The LiveLagoons project is always keen to integrate and support early career scientists into the fascinating activities related to floating wetlands. Joana and Sophia, two students from the IMBRSea program, conducted an exhaustive water sampling program in the IGA Park (Rostock, Germany), testing different methods to monitor aquatic fauna beneath the island and mapping the riparian vegetation along the Warnow estuary. In these tasks they were guided by senior scientists from EUCC-D with the aim to promote independent and autonomous scientific work at an early stage. We appreciated not only the wonderful results of the two hardworking students, but above all the breath of fresh air and the creative ideas that the interns brought along with them.
Have a look at the wonderful digital herbaria Sophia created: