What if we understood the role underwater plants play in the flow of water?
Ocean Sciences (OS)
Dr Xiao Yu, based at the University of Florida in the US, is the principal investigator of a project that seeks to model the flow of water over submerged aquatic vegetation. The findings will help scientists study a variety of key ecosystem processes in rivers and estuaries.
This brochure introduces Xiao’s work, offers an insight into careers in coastal and oceanographic engineering, contains an interview with Xiao and includes an activity sheet that challenges students to estimate the flow rate of a local river.