Flashback Friday

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.

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This would have been the output of sieving sand that I collected to estimate seedbank density. Yes, it looks like gold!

SEEDS

Here is a spatial/density planting trial.

5PATCH

Here is a little tool I invented to estimate plant interactions in the field. Back then, I ignored the shrubs.

eroclose

And, it would not be appropriate to end without a dorky photo. Here is one of watering plots in the desert.

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