I was searching for a few photos of grasslands to submit to a photo competition and came across these from my PhD. LOL. This was back when fieldwork was 85% of my time and not the other wonders that is life as a mentor/professor.
I spent about 2 months each year sieving before the field season began. This is me just sieving sand to ‘clean’ it for a mesocosm competition trial.
This would have been the output of sieving sand that I collected to estimate seedbank density. Yes, it looks like gold!
Here is a spatial/density planting trial.
Here is a little tool I invented to estimate plant interactions in the field. Back then, I ignored the shrubs.
And, it would not be appropriate to end without a dorky photo. Here is one of watering plots in the desert.