Tag Archives: sampling

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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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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Serendipitous Lessons in Data Management

In a previous blog post I mentioned a document I’ve been spending a lot of time with, a technical manual for collecting and processing plankton samples, that was sent to me by our Russian colleagues. I was translating the manual … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Highlights Lake Baikal Research

“An enormous drill crushes its way through a meter of ice covering Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. It’s the deepest lake on earth and alone contains 20% of the world’s liquid fresh water.” With these words, spoken over the sounds … Continue reading

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