The Brosi Lab’s time at RMBL is quickly coming to a close, but our team has been AMAZING this year! We had a very successful season– we collected a ton of data, reconnected with the RMBL community after a long year and a half of COVID, and enjoyed many lab events and dinners. Here are a few more highlights from this season:
- Therese was back at RMBL for the first time in 10 years! There were just a few more tourists this time around
- We collected about 1500 insects (and counting!)
- The lab had Berry’s chile verde and a fire at the Gates cabin
- Ashby Baker and Sabra Dewey, our REU students this summer, did an awesome job presenting their projects! Ashby presented on her comparison of pollen composition found on pollinators to floral community composition, and Sabra presented on the effects of drought on diversity in plant communities.
- The lab decided that dogs are smarter than babies (more specifically, an average dog vs. a baby under the age of 2)
- We didn’t flood the lab this year
- Kaysee did a great job presenting at the RMBL grad student seminar for the first time!
- Everyone stayed healthy and there were no COVID cases at RMBL
The only lowlight of this summer was that Manogya, Kyra, and Ashby didn’t see a moose in Gothic valley, but hopefully they get to return to Gothic in the near future. It’s been a fun and productive summer, and we can’t wait to come back next year!