My General Ecology course took a field trip to collect data in permanent monitoring plots for Limnanthes floccosa ssp. bellingeriana at two sites that burned last summer on the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. Anecdotally, it appears that the fire may have increased population density of this rare species! Students will compare population density between 2014 and 2015 in two unburned and two burned sites in the coming weeks in lab. By continuing this ongoing monitoring project in future years, we should be able to better understand population dynamics of this species
May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 15 is National Bike to Work Day. Although this post is not research related, we couldn't be more excited to announce that we (Dr. Byrne-OIT, Drs. Decker and Yost- medical residents across the street at Cascade East medical residency, and Anthony Igou, Outreach coordinator at Sky Lakes Medical Center) are hosting Klamath Falls' first annual Bike to Work Day Breakfast! Stay posted for more details. We are so thankful to Sky Lakes Medical Center and the OIT Institute for Transportation Engineers Student Chapter, with funding from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, for sponsoring this event! If you would like to participate or donate toward this event, please contact Dr. Kerry Byrne (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!