Letters from Kytalyk – Part I

Letters from Kytalyk – Part I If you’re reading this, it means that my supervisor Monique managed to bring my blog back to the Netherlands on a USB stick to post it for me. I am still working hard on the wide, pristine and internet-free Siberian tundra and will be back with more stories around […]

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Countdown to fieldwork!

June 25th — My house, Amsterdam I have spent the past two weeks in constant hyper-focus mode, making last minute preparations for fieldwork and wrapping up teaching duties and manuscript writing before departure. It was going to be a close call but we managed to finish building our custom made gas sampling chambers and pack […]

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On preparedness

“Victory awaits him who has everything in order – luck, people call it” These famous words of Roald Amundsen, polar explorer and leader of the first expedition to the South Pole, are on my office coffee mug and have always seemed a very applicable quote to my PhD project. The other office mug I have […]

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