This coming week the lab is attending the Society for Freshwater Science annual meeting in Raleigh, NC. Those of us working on the CAREER project (nitrogen cycling in streams) left on Thursday to start our continental scale sampling of streams in sites in North Carolina.
Amy, Michelle, Kevin, and I left Michigan Tech around 5 a.m. on Thursday morning and powered through 15 hours of driving through Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia and stopped for the night in the Charleston, WV. The ride was long, but some of us had no problems getting some sleep along the way..
This morning we departed West Virginia around 7 a.m. and drove through some misty looking mountains while belting the soundtrack of Moana.
When we made it to Virginia we couldn’t help but feel the love and had to stop for the perfect photo op.
Finally we made it to Duke University around 12:30 p.m. where students of Emily Bernhardt, Eric and Cathy, showed us around some of the stream sites we were interested in sampling. Now we have two streams picked out to sample in the next two days. It will be a lot of work, but the data has potential to be exciting! We will keep you updated on our sampling efforts. Bye for now!