I guess I’ll get the ball rolling for the new students.

My name is Sam Dunn, I am Junior at St. Olaf College majoring in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Studies.  I’ve previously done work in streams and wetlands with methane and nitrous oxide flux, but for my time in Siberia I am thinking about the functional diversity of tundra plants and how they affect the movement of Carbon et al. towards a sink.

This is my first time traveling abroad (apart from a few trips to Canada) and I am extremely excited to get meet all of you and get to Cherskiy.  If anyone has been wondering what the weather has been like there recently, take a look: