Science Report – April 18th

Science Report 18 April 2019
Crew 210
Submitted by Paul Sokoloff

Today we continued to process the soil samples taken at each of the 12 transects we conducted over the last few days. In the Science Dome, we measured the pH and salinity and characterized the texture of the soil samples. These data will be used to characterize the ecotones of the deserts around MDRS in an upcoming paper.

We continued to collect new plant specimens opportunistically, including an annual invasive grass, (Annual Wheatgrass – Eremopyrum triticeum) newly recorded for MDRS.

We plan on continuing our lab work and wrapping up data recording for the plant project tomorrow.