at the 9th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference and Awards Ceremony in June.
The story map is a great introduction to the lower reach of the river for anyone taking a tour by canoe, kayak or while conducting research from the R/V Rutgers!
Student Posters can be viewed here:
- Alex Ambrose w/Krasnuk, Walker, Weber and Viera, Mapping the Physical and Historical Features of the Lower Raritan
- Rosy Tucker w/Kapagantula, Gilardi, Schumm, Ray and Hudyha, Flood Inundation Modeling for the Raritan River
- Ian Baker w/Hess, Huang, Kerr, Nausbaum, Purus and Warina, Raritan River Real-Time Hydrological Observatory
- Daryl Krasnuk, Improving Watershed Health Through Habitat Restoration and Storm Water Management in the Raritan River Basin
- Daryl Krasnuk, Urbanization and Groundwater Recharge in the Raritan River Watershed
Photo of red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) by Steven Weber.