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A plot of Pin oaks surrounded by tall grass
Hello everyone! I can not believe my ten weeks are done, and that this is my last day at the Arboretum. While here, I have learned so much, and not just about my own project.
The gray skeleton of a dinosaur displayed in the main hall of the Field Museum
The Morton fellowship has not only given me the chance to create my own research project, but also to visit some exciting places. One of the places we visited was the Chicago Field Museum. The trip was extra exciting because we received a behind the scene view of the ongoing research. Here are some of the highlights of the trips.
A collage of five different tubes containing various liquids.
Hi again! In this blog, I talk about the trials and tribulations I have faced during the data collection process.
Pink "X"s spray painted on the trunk of a Pin oak
These past few week I have been working on setting the stage for my experiment. My project has changed a bit since my first post, and I am now studying the impact of an injury on the rate of sap flow in Pin oaks. Choosing the trees and installing the sap flow meters was a process that was completely new to me.
a Pin oak with four different sap flow meters attached along the trunk

In the last few weeks my project has been changing, and now I get to work with an exciting piece of technology, sap flow meters!

 

This is the SFM1 Sap Flow Meter.

Boxes of collection tubes alongside a beaker filled with more tubes and a row of bottles.
Hi again! I'm currently in the process of collecting samples and running experiments, but I took a break to talk about plant pathology and the role it plays in my project.
Five Mongolian Oak leaves laid out side-by-side on top of a white paper, with two rulers lined up next to the leaves on the bottom and to the right.
My research project has undergone major changes in the past two weeks, and I have learned a lot about trees and about research in general. In this blog, I talk about what the process of establishing a research question has taught me.