Off to North Dakota…

Tomorrow we’ll be heading out to Jamestown, North Dakota, to sample sediments and pore waters in prairie pothole lakes (PPLs). PPLs are depressions in the landscape formed by retreating glaciers; now they’re seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands in Minnesota, North Dakota, and parts of Canada. The sediments associated with these lakes are often highly reducing, with significant concentrations of sulfide and organic carbon

PPLs to the west of Jamestown, ND

We’re going to see what microorganisms are present in these environments, and what biogeochemical cycles they drive

Forecast is cold…..we’ll report back next week

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