June 2018 field season

In June 2018, a team of researchers and students returned to the Kenai Peninsula for a second field season. The team included: PI Darrell Kaufman (NAU); graduate students Ellie Broadman and Annie Wong (NAU); collaborators Ed Berg (USFWS, emeritus), Scott Anderson (NAU), and Al Werner (Mount Holyoke); and undergraduates Emmy Wrobleski and Abby Boak (Mount Holyoke). The team recovered 64.4 meters of sediment from Petersen and Kelly Lakes on the Kenai lowlands, and Pothole Lake near the Skilak River floodplain, as well as water samples from 20+ sites in the region. Broadman, Wong, Wrobleski, and Boak then undertook the first round of processing and analysis of the lake sediment samples at LacCore (the National Lacustrine Core Facility) in Minneapolis. We are grateful for support from the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and CH2MHill Polar Services, and look forward to a year of good science following the field season. Stay tuned for more updates and results!