Had a great trip to Green Lake near Fayetteville, NY this past week. Collected water column and sediment core samples with the McCormick Lab from Hamilton College. Looking forward to analyzing samples and getting that data back!
The proofs have been accepted and the Fayetteville Green Lake trace element manuscript has blossomed into a full grown paper! Many thanks to Mike McCormick, Trinity Hamilton, and Lee Kump who all helped make it happen!
Currently getting ready for a field expedition to the Pacific Northwest. We will be exploring glaciers on Mt. Adams in Washington, and Mt. Hood and the Sisters in Oregon. Below is a picture I took while flying into PDX a few years back, with Mt. Hood in the foreground, Mt. Jefferson in the distance, and then beyond and to the left of Mt. Jefferson you can just make out the Three Sisters on the horizon. Equipment packed, sample bottles and sampling gear cleaned and ready, and plans set!
Just got the reviews back from the trace element manuscript for the Fayetteville Green Lake work back from Geochimica, and it looks like we just need to make a few changes and it should be accepted! Very exciting news for the MAD EGG Lab!
Next step is to finish writing up the carbon isotope story for Green Lake and get that submitted, and to finish the modeling manuscript for Green Lake and get that submitted as well. That should be a nice three-pack of work for our Green Lake work!
Been a busy month in the MADness. Settling in to the new space, and working to get collaborations going. Looks like sampling plans for this summer will include an AMD (acid mine drainage) site in southern Kentucky in May, glaciers in the Cascades (specifically, northern OR and southern WA) in June, Fayettevill Green Lake in July, and then Yellowstone hot springs and the Beartooth Mountains in August or September. Looking forward to spending some time in the field with my wonderful collaborators, and collecting some great samples to turn into papers and grant proposals.
Also, the first MAD EGG Lab proposal (well..a pre-proposal, but I'm optimistic the Ohio Sea Grant folks will be interested) was submitted just last week! Woot! Hoping to turn some geochemical attention on Lake Erie and see if we can do some work in better understanding that system and the cyanobacterial blooms that occur each summer.
This is the inaugural post for the MAD EGG Lab blog! I hope to add to this blog as events arise and new and fun things happen to me and my lab. I hope you will check in from time to time!
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