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The thing with feathers

By Britta Voss | May 27, 2011 | Comments Off on The thing with feathers

There was much rejoicing when we learned that our gear had finally arrived at UFV this morning. Not a moment too soon, as we were rearing to hit the road and start some serious sampling.

Sea of complexity

By Britta Voss | May 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Sea of complexity

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter C: condensation, coffee, chutney, contrafibularities, and clogged filters.

Fiddleheads and forts

By Britta Voss | May 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Fiddleheads and forts

Welcome back to the Fraser River expedition blog! Over the next three weeks, we will be posting updates and musings on our experiences collecting samples from across lower British Columbia.

Loose ends

By Paul Mann | November 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Loose ends

Our last 6 days in Brazzaville were a hectic quagmire of tying up loose ends. Physically burnt out from our trip, we cranked through each day running on low.

Success in the swamp forest

By Greg Fiske | November 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Success in the swamp forest

Despite the extreme heat and sporadic downpours, our time in the Lac-Tele region of Congo was a great success.

Into the swamp forest

By Paul Mann | November 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Into the swamp forest

The party is currently making our way across from Kabo, in the northwest of the Republic of Congo (ROC) to the East (Lac-Tele).


By Greg Fiske | November 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Breakdown

All good things must come to an end! Our plan to head North to sample the River Motaba, and to do some forest regeneration experiments had to be slightly modified due to our trusty vehicle breaking down..

Lessons learned

By Greg Fiske | November 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Lessons learned

They don’t call it the rainy season for nothing.

Report from the Bateke plateau

By Greg Fiske | November 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Report from the Bateke plateau

Four hundred kilometers and six hours of torrential rains after leaving Brazzaville, we have completed our sampling of savanna on the Bateke plateau.

School visit

By Greg Fiske | November 11, 2010 | Comments Off on School visit

As part of outreach for the Global Rivers project we have a small budget for visiting local schools within each watershed and speaking with the children about their relationship to the river.