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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

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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

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A View from the EEES Retreat Weekend

During the first weekend of October, students and faculty alike absconded to the Class of `66 Cabin for a weekend of deep thought, productive discourse and woodsy revelry.  

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Alas, Poor Yorick!

As part of a graduate student seminar, EEES` finest tour Dr. Jeremy DeSilva`s  bone room to inspect an early hominid fossil collection    

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Changing of the Seasons

Brought to you by PhD student Rebecca Finger: As temperatures start to drop and the colors change, graduate students are returning from near and far field sites to fill EEES laboratories with samples and specimens. For me, the spring and … Continue reading

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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

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