Brianna Henry

Brianna Henry

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota, Clarion University c/o 2015

Graduate Research Assistant


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Published on Dec 19, 2016

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support of my project! Even though my campaign has ended and didn't reach its goal, the research will thrive through other means, including a small and recently awarded g...

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Published on Nov 25, 2016

Thankful for our undergraduate researchers

As it's a time for reflection and thanks and nearing the end of my crowdfunding project, I wanted to take a moment to shine a light on some of the outstanding undergraduate researchers who have pla...

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Published on Nov 22, 2016

Part of the bigger picture: A look at the field-based inspiration behind the project

This experiment makes up just one half of my master’s thesis project, and is a scaled down version of our field-based study in the Prairie Pothole wetlands of South Dakota. The field study is share...

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Published on Nov 16, 2016

Counting spiders in the dark

One of the most exciting parts of the data collection for this experiment happened when you’d least expect it to- about 10 at night. Once a week we’d head back out to the research site after dark i...

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Published on Nov 14, 2016

It's all about the insects (Part II)

But what about the adults?Collecting the adult aquatic insects can require a little more ingenuity, since we want to catch them right as they leave the water and become winged adults. In order to a...

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Published on Nov 12, 2016

It's all about the insects (Part I)

But how do we collect them? Collecting aquatic insects can be pretty tricky business, especially as they change from juveniles to adults and leave to the water with wings. In order to do my resear...

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Published on Nov 08, 2016

What the heck is a mesocosm?

Now that you’ve learned a little about my experiment, it’s time we take a visit to the Experimental Aquatic Research Site (ExARS) at the University of South Dakota- the place my project calls home....

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