I was finally able to get though some video editing. So here you go! This first video is from the day I spent in the helo with the Fishscapes project in the Kuparuk River Valley. The Fishscapes…
Hot in Boulder
Leaving Alaska I boarded the plane in Anchorage with mixed emotions. I can’t wait to see my husband, but I will really miss the Alaskan mountains and tundra. My five weeks in the Arctic was an…
Allie harvesting some greens for market.
The Homestead I just spent a week in Chickaloon, AK with my sister Allie and her husband Jed on their farm that sits between the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains in the Matanuska Valley, about 1.5…
Green up
Departing Toolik I have been at Toolik for almost five weeks and I sadly said goodbye this morning and headed south on the Dalton Hwy. I did have a little time to hang out with the two other…
The helicopter!
Today’s Journal Yesterday I spent the day riding on a helicopter! The helicopter! I tagged along with Cameron Mackenzie and Heidi Golden who are part of the Fishscape project, which is a…
Water track 4 at peak flow on May 24, 2012
Today’s Journal For several weeks were waiting for the snow to melt. Then during the last two weeks of May, water in each of the water tracks was running over the notch in the weir with a lot of…
Melissa holding a white crowned sparrow
Today’s Journal I spent a very entertaining day with Jesse and Jonathan, who are both Behavioral Endocrinologists at UC Davis. They make up the bird team and are part of a larger seasonality project…
Plant Phenology
Today’s Journal We have data streaming in! Well, we actually have to hike out to the field sites with a laptop to download most of the data, but it is exciting to know that all the wire connecting…
Water Tracks Team
Today’s Journal Now that I have been at Toolik for almost four weeks, I am getting used to the daily routine. I have seen and been a part of the significant effort that is required to get a new…
Margit cutting a soil brownie
Today's Journal Over two days we collected soil samples at each of our six sites. We will collect soil samples each time before we do nutrient uptake experiments so that we can estimate the pool of…
group in front of Molar
I had the day off on Sunday and although it was cold and foggy and the thought of a relaxing day reading and drinking tea sounded good, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore more of this…
Melissa attaching clips to plants
Today's Journal We had a few inches of snow over night and day time temperatures in the mid 35's. This is more like the weather I expected in the Arctic in May! Other science happening at Toolik As I…