Monthly Archives: June 2013

Keeping it in the Family, and the Genus Too

Like many graduate students, my break is packed with lab work and field trips, one of which is our summer sampling trip to Lake Baikal! So, when UT Austin’s Spring semester ended mid May, I loaded up my trucklet with … Continue reading

Posted in Diatoms, Field work | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Guest Post: Baikal Scientist Reflects on Science Exchange in the US

The following is a guest blog post from our colleague¬†Kirill Shchapov, who recently visited the US to attend a course on algal biology at Michigan State University and the 56th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. (Translated by K. Woo) … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, Guest post | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Baikalsk Pulp mill to be closed. Definitely. Again.

– said prime minister Medvedev speaking to local United Russia officials in Listvyanka. “There is no coming back, all the decisions have been made” he said. readers expressed doubts about the finality of the decision, as similar statements … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment


Hi everyone, My name is Danny O’Donnell, and I am a first year grad student in Elena Litchman’s lab at Michigan State University. I will be joining the gang at Bolshyie Koty on July 15th! I am a community ecologist, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment