The remaining weeks of my internship will be spent in the lab. I will be running different tests and analyses on my soil and root collections. Below are a few pictures of some of the cool things I get to use in the lab! The analyses I will be performing are soil nitrogen mineralization rates, soil microbial biomass, soil carbon concentration, enzymes, root biomass, root structure and size, and root exudation. All of these tests require the use of many different lab technologies and tools.
Cheers to lab work!