New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

The Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

Team: 79

School: Los Alamos Mid

Area of Science: ecology


Proposal: Los Alamos Middle School
Ecology

The Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
How is the population of the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout affected by the level of pollution in the Rio Grande? What are other threats to the trout? How have the trout population numbers varied over time as river pollution levels and other threat numbers have changed? These are questions we hope to answer in our project . We will obtain data from online and other resources to obtain answers like what these other threats are, how they are important to the population, and how pollution affects the trout, river and the other threats. To show this, we will be using a model programmed on Mathematica, and, by using research methods, we will make a computerized model of the decline in trout population in the Rio Grande. This will involve modeling the pollution levels in the river and all plants and animals that are harmful to the trout. Knowing these topics is important to us and to New Mexico as Cutthroat Trout are the state fish. Its population is important to us, New Mexico's culture, and a reflection of the past and current state of the environment.


Team Members:

  Philippa Chadwick
  anna short

Sponsoring Teacher: Pauline Stephens

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