Author Archives: Student

Earthworm Mania!

Did you know New Hampshire has no native earthworms?  After glaciers receded from this part of the country at the beginning of the Holocene, the land was scoured and effectively soil-free. This habitat was unwelcoming to soil-dwelling earthworms, which cannot … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Earthworm Mania!

Learning Excursion: Summer Soil Institute

Posted by Ashley This June, Fiona and I got the chance to travel to Colorado State University and learn about all aspects of soil ecology from the awesome researchers in the CSU Natural Resource Ecology Lab in Fort Collins, CO. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learning Excursion: Summer Soil Institute

NeAT meeting in Aarhus, Denmark

Last week several of us in the EEES community were lucky enough to attend the 1st meeting for the Network for Arthropods of the Tundra (NeAT) at the Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies in Denmark.  NeAT is an academic network … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on NeAT meeting in Aarhus, Denmark

Learning Excursion: Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology

From EEES Student Andy Vacca: Every year the Cary Institute, an independent environmental research institute located in Millbrook, NY, hosts a course titled Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology (FEE).  This course allows a small group of students from around the world … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learning Excursion: Fundamentals of Ecosystem Ecology

Learning Excursion: Geometric Morphometrics in R

From DeSilva Lab scholar Ellie McNutt: I took the course Geometric Morphometrics in R hosted by Transmitting Science. GM is an analysis tool based in the programing language R, which allows the user to use 2D or 3D landmark data … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learning Excursion: Geometric Morphometrics in R

Learning Excursion: High-Throughput Sequencing course in Bodo, Norway

From the Calsbeek Lab’s own Deb Goedert: I received the EEES course award to attend the High Throughput Sequencing of Non-model Organisms course offered at Nord University in Bodo, Norway. High throughput sequencing (HTS) is any genomic sequencing method that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Learning Excursion: High-Throughput Sequencing course in Bodo, Norway

Spring is Fieldwork Season!

After a record warm winter in New England, spring has arrived early and many EEES grad students are beginning local fieldwork. Here are just a few examples of local projects going on in Spring 2016.   Second year graduate student … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring is Fieldwork Season!