Friday, August 14, 2015

2015 Summer research week 13 (8/10/15 - 8/14/15)

8/10/15 State Game Land 205 

Two vehicles and four of us went down to SGL 205 to measure vegetation at two of the grassland sites. It rained for an hour and a half so we tucked our tails and made it back to Wilkes-Barre and celebrated CS's birthday with sushi. #fieldworkfail

8/11/15 Day off 

8/12/15 Ecological Society of America

Met up with some Auburn U folks that I adore. Helen and John are entomologists and Christina is an invasive species biologists that specializes on invasive herps (reptiles and amphibians).  I was there for one day and took a page and a half of notes and all research ideas. What is clear is that we need more work on urbanization. 


Office day. Would have liked to have gone out to the field but the lab was a mess and needed help. Still way behind on emails.

8/14/15  Francis Walter Dam

There to do vegetation measurements and met up with a herpetologist from East Stoudsburg University. Already picked up two amphibian specimens for the food web study. No snakes today but a bunch of other interesting critters including a Northern Harrier, Broad-winged Hawk, belostomatid, Gray Treefrog tadpole, American Toad, and Red-spotted Newt.

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