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    Hannah picking biochar

    Hannah picking biochar

    In our our ongoing video series, “What are you doing today?“, undergraduate research assistant Hannah Sanders explains why she's using dental tools to pick biochar chunks clean of soil.  

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    30in30: Week two

    Wow! This is much harder than I thought. Mostly, that's because I thought I would have more time to myself during this trip to France. Turns out that I'm spending more time in the lab than I expected. That's great because it is time doing actual science as opposed to...

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    30in30: Week one

    Instead of separate blog posts for each paper, I'll try to get these out on a weekly basis. Since most of this reading will be happening while I'm visiting INRA and the CEREGE in France, I may not actually be reading one paper daily. Instead, I'll indicate what day I...

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    30in30: Where to start?

    30in30: Where to start?

    The first challenge to my 30in30 research reading project is deciding what to read, which leads directly to deciding where to start in the literature that I've accumulated. Modern technology has allowed me to very easily accumulate a massive backlog of papers,...

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    30in30 for summer research reading

    Mashing up ESPN's 30 for 30 and the Twitter #365papers hashtag, I've decided to come up with my own research reading project: 30in30. I'm heading to Aix-en-Provence for the month of June to work at the European Center for Research and Teaching in Geosciences and the...

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    Best things I saw at AGU2016 by KC

    I had a great conference, I networked, had job interviews, presented my postdoctoral work, and met with collaborators and most importantly I was immersed in new science expanding my knowledge in Critical Zone processes. The best thing I saw at AGU was the session on...

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    Recapping my presentation @ AGU 2016

    Last December I attended the AGU Fall Meeting. I presented preliminary data on correlated EGA thermograms and 13C NMR spectra, see https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/134661. This project is an active collaboration with Johnathan Sanderman at the...

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    Liz W.’s best of AGU 2016

    Liz W.’s best of AGU 2016

    The best thing that I saw at the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting was the Sagan Lecture by Nathalie Cabrol entitled, “The co-evolution of life and environment and the astrobiological quest.” Like many earth scientists, I often fantasize about applying my current research extreme...

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