Category Archives: Field work

Winding down another Baikal field season

Today is our last day in Bol’shie Koty and we’re wrapping up the last of our sample preparation and packing. We’ve crammed an amazing amount of science into the last week, starting with a three day research cruise along the … Continue reading

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Approaching the End of the Field Season

The summer is winding down, and yesterday we continued a string of recent goodbyes by seeing off three more members of our team. Lev and Katie are currently en route to Moscow and then back to the States, and Liza, an … Continue reading

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Around Baikal in Twelve Days

A highlight of our team’s Siberian summer was the circum-Baikal sampling expedition that we undertook between August 7 and August 19th. The planning for the cruise started while the lake was still frozen solid and continued until just hours before … Continue reading

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Baikal Scientists Converge in Bolshie Koty

Yesterday evening our team had the immense pleasure of welcoming to the biostation George Swann, Anson Mackay, Ginnie Panizzo, Sarah Roberts, and Elena Vologina, who have been traveling around Lake Baikal and its catchment for three weeks collecting sediment cores … Continue reading

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CircumBaikal Cruise Preparations

The lab is bustling today as most of our team prepares to go out on the lake for a twelve day sampling cruise. Lake Baikal is over 600 km long and the team will be traversing most of it, making … Continue reading

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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

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Winter Transect Sampling

Past two days were mostly devoted to drilling and sampling along three 500m transects with four stations each.  Transects are 2km apart and vary in snow cover.  Two are in a relatively protected Bolshie Koty (BK) area, one starts at … Continue reading

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