June 2017 field season

For two weeks in June, a team of two PIs (Darrell Kaufman, David Fortin) and two graduate students (Ellie Broadman, Annie Wong) from Northern Arizona University, as well as collaborator Ed Berg of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (emeritus) completed the first “South Alaska Lakes” field season! The team recovered lake sediment cores from four lakes (Sunken Island, Paradox, Fish, and Petersen) and collected water samples for isotope analyses from twenty-five lakes throughout the Kenai lowlands. We are grateful for help and support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service - Kenai Refuge, and look forward to an exciting year of analyzing samples, and to returning to the field next summer.