We've been lucking out on weather lately, so I'm sure it'll downpour next week.
At the moment we're doing acetylene reduction assays (ARA), which involves collecting a primary producer sample and putting it in a chamber with an acetylene-filled balloon.
|Get excited about bryophytes, people!|
|Liesa and Annette prepare |
|Shaking: not as exciting as bryophytes|
|Ideal gas sampler:supervisors ratio is 1:5.|
This leaves us with plenty of time to relax, contemplate life, nap, or all of the above.
|Dr. Dan as The Thinker|
|Dr. Dan as The Napper|
After the incubation is up, it's another shake, another gas sample collection, and then we process the primary producer biomass using highly sophisticated techniques involving kitchen strainers.
|Trust me Jill, there were even more unflattering pictures of gas sampling.|
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