Monday, 15 July 2013

My adventures at Iso-Camp (part 2)

Actual Science
The lectures started with an introduction to SIRFER (Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research, and yes, acronyms were to be a recurrent theme throughout the course). Thure Cerling gave us a useful introduction to some of the most fundamental concepts that would be a part of all the lectures over the coming two weeks. (Fortunately, there were  comprehensive handouts, and the lectures were recorded for us to view later. For this I was very grateful.)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

My adventures at Iso-Camp (part 1)

Splitting hairs. Photo: SIRFER/Iso-Camp
Last month, I travelled 4800 miles to spend two weeks grinding leaves, splitting hairs, and cramming more science into my head than I thought possible. 

I should probably explain.