Greenhouse Gas Research: Test Runs and Analyzer Adventures

The first half of summer research has flown by with all sorts of adventures, including nighttime sampling, pool noodle shopping, and troubleshooting a faulty detector on the greenhouse gas analyzer. ¬† A few weeks ago I added the finishing touches to my chambers by installing tiny fans inside the head-space and covering the outside with […]

Greenhouse Gas Research Stage One: Building Flux Chambers

Constructing static flux chambers outside the Keck Lab

Summer research down at the Keck lab is off to a busy start, with student projects including everything from turtle research to denitrification polymers. My project involves quantifying the amounts of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) being emitted from local ponds and lakes. ¬†While we often associate greenhouse gases with driving cars […]

Summing up the summer: Yeast is yummy.

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  Now that all the data’s in, I have the benefit of perspective in viewing overall patterns. If you read my previous post, you’ll remember I noted that the results yielded several interesting patterns, but more notable, patterns where they may have been. My bros (brahs? bro-inas?) Angela and Bernadette previously completed a study analagous […]