Field and lab photos (by year) ****Check out our photos from lab social events (where the real work happens) here****
April: Kisanet Gebresilase (left) and Shanna Hilborn (right), Evan's lab undergrad research assistants from summer 2018, present their summer research at Michigan State's University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. They presented findings about how switchgrass root traits and rhizosphere communities' carbon use change during drought
May: First kickoff lab party of the summer (and last for Sarah before maternity leave, as should be apparent!) From left to right: YJ, Brendan (Fitz lab), Esbeiry, Robert, Lukas, Holly, Zahraa, Tayler, Sara, Audrey, Al (Fitz Lab), Shanna, Sarah, Kisanet, Sarah Fitz, Corinn, Harry. And Bas the dog
April: KBS represents at the Kalamazoo Science March
April: Sarah and Robert head to Cary Institute for a collaboration meeting. We arrived with some extra time, so decided to drive from Westchester airport to Cary on the scenic route so we could check out the mighty hudson! Not a bad place for lunch.
January: Heather visits Masiello and Silberg labs at Rice University to learn (among other things) how to use a gas reporter biosensor in soils. Here are some ACTION SHOTS:
MMPRNT field season: April - October, 2015, Michigan and Wisconsin see more photos from MMPRNT's first full field season at www.rhizosphere.msu.edu
Namib Desert field trip: June 2016. Robert had some amazing photos on this trip! see Robert's photo page
Hepsiba working in the lab and presenting her poster at the KBS REU/URA symposium, summer 2015
Marginal land field sampling trip, Michigan, July 2015
Sampling at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center's Marginal Land Experiment (3 sites in Michigan). Field trip with Will West, Sarah Evans, Jeff Norman, and Maren Friesen, July 2015. Clockwise from top left: Sarah enjoys a pastie by the northern side of Lake Michigan in the Upper Penninsula, field sites, sampling, switchgrass plots at Lux Arbor Reserve.
April 2015: Sampling grasses in Iowa to examine desiccation resistance of litter microbes
Above: Sampling at Conard Environmental Research Area in Iowa, Spring 2015, which included some prairie frolicking. Lower right: collaborators Peter Jacobson, Mary Seely, Kathy Jacobson, and Sarah Evans.
November, 2014: Namib Desert sampling
Namib Desert sampling and FOGLIFE meeting. Clockwise from top left: dune excursion morning, sampling S. sabulicola in the Far East site, Gobabeb "station dune" taken from gravel plains, and FOGNET weather station