Thursday, August 4, 2011

A very busy July for the team

July has been quiet with regard to blog posts, mostly because the team in Iceland has been slaving in the field. Now we're trying to catch up and post some news.

The landscape study kicked into full gear in July, helped by our two intrepid undergraduates, Brooke and Adam. Here we are unpacking the trucks for a full day of slug additions across the landscape gradient. These additions required a huge amount of planning and preparation, but went off without a hitch.

This shot gives some idea of how the team was spread out across the landscape during many days in July. I took this photo while doing slug additions in stream 9. In the foreground are Jim, Adam and Dan doing the same in stream 7. Further back, Junks is doing a slug in stream 6, while in the distance one can just see Brooke and Wyatt doing their slugs in stream 5. Beautiful! The question now is: can this be done in winter? We'll have to wait and see.

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