PROTECT WVU Researchers at Buckeye Cave Again!

PROTECT researchers Prof. Dorothy Vesper and graduate student Amanda Laskoskie (West Virginia University) recently took another trip to Buckeye Cave (Amanda’s local research site that she uses to develop the models that will be used to understand how pollutants may travel through Puerto Rico’s aquifers.)

At this trip, John and Amanda got the ISCO automated samplers into the cave and bolted them securely into the walls.

The team was accompanied by USDA personnel – Doug Boyer, a senior researcher, and his field technician Derek.  Doug and Derek have previously done similar installations and they offered to assist.

Photos taken by John Tudek, who also served as the guide for the cave and the regional geology.  John is a PhD student at WVU and is assisting Amanda with technical and caving issues.

Read more about previous trip to Buckeye Cave here.

Read more about John and the WVU team here.