Unfortunately, this field season, I haven’t been updating my research blog regularly. I’ve been traveling so much for my latitudinal reciprocal transplant experiment, I haven’t had much time to spare! To give you an idea, every month since May, my field work schedule has been as follows:
- Drive down to field site in Missouri (Tyson Research Center, Wash U), collect data
- Drive down to field site in Illinois (Western Illinois University), collect data
- Drive down to field site in Iowa (Conrad Environmental Research Area, Grinnell College) , collect data
- Visit field site in Minnesota (Rosemount Outreach and Research Center, University of Minnesota), collect data
Let’s just say, I know where are the best donut spots are between Minneapolis and St.Louis.
When I haven’t been out of state, I’ve been collecting data for my precipitation manipulation experiment at Scooterville.
Anyways – 6+ months and +12,000 miles later, field season is almost over! I finished data collection for the precipitation manipulation experiment and at my MN, IA and IL field sites in October. I am traveling down to MO for final data collection Nov 10-13, and then it will finally be over!
I’ll write a summary of the field season and maybe even put up some graphs with data (!) sometime around American Thanksgiving*
*Canadian Thanksgiving occurs in Oct.