Students were lucky to have Chris Gebauer, soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, visit campus for soils lab this week. Thanks for the instruction, Chris!
Students in Dr. Byrne's soils class visited the ORIDE experiment site to collect soil samples for lab analysis. It was a great field trip! Check out the photos below for more information.
Dr. Byrne and other OIT professors were recognized in a press release on recent research funding received.
This summer OIT Environmental Science undergraduates Morgaine, Chloe, and Aaron will be working on several research projects. We started field work on Monday in unseasonably cold weather! Here we are setting up a demographic study for Applegate's milkvetch at the local airport.
The Klamath County Library, Oregon State University Extension, and the Klamath County Museum is hosting an afternoon of lectures that are free and open to the public! Find more information here. Dr. Byrne will be giving a talk around 3 pm on climate change in rangelands.
Dr. Byrne teaches BIO 313, botany, spring term in even numbered years. We are lucky to have access to many unique botanical areas within a few hours of Klamath Falls. The course has six hours of lab each week, so we often visit local sites during one lab each week, but on our overnight field trip we visit more distant sites. In southwest Oregon we visit fens and serpentine areas, then continue west to the Coast Range, and visit the redwoods as well. See the slideshow below for a few photos from the overnight field trip this past weekend.
A few photos from recent botany field trips...
This weekend, nearly 25 lichenologists from Washington to California gathered in Klamath Falls for a three-day workshop hosted by Northwest Lichenologists. Dr Byrne hosted the workshop on the OIT campus. It was great to see so many lichen enthusiasts in the biology lab!