How Does Road Salt Affect the Blackstone River Ecosystem?

From organic matter to midges, students analyze changes to the river's biome.

Curious about the effect that road salt has on the ecosystem of the Blackstone River, Aidan Bowler '24 and Francisco Luc Zafon-Whalen '24 worked with Pedro Torres, assistant professor of biology, collecting and analyzing data in the hope of gaining a better understanding of the changes.