Stajich Laboratory for Fungal Evolutionary Genomics

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.[caption id=”attachment_1525” align=”aligncenter” width=”604”]Stajich lab sampling team: Derreck, Nat, Sawyer, and Jericho Stajich lab sampling team: Derreck, Nat, Sawyer, and Jericho[/caption][caption id=”attachment_1526” align=”aligncenter” width=”900”]LightLichenCrust_JTNP Our first collection of Lichen crust from Joshua Tree National Park[/caption][caption id=”attachment_1527” align=”aligncenter” width=”604”]SurfaceTemp_DerreckJericho Derreck measured crust surface temperature, while Jericho was getting ready for sampling[/caption]