|Gricelda Meraz||2002-2003 UMEB Scholar|
Full name: Gricelda Meraz
Occupation: Part time work: Ecological Restoration Institute, Forestry & the Freshwater Ecology Lab, Biology
Full time student: Northern Arizona University
Major: Environmental Sciences; minor: Spanish; emphasis: biology
Hometown: Parker, Arizona (but really I'm from Poston, AZ-and born in California.)
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, traveling, and playing my guitar
Cool Facts about me: I traveled to Guatemala for 3 weeks and México for 2 weeks this past summer. I will complete my last semester (Spring 2004) in Valencia, Spain.
Spanish Guitar Tabs: http://www.atame.org
Concert and event info: http://www.pollstar.com
Research Project: Fossil Creek is located on the Coconino and Tonto National Forests, near Strawberry, Arizona. Fossil Creek supports a variety of fish, invertebrate, and plant species (Marks et al. 2002). The stream was dammed in 1916 by Arizona Public Service (APS)-the dam is scheduled for decommissioning On Dec, 31 2004. Fossil creek water is diverted by flume to Irving/Childs power plant facilities. In 1993, the stream was declared eligible for inclusion into the National Wild and Scenic River system. 3 options are being considered for restoration-option 1: restoration of full flows leaving dam in place; option 2: restoration of full flows and removal of the top two meters of dam; option 3: restoration of full flows and removal of entire dam. My study will look at the densities and food consumption of an exotic crayfish population in Fossil Creek.
Marks, J.C., E.C. Dinger, and G.A. Haden. 2002. Biological Assessment of Restoration Options for Fossil Creek, AZ (Draft). Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. 45p.
My study site: beautiful Fossil Creek, AZ
A true field truck