Alcorn Professor Publishes in Journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences

February 27, 2008 · Print This Article

Dr. Alex D.W. Acholonu, Professor of Biology, Alcorn State University, published an article Water Quality Studies on Freshwater Bodies in New Orleans, Louisiana One Year After Hurricane Katrina in the latest issue of the Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences (October 2007). This article was published with his student Tiffari Jenkins and with assistance of several other students.

In September 2006, Dr. Acholonu applied for and was awarded a grant for $5000.00 by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) to take ecology majors and Ecology Club students on a field trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to observe the devastations caused by Hurricane Katrina, and to investigate the water quality (extent of pollution) in the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, and Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO) Golf Course Pond, one year after the occurrence of the hurricane (August 28- 29, 2005).

The detailed finding of Dr. Acholonu and his students were published in the Journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Acholonu said that the students very much enjoyed the trip and look forward to more field trips of this kind in the future.


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