Protecting the Duke Forest
Advised by Dr. Mark Borsuk and doctoral student Jonathan Holt from the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke undergraduate environmental engineering student Monika Dharia conducted a major project on the Duke Forest for her senior thesis and in order to graduate with distinction from Duke. Monika modeled some of the threats, vulnerabilities, and risks facing the Forest like climate change, invasive species, and damage by recreational use. We hope to expand on her framework with future study to help us make more precise decisions for our 7,000+ acres. Thank you Monika!