Karri Eucalyptus: One of the species used in our burning experiments
I just got back to PSU this week after spending time working with colleagues Australia. I was mainly in Perth, working in the WAIOGC at Curtin University. We are studying the distributions of organic molecules produced during vegetation burning, through the analysis of products of controlled burn experiments. It was a really productive time, and wonderful to meet such a collaborative group of scientists!
I was also generously hosted by the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Adelaide. I gave a talk at their weekly seminar, and learned about some of the fantastic paleoclimate and paleoecology research that is taking place in their Department!