Paleoecology Group goes coring - with some awkward equipment and outfits. Yellowstone 2011.
Photo credits: Laurie Stahle
My role in the Paleoecology Group is as lab manager and research assistant. It is my responsibility to make sure researchers in our group have a functioning lab facility at their disposal. I order supplies, fix machines, and facilitate logistics for lab and field work. I also make sure that our wonderful undergraduate lab technicians are on track and in sync with one another and the graduate student researcher they are working for.
We are based in Bozeman, Montana, USA, a cool college town of approximately 30,000 with stellar access to some of the best winter outdoor activities in the country - ice climbing, downhill snow sports, cross country skiing, you name it! We are also well-situated for field work trips to "the Park" (i.e. Yellowstone), which is located less than 2hrs away. Field work trips often include excursions to various hot springs - gotta soak those sore coring muscles! – as well as other science-extensional shenanigans.