Honorary terrestrial ecologist?

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Honorary terrestrial ecologist?

By Danny Szydlowski “You’re a PARAFAC master!” declared Mahmud Hassan, the research technician who was teaching me how to measure and analyze the quality of dissolved organic matter. I grinned back at him. It was nearing the end of my time in Montréal, and I had finished nearly everything I had planned to do in Canada. I learned PARAFAC, a way to identify the types of compounds making up organic […]

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I’m done already?!?

By Marina Fennell Nova Scotia is much closer to the US than I always imagined. 166.3 miles from Dalhousie University to the eastern-most edge of Maine. Visiting the US might be more difficult because the 166 miles as the crow flies take 6 hours to drive through New Brunswick and back down again. Man, the time flew by! I’ve been home a week already and still have tasks that I

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A Secret Agent for Science

Read the LOREX Blog By Jordan Snyder I’ve packed my carry-on luggage with two different drone-based imaging cameras and I feel like a spy. But the only thing I plan to spy on are some incredible flow dynamics and oceanographic phenomena in the Bedford Basin. Drone cameras are safely tucked away in my luggage and the rest of my equipment is shipped off via FedEx! Three lithium ion battery labels,

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Unfamiliar to Familiar, Expected to Unexpected

Read the LOREX Blog By Antrelle D. Clark As my time in Israel slowly comes to an end over the next two weeks, I would just like to say…it has been quite a time, from adapting to the unfamiliarities here, to trying to steer around the roadblocks I didn’t expect in my research. A mug connecting the USA to Israel. As a temporary resident of Israel, I started becoming familiar

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Catchments Galore!

Read the LOREX Blog By Adrianna Gorsky I am officially more than halfway done with my LOREX exchange in Abisko, Sweden. It has exceeded my expectations all around. I am still in awe of the beauty of this arctic environment and have tried to experience as much of the landscape as possible. Immediately after arriving I got to work on preparing sensors and buoys for deployment. With help from the

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Melting the Ice: Uncovering the Benefits of International Collaboration

Read the LOREX Blog By Emily Martin Stepping out of the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) on April 3rd, I wished I had packed another warm coat. Accustomed to southern California weather, I had forgotten what “cold” and “winter” actually felt like- uncomfortable and disagreeable. Two days after my arrival, Montreal was hit with a freezing rain and ice storm, called the “Montreal Ice Storm of 2023.” This storm

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Summer in the city

Read the LOREX Blog By Danny Szydlowski The Northwoods of Wisconsin. I was in for quite the change when I switched to summer city life for the first time in the last seven years. For the past seven years, from my undergrad to my master’s to my PhD, my summers have followed the same ritual. Come May, I pack up my things, hop in my car, and leave urban life

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Antrelle’s sky trip to the Middle East!

Read the LOREX Blog By Antrelle D. Clark Hello fellow water lovers, my name is Antrelle D. Clark and I am entering my third year as a PhD student in Marine Biology and Geographic Information Systems Science at Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama). I am interested in studying marine symbiotic relationships using predictions associated with climate change to identify and alter the state of their relationship. As a member of the

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A Summer of Sun

Read the LOREX  Blog by Adrianna Gorsky My journey to the LOREX orientation in Palma de Mallorca began with a sunrise over Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin and ended with a sunset over the bay of Palma. In a way, a symbolic farewell leading into my summer as I will be heading to Abisko, Sweden, which lies about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle and so by June the

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