Tuesday, April 27, 2010

YNP Spring 2010

BIOL332 Plant Functional Ecology goes to Yellowstone National Park.
The Blog begins.
We are getting ready to ship out the lab. This year we are focusing on decompositon of plant tissue and Nitrogen mineralization (the tranformation of organic matter into inorganic NH4+ and NO3-). We need to get tubes ready for the N-mineralization experiment and make litter bags for the decomposition experiment. Below Peter is cutting the bottom off of 50 plastic centrifuge tubes, Will is cutting screening for the litter bags, and Wilson and Cozy are stapling the fiberglass screening together to make pouches to put dead plant tissue into.

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