|Looking for Lomatium cookii in all the wrong places.|
Photo credit: Emma MacDonald.
As one of the 2014 IAE/NPSO interns, Amy Comstock has been a jack-of-all-trades, helping out anywhere the Conservation research Department needs things done. We began our field season in April, and have worked our way through fourteen field projects as well as mountains of data entry.
Our projects include Erigeron decumbens, Bromus sylvaticum, Fritillaria gentneri, Sidalcea hendersonii, Lomatium cookii, Sidalcea nelsoniana, Lupinus oreganus, Astragalus mulfordiae, Cordylanthus maritimus ssp. palustris, Frasera umpquensis, Rubus bartonianus,
|Entering data for Fitillaria gentneri. Photo credit: Emma MacDonald.|
Amy Comstock will be leaving us to start graduate school at Oregon State University in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES).This self-proclaimed “Bird Nerd” will be focusing on nesting habits of Purple Martin populations of Western Oregon.
Before school starts Amy will be taking a well-deserved respite from us continuously asking “Hey Amy, what bird is that?”Suzanne came to us as part of the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) program through Oregon State University and Saturday Academy. This program aims to connect high school students with local scientific and engineering companies to provide them with professional work experience. These students then create and present a synopsis of the summer’s efforts at a culminating symposium held at the University of Portland campus.
|Suzanne Joh counting Condylanthus maritimus ssp. palustris in Coos Bay. Photo credit: Amy Comstock|
|Beating the heat in Unity, Oregon. Photo credit: Tara Callaway|