Tag Archives: JTNP

The Joshua Tree Album

Our lab trip to Joshua Tree NP and photo session before the start of the quarter resulted in our 2017 album cover lab photo.

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We also visited one of Julia’s field sites where she is working on a lichen biodiversity inventory and some comparison of the genetic diversity of the fungi and algae symbiont along an elevation gradient in the park.
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Derreck is excited to collect some dung samples that may recover some zygomycete isolates for the Zygolife project. StajichLab-1-31

The rest of pictures from the day are in this flickr album.

Desert Crust collecting, Summer edition

On August 4th, 2016, Nat, Derreck, Sawyer, and Jericho went to Joshua Tree National Park to collect more Biological Soil Crusts samples. They were lucky to find some Lichen crusts which we could not find in our last sampling trip. Here are some pictures of our sampling team.

Stajich lab sampling team: Derreck, Nat, Sawyer, and Jericho
Stajich lab sampling team: Derreck, Nat, Sawyer, and Jericho
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Our first collection of Lichen crust from Joshua Tree National Park
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Derreck measured crust surface temperature, while Jericho was getting ready for sampling