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Tips for Taking Off Your Gloves

Did you know that our hands have a lot of sodium on them, and the leaf samples we are studying have very little? The 2016 Fall Litter Samples are being chemically analyzed, therefore we are wearing gloves when dealing with … Continue reading

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Sorting 2016 leaf litter has begun!

The 2016 Leaf Litter is going to be handled differently from previous years.  Nat, Maddy, Cindy, Melany, Gretchen, Dan, Ryan, Adam, Grace, and Maddy (again) collected litter four (4, count them) times this fall:  Oct 7-9, Oct 17-18, Oct 21-23, … Continue reading

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Useful for Reuse!!

Say goodbye to clutter! These litter collection bags are packed, clipped, and ready for action in the 2017 field season.  They are already labeled by stand, plot, and basket. Our very own Grace Lockwood has done an exceptional job double … Continue reading

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Rescued from Oblivion

Last weekend DeZhane noticed that the sharpie was rubbing off the ziplock bags of the litter from trip 3 2016. To prevent losing the identity of the samples,  we printed  labels to place into the bags. Now the samples really … Continue reading

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Blast from the past!

Now that we’ve finished all of the 2015 leaf litter samples and have our 2016 samples underway… we can work on soil samples again! We haven’t sorted roots in a long time. Maria, one of our newest high school students, is … Continue reading

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Sample clones and oven mysteries

Today we started out by investigating the effects of a mysterious dip in the drying oven’s temperature down to 48 C. To check to see if this would affect our data, Nick weighed a few samples and weighed them again when … Continue reading

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