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A Long Journey

These past few weeks, dear readers, have been an exercise in persistence. I’ve spent the better part of my time recently doing intensely repetitive work.

Working Towards a Fitbit for Trees
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.
Behind the Scenes of Science
Summer is half over! This past week was my last week in the field collecting soil and root samples for all of my tree species. Luckily the last fun moments in the field were caught on camera.
Going through the Alphabet
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.
The Start of an Adventure

Hello everyone!

Adventures in the Field
Learn about my project and first few collecting trips
From Fish to Trees
Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Gao, and I am one of the Undergraduate Research Fellows working for the Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science this summer. For this post, I wanted to provide a bit of background on who I am and how I got here!
2016 Fellows and Staff on the steps in front of the Field Museum of Natural History
On August 8th, The Field Museum interns hosted fellows & interns from The Morton Arboretum & the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Wrapping up the Summer at the Morton Arboretum
It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over and the Undergraduate Research Fellowship is coming to a close. I'll use this final blog post to tell you about the results of the science I did here this summer and how this fellowship impacted me as a scientist and a person.
Me and my Laptop: A Love Story
(Part 3 of 3) I finish up talking about my project with a post about why computers are important to my project, and why they're important to me.

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