Author Archives: Stephanie Hampton

An abundance of Lake Baikal rotifers

Ted, Kara and Michael rowed a bit offshore to collect some water and in the process of prepping to filter it, we saw that we had gathered a huge diversity of rotifers – beautiful microscopic animals that eat algae and bacteria … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on Siberian fires

Many of our friends and colleagues have asked us about the Siberian wildfires occurring around Lake Baikal this summer. The short answer is that we feel safe at Bolshie Koty and smoke here is episodic. This NASA Earth Observatory image is from … Continue reading

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Baikal research at the ASLO meeting in Granada Spain

Several of us recently returned from the international meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, held in Granada Spain this year. One highlight of the meeting for me was our session on “Recent Ecological Change in Ancient Lakes,” which … Continue reading

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Spanning time zones for a joint UK-US Bai-call

This week the U.S.-based Baikal Dimensions team sat down for a Skype with a U.K.-based Baikal team to update each other on our respective projects, and look for areas where we can help each other and collaborate. Our first joint Bai-call! Many … Continue reading

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Bringing the pieces together: the Baikal team face-to-face in Michigan

The Dimensions team got together for an exciting All Hands Meeting in Grand Haven MI last week – we had a chance to both find out how much progress has been made and converge on new ideas for synthesizing our results, in ways we … Continue reading

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Dreaming about Baikal at Kellogg Biological Station

Last week Steve and I visited the Baikal crew at Kellogg Biological Station to exchange results and new ideas for collaborations on the Baikal project. KBS has a famous history of important work in aquatic science, and it is always … Continue reading

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Second wave of 2013 Baikal arrivals

Originally we thought that the 12 hour layover in Beijing made sense – we’d have a chance to rest in an airport hotel and be able to arrive in Irkutsk rested and ready to do the necessary shopping before the … Continue reading

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