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Postcards from the Field

Postcard from the Field: Matthaei Botanical Gardens

My colleague, Jill Matthijs, watering our recently transplanted flower seedlings at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens greenhouse before the field season. The loss of flowering landscapes is known to contribute to pollinator decline, so my study asks how many flowers are...

Postcard from the Field: Budapest

View of the Blue Danube. My project took me to Budapest, Hungary where I researched the conflicting notions of identity and nationhood present in Hungarian literature. I spent the majority of my time brushing up on my Hungarian language skills and sifting through...

Postcard from the Field: Uganda

The dirt turns everything red, but the walk to my office is always worth the view. I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Nursing and I am examining the real world impact of computerized training for child survivors of severe malaria in Uganda. To do this, I am looking...

Postcard from the Field: Yukon

Me in front of Mt. Logan on the St. Elias ice fields. I'm working in the Kluane region of the Yukon Territory in Canada. I research the behavioral ecology and evolution of North American red squirrels as part of the collaborative Kluane Red Squirrel Project. Our...

Postcard from the Field: Nicaragua

A view of Masaya Volcano, one of Nicaragua's many active volcanoes. I am studying the relationship between the upper respiratory tract microbiota and influenza infection. This summer, I worked with the Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico y Referencia at the Nicaraguan...