You think that six weeks is enough time to get everything done. I have already been in Canada for three weeks and nothing has gone according to plan. That is science for you. Make a schedule, hope for the best, plan for the worst.
Lab work is not my favorite activity...
The weeks leading up to my departure were jam-packed with finishing details and preparations. Cleaning, drying, and counting filled my hours in the lab. I juggled last-minute equipment changes while arranging pumps, tubing, and connectors. I swam around in a pool of emails
Field work here in New Zealand is in full swing!
This last week I have been mostly preparing for fieldwork in Sydney. This includes not only preparing and packing supplies for fieldwork, but also discussing the sampling plan with everyone that will be joining and assisting in the field.