Mill River Image

The Pratt Lab conducts long-term monitoring projects in local habitats.  Students in Bio 131 and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows help collect data on three main projects:

  1. Monitoring macroinvertebrates in the Mill River to assess how Smith College’s sediment management protocol for Paradise Pond is impacting the river
  2. Investigating invasive insects on eastern hemlock trees
  3. Following the spring leaf out of invasive and native shrubs