Author Archive

  • First Snow

    I drilled cores of permafrost, put sensors in the trees, made a census of animal traces (looking for poop), placed gas chambers in the ground to measure CO2 fluxes, swam in the Panteleikha, talked about ideas for my own project, saw an owl, and jammed on the barge until late in the night. But the most remarkable thing was seeing snow for the very first time on Rodinka Mountain.
  • From the Caribbean to the Arctic…Wait, whaaat?

    I am from the tropics, and in my case since I was a kid, all my education in science has been mainly about the Tropical Environment. It is a biome that I am very used to, scientifically speaking. So…why do I want to go to the arctic tundra?