Melissa Mattwig

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Melissa Is a student at Allegheny College , studying Environmental Science and Biology , and is expecting to graduate in 2017 .

About Me:
Hello! My name is Melissa Mattwig, I'm from Cleveland, Ohio, and I am a sophomore at Allegheny College. I play rugby, run a bit, make lots of coffee, do a lot of sudokus, play outside in the sun, and do significant amounts of homework throughout the year. I love waking up early while drinking tea and going to bed early. Sometimes I knit things and bake cookies, but I really love growing plants. I'm super stoked to be in Chicago this summer!

My Projects
Evaluating Urban Natural Area Reconstruction and Management (2015)

Restoration of natural areas and native plant communities is challenging, especially in urban areas. Practitioners often rely on experience and anecdotal evidence when making management decisions to meet their goals. In constructed ecosystems, these rules don’t always apply. Monitoring species diversity and plant community composition is one way to quantitatively evaluate our restoration and