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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 III

So the insanity of the block continues … 18 days = entire course … this week EV311 went electrofishing on Monument Creek, started their final projects, and learned the power and perils of excel (nutrient uptake metrics and stream metabolism). Monday: Electrofishing in Monument Creek (between Unitah and Cache La …

Adventures in Biogeochemistry

This year in EV 211 | Human Impacts on Biogeochemical Cycles, we are examining the topic through the lense of agriculture. Focusing on how different agricultural practices, especially those practiced in the Western United States, alter the way the soil is storing carbon and nitrogen. We took two field trips …

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 …

Climate Change Fun!

My Block 5¬†Intro to Global Climate Change Class¬†was super fun. Engaged and interested students – the type of class that makes me love my job. Here are some highlights: Trip to Catamount in Woodland Park, CO to learn about snow pack structure & metamorphosis:         For their …

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 …

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