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Month: September 2010

T-4 days!

T-4 days!

I can’t believe it’s here.  After more than a year of anticipating this dream field season… we leave in 4 days.   Lisa (my friend from master’s degree and current field assistant ) just arrived in Vancouver and we spent the day meeting the lab, packing, and experimenting with new field equipment.  Last week, I told my boyfriend that it didn’t feel like we were leaving in a week!  And he said, it will when Lisa gets there. And he was…

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Another eco-evolutionist’s toy

Another eco-evolutionist’s toy

My nerdy colleague Dennis Hansen just facebooked this: Timetree You can find out when two taxa split up. Very enlightening: bromeliads and humans diverged about 1400 Mya ago! What does this tell us? Mainly that Dr. Jana is trying hard to not-work! 😉

Does anyone else feel that field biology is just an excuse for scientists to do arts and crafts? Seriously – what are the main pieces of equipment you use in the field. I bet it involves hot glue, duct tape, and ziploc bags!