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Last day of summer!

Summer seems to have flown by – classes start tomorrow and all of us in my lab are transitioning back to classes (up next for me: Intro to Global Climate Change). The students that worked with me this summer are amazing and I am excited to work with them as …

Stream Ecology on the Block – Part II

This past week in EV311 (Stream Ecology) we added biology to the mix and visited Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area near Penrose, Colorado to examine how small scale habitat changes in streams can affect who lives there (i.e. macroinvertebrates). We also collected water for alkalinity and dissolved oxygen measurements – because every good …

Stream Ecology on the Block

Each year during the first week of  EV 311 we leave campus for 3 days to explore stream geomorphology and hydrology in the southern portion of the Colorado Front Range. We visit the meandering South Platte (near Fairplay) and a fast moving boulder laden Arkansas River (near Buena Vista) before spending a …

Fire Research – Summer 2016

This summer Team Fire grew quite a bit! Following up on last summer’s work in the Hinman and Hayman fires we visited two additional 2002 burn scars (& nearby reference catchments) and sampled an additional hillslope within the Hayman burn. Ecosystem Pools & Soil OM: Asheton Gilbertson (CC ’18) and …

Team Fire

Team Fire has spent the last five weeks collecting soil and water samples from burned and unburned Ponderosa watersheds. At the start of June we were joined by Brian Buma (thank you NOVUS Scientist Exchange Grant) who taught us how to quantify fuel loads, above ground biomass, etc. You can …

May & June in White Clay Creek

Our home base for the field season was at the Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Because we had access to this research center’s senior guidance and facilities, our field season was both productive and timely. Our work took place just downstream from the intersection of White Clay Creek …

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