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The Robinson Research Group are in Auckland, New Zealand for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference (OSC) 2014.
Sharon has brought along 3 of her PhD students: me (Diana), Mel and Rhys. Mel and I are in our final year of our PhD's and Rhys has only just begun. We are all presenting talks on our work (Rhys is talking about his honours work, he hasn't really got a PhD topic sorted out yet!).
Job done in China and now heading of to NZ for the XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference.
While this blog area is included on the website, don't expect it to be updated too regularly. My intray and inbox are constantly overflowing. However as time allows I might add some musings on the state and direction of scientific endeavour as well as a few interesting articles or science related media that I come across.
And apropos of nothing in particular, the image above is included to liven up the page and shows some different views of mosses and lichens in Antarctica.
On King George Island, off the tip of the Antarctic penninsula and south of South America. The moss and lichens are great and there is lots of snow. There are 3 Chilean Bases (army, navy and science!, I'm at the Science one, it is small and sweet.