I have been working on analyzing the data we have obtained from prior years using statistical software such as SPSS and Primer/PERMANOVA+. I have learned how to conduct multivariate analyses, and have been reading about soil health and composition in tropical forests.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to analyze this year’s data yet. We are in the process of working through getting permission to use the facilities at Rutgers for Next-Gen sequencing, and also on fitting it into our budget. This will allow us to determine the composition of the microbial community from the samples we obtained. Once this is set up, I will be able to process and analyze this year’s data and compare it to previous years.