Archive for October, 2008

Wrap-up from Switzerland

Monday, October 20th, 2008

After a great three-day backpacking trip to the Aletsch Glacier (above), I have returned to Boulder. Now with some perspective, here are some reflections on the scientific issues and questions that we discussed in Switzerland. During our final day of discussions, we settled on two ideas for potential theory papers. The ...

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Field trip to the Alps

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Went on a great field trip today to the Alps where the Lausanne crew does a lot of their research. Here are some pictures. We first visited a botanical garden with alpine plants from all over the world. This is Gentiana farreri. More cow bell! According to one of our Swiss companions, ...

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Combining process-based and spatially explicit statistical modeling

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Yesterday, my fellow graduate students and I gave talks about some of our investigations of various ecosystem functions on Niwot Ridge. I talked about nitrogen cycling and others talked about microbes, plant physiology, and hydrology. Just as was planned by the conference organizers, I think our graduate work provided ...

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Mountain Ecology workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This week I am attending a small workshop in Lausanne Switzerland (on beautiful Lake Geneva, above) to meet with the some fellow researchers who study mountain ecosystems in the Alps. I am here with several of my colleagues from the Niwot Ridge LTER site. Our goal is to share different research ...

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