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By Hannah Beck 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, printing, and label-making. I …

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Experiencing a new landscape

By Allison Herreid After arriving in Abisko, we had the opportunity to explore the new landscape we’ll be studying first from the air and then on foot. The plan for the day was to take a short helicopter tour above Abisko to view the arctic landscapes from above, and be …

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Researching Sweden

By Sarah Burnet In preparation for my trip to Sweden as part of the LOREX program, I researched not only aquatic systems that were very different from my study system in the US, but also my family heritage. For my LOREX proposal, I read about arctic oligotrophic lakes, iced-over for …

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Waikaraka Estuary, NZ

By Hannah Glover Field work here in New Zealand is in full swing! We have spent 6 busy days so far at Waikaraka Estuary in Tauranga Harbor. This beautiful estuary is the perfect place to study how an ecosystem changes following mangrove removal. Unlike other parts of the world, mangroves …

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The Land of the Midnight Sun

By Hannah Beck Aside from the mandatory jet lag, adjusting to life at the Abisko field station has been quite easy. I’m living in a dorm-style building with several other visiting students who are field interns, science communication interns, or here on a specific project like me. Most of the …

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Calm Down

By Hannah Beck The process of applying to the LOREX program was certainly a rollercoaster. The opportunity seemed to appear out of nowhere, and I hadn’t even officially started my graduate degree when I learned about the program. I spent every day since the announcement with butterflies of nervousness and …

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