Our class mascot, SloMo and I have arrived back home to Texas. The last month has been such an incredible experience. I learned so much about phenology, plants, and ecosystems, but mostly how science works in the field.

GVSU and FUI team
GVSU and FUI team. Photo by Jeremy May

I am still in awe of the people I got to meet, hang out with, and learn from.

Ale Martinez and Sergio Vargas
Ale Martinez and Sergio Vargas in Atqasuk

The people that opened up their labs and field sites to me are truly some of the most inspiring people I have met. Not only are they incredibly smart and great at problem solving in the field, expecially in remote places like the arctic, but they are patient and were so excited to help me learn about how they are working to understand how climate change is affecting our world.

Afternoon trip south to the pass
Afternoon trip south to the pass

I can't wait to tell my student about all my summer adventures. In the meantime, I've made a playlist of all the videos I created over the last 5 weeks in Barrow and Toolik Field Station, found below.

Thank you to the entire PolarTREC team and to everyone I got to meet on this journey. I want to expecially thank Jeremy May for being my guide on this wild ride. I look forward to collaborating in the future!

At Imnavait with Team Pollinator
At Imnavait with Team Pollinator

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHcF18Z9lq-NeFnzTT-w7B9RdI_YDIQj3

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