Sleepless in Hyytiälä – Part 3

Logistics and Planning I thought long and hard about what I would want to read if I were reading a research blog. One thing would be to learn about how it felt to be a scientist in another country, and see how the writer dealt with all the difficulties and uncertainties that came with that, […]

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Sleepless in Hyytiälä – part 2

More about the station: A Forest lab, a Sauna and a Lake The grounds boasts an impressive lab within a forest within a lab. Yes, the facility actually has its own forest in which it lets scientists perform a variety of experiments in an authentic, in-home forestry lab. It includes wooden bridges to walk on […]

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Back to the desert (the other extreme environment)

Returning home – Beware of the land mines Upon arrival back in Israel, Roy and I needed to visit our more familiar extreme environment – the hyper-arid Dead Sea basin, where we are conducting a parallel study to our Cairngorms research.  We headed down to the Dead Sea – the lowest land point on earth […]

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