MAD EGG LAB has been busily sending away samples for analysis, and is starting to get data back! We are excited to process the data and start teasing out the stories we want to publish. We have exciting results from our glacier/snow algae expeditions, cyanobacterial bloom sampling trips, AMD (acid mine drainage) sampling in Southern Kentucky, and various other cool projects. Our collaborators in the Hamilton Lab have been getting gobs of DNA sequencing data back from these trips as well, so stay tuned for results!
One of the cool projects is ongoing research at Fayetteville Green Lake, N.Y. We have been accumulating data from our trip there in July with the McCormick Lab at Hamilton College, and are especially excited about the geochemistry on the cores that we collected (like this one that we had collected earlier, at left). We now have major cation, anion, and trace element data from pore water, and will soon have DIC and DOC 13-C data, as well as sediment carbonate and organic carbon 13-C data. All of this will be very useful as we work with Beth Herndon and her lab at Kent State. We'll be heading there to do some SEM work on core thin sections in preparation for our beam time that Beth secured at Argonne National Lab in December (the weekend before AGU). Again, stay tuned as we unlock more of Green Lake's secrets!