December was one busy month for the WEEL lab! First, we all had an extra couple of days of field work to finish our 2013 annual Tres Rios Wetland Ecology sampling campaign! Second, Ben Warner, visited us for a couple of days and Dan organized a reunion for all of the lab to catch up with him about his research down in Costa Rica. You can read some of his updates on the research projects with his collaborators here and in Spanish too!
Eric, Amanda, and Jorge attended their first AGU conference in San Francisco, CA. In the2013 AGU Fall Meeting Jorge presented his research poster co-authored by Eric and Dantitled “Spatial and temporal variability of annual greenhouse gas fluxes from a constructed wetland in an arid region” in a session titled “Hydrodynamics and the Temporal-Spatial Variability of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Inland Waters” organized by Sally MacIntyre, Patrick Crill, Jan Karlsson, and John Lenters. Jorge was also a co-author onJessica Corman’s (from Jim Elser’s lab) poster presentation about their LiWe project: “Spatial and temporal variability of spring ecosystems in Cuatro Ciénegas, MX” in a session titled “Spring Ecosystems: The Quintessential Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystem Posters.” For more info on this AGU experience, check out his AGU Storify story (collection of twitters).
Last but not least, undergraduate student Olga Epshtein graduated from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering with a degree in Civil Engineering and will continue her studies by pursuing a MS in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering from the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Congrats Olga!
Check out some of the pictures from our December activities below!