"Conifer Walk’s Threatened Trees", by 2019 Science and Conservation Communications Intern, Elizabeth Gamillo. Elizabeth and interns Sasha Kramer and Taran Lichtenberger, were mentored by Dr. Jessica Turner-Skoff.
In my last blog post, I described coming to the realization that trees are big, nitrogen atoms are small, and of how the work we’ve all done this summer plays out in front of us. But what is nitrogen uptake rate? What affects it? Why does it matter beyond the individual trees in front of us?
Those of us reading this who are biologists, ecologists, or conservationists may have had the chance to work with equipment that is expensive to purchase, difficult to operate, and not something you can afford to accidentally ruin while in the field.
Spending a summer at The Morton Arboretum was equally as good of an opportunity for photography as it was for research. Here I talk about my experience taking photos at The Morton Arboretum and how photography can enhance your (and others') appreciation of the natural world.