I arrived in Baltimore yesterday to attend the 100th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. This is a great opportunity, my third ESA, and an overwhelming rush of information, science, and people you haven't seen for a while, but just remember.
My first stop at the expo was LiCor (of course), and the young woman running the stand RECOGNIZED ME FROM MY #6400Life video submission (see below post from May). WHAT?! So I'm officially "Li-Cor famous", between the video and the constant phone calls to fix things. Great company, and great people working for them.
Okay, I guess to day I'll see some sessions!
Also, I started a twitter account - more self-promotion (and promotion of others!) to come!
For the last month, I have split time between Harvard Forest, where I've taken measurements and samples for two different projects, Woods Hole, where I work and mentor an undergraduate student visiting from University of Chicago, and Providence, RI, where I live when I'm not at Woods Hole or Harvard Forest. Field work at Harvard Forest has gone very well this summer. It is a great field site with so many different projects happening, a vibrant and rigorous REU program during the summer, and comfortable lab and living space. I went up in late May/early June for two weeks, and returned in July after getting married for a couple of weeks straight, and then a couple days a week after that. Next week I'll be at ESA in Baltimore, presenting work from my research with Peter Reich and Owen Atkin at the B4WARMED experiment in Cloquet, MN. I'm looking forward to catching up with old friends from previous field sites and graduate school .