fbpx URF | The Morton Arboretum

URF

Research Experiences
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.
Field Trip!
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.
It Happens
Hi again! In this blog, I talk about the trials and tribulations I have faced during the data collection process.
Lights, Camera, Action!
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.
Sensors, Sap Flow, Science

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.

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.
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.