The image of the boring scientist sitting in his laboratory, his best friend the lab rat, or behind his computer 15 h/day sticks to many people and many documentaries have somewhat manifested this perception of scientists to the public.
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our planned big 2020 campaign to Costa Rica, where we wanted to collect another set of longer-term in situ soil/plant/atmosphere water isotope data and accompany this with high-res birds-eye data from our newly developed drones (see below).
Monitor water isotopic composition of xylem directly inside trees?!!! Our main working horse on the ground got finally published, the Stem Borehole Equilibration Method. Its journey started in April 2018 in Sweden, went to Freiburg, Germany in 2019 (see related blog posts), to Costa Rica and Arizona in 2020.
Isodrones is part of the huge B2 experiment when a complete rainforest is exposed to an experimental drought and subsequently rewetted from below and above. Listen hear to Kathi explain what she’s up to over there!