It was a beautiful Fall weekend to sample soil cores at the Wetland last week! Kelly and Jordan took our rotation student Lennel Camuy-Vélez to take soil samples, measure dissolved oxygen, and set up an experiment to measure methane production potential. Lennel will be with us for the next 8 weeks measuring methane and analyzing genomes and transcripts from the Wetland – and hopefully taking some more great pictures!
Tim Morin, a Bohrer graduate student working with the Wrighton lab, measures pore water methane in dialysis peepers and correlates this to emission rates.
The Wrighton lab has had a busy, long weekend processing the first side wall cores from deep subsurface shale! We hope everyone else’s weekend was as exciting as ours!
Rumen fluid samples have arrived from the second round of moose seasonal trials! Time for TJ and Lindsey to start processing!
The Wetlands team had a great summer sampling trip this past week. They even had some time to show some Ohio State pride. O-H!!
Our labs are getting excited to start processing Marcellus shale cores in August to get the first glimpses into indigenous life in the deep subsurface.
Many thanks to the Deep Carbon Observatory for the fashionable DCO hard hat stickers!
Garrett, Jordan, Kayla and Mike J headed out to Old Woman Creek last week to collect cores and pore water samples for the summer season.
Rebecca and Kelly went out last week to collect samples from a new deep subsurface sampling site!
Jordan and Kelly went to Old Woman Creek this weekend to introduce our newest graduate student, Garrett Smith to the field site. Although the paddling chemistry wasn’t immediately there, it was a great team building exercise.