Title

The Biodiversity Of Dragonflies And Damselflies: The Species And Behaviors Of Odonata Inhabiting The Cooper Library Pond

Author(s)

Neelia Heath

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Math

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Zoology

Presentation Type

Mentored

Mentor

Mentor: Dr. Culin; Department of Entomology, Clemson University

Abstract

The overall purpose of this project was to determine the biodiversity of Odonata, dragonflies and damselflies, in the area around the reflection pond in front of the campus library of Clemson University. Observations were made M-F during 2 or 3 30-minute sessions, and ethograms of the multiple thirty minute sessions were conducted. Biodiversity of the local dragonfly and damselfly species included both species’ composition and their behavioral patterns, such as: mating routines, perching patterns, and flying areas. The study also considered certain biases such as the effect of the temperature, wind, and the area which they inhabit. The results will be showcased in the campus library to inform and entertain students and visitors about these carnivorous insects that inhabit the Clemson University library pond.

Location

Kinard 119

Start Date

4-16-2016 12:00 PM

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Apr 16th, 12:00 PM

The Biodiversity Of Dragonflies And Damselflies: The Species And Behaviors Of Odonata Inhabiting The Cooper Library Pond

Kinard 119

The overall purpose of this project was to determine the biodiversity of Odonata, dragonflies and damselflies, in the area around the reflection pond in front of the campus library of Clemson University. Observations were made M-F during 2 or 3 30-minute sessions, and ethograms of the multiple thirty minute sessions were conducted. Biodiversity of the local dragonfly and damselfly species included both species’ composition and their behavioral patterns, such as: mating routines, perching patterns, and flying areas. The study also considered certain biases such as the effect of the temperature, wind, and the area which they inhabit. The results will be showcased in the campus library to inform and entertain students and visitors about these carnivorous insects that inhabit the Clemson University library pond.