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The route to root processing

Roots collected from the top of the screen from soil pits in 2018 Get a sample out of the freezer. Weigh it and record the weight on the data sheet. Place the sample on a big sheet of paper and … Continue reading

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2008-2010 Roots

When analyzing data collected from past lab participants, we discovered many errors. There were discrepancies in relation to root samples from 2008-2010. The Qorpak jars that held the roots had the incorrect size classes labeled on them, and the matching … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identities in HBO (Hubbard Brook Old): Time to Resort the Birches!

As some of you know, Ruth Yanai, our most senior (Professor) lab member, is not the greatest at distinguishing leaves of white birch, Betula papyrifera, from yellow birch, Betula alleghaniensis.  It slows things down when she has to ask a high school … Continue reading

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Who are these yellow creatures?

What are these creatures we found on Yellow Birches from Jeffers Brook Forest?

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Who is eating our sugar maple leaves?

    We found these pretty sugar maple leavs from Jeffers Brook.  Does anyone know what insect does this?  –Nidaa Aljabbarin– This is from a Maple Leaf Cutter Moth. Doug Allen, an ESF professor, wrote a short article on this … Continue reading

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The 2016 Litter Year is Over! Enter in 2017!

The very last leaf litter sample, C2-4-A3, from 2016 has finally been sorted on November 5, 2017. Just in time for the 2017 leaf samples to come in later today! Nidaa Aljabbarin, Fidaa Aljabbarin, and Shahad Abdulameer were the lucky researchers … Continue reading

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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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