As 2018 rolls around the tundra teabag project is nearing an end. The final pieces of analysis are coming together, and words are making their way onto paper as we write up our findings. In the meantime, we have enjoyed sharing our results at several conferences over the course of 2017. Most recently I gave … More A quick one
The year is ending and the data is in…and there is a lot of it! Thanks to the great efforts of all those working on the tundra teabag experiment we have over 4,000 tea bag decomposition samples, spanning more than 350 sites around the tundra. And there’s still more to come. With 2017 just around … More From Alaska to the Alps
After a successful summer of fieldwork (you can read plenty about that here) it’s back to the office, and a surprisingly bright Scottish autumn. Of course, this means an end to trowels and drying ovens for me, and the beginning of an even longer journey, one that will be signposted by many lines of R … More Gearing up for analysis
By Eleanor Walker, 4th Year Undergraduate at University of Edinburgh It was a hot summer’s day here in Kluane, up in the Yukon, Canada yesterday as we headed up the plateau for our first hike of the field season. We went up to set out our latest tea bag experiment, which involved stopping every 125 m elevation … More Teabag Trails on the Tundra
May 2016 With little reason but scientific curiosity, I took my road bike up into the hills. The maps suggested roads would take me all the way to the base of Scald Law, the tallest peak in the Pentlands. Or perhaps it was optimism on my part. Either way, I think that mountain biking is … More Pentlandia
If there is anything that springs to mind at the word ‘tundra’, it is probably something cold. Not always it turns out. And definitely not in Australia. Spot the difference between Australia and my usual field site in December This December I found myself, somewhat to my surprise, burying tea bags at the top of … More A different type of tundra
We are currently receiving data for the three-month tundra tea bag experiment, set up in the summer of 2015. So far we have data from 14 sites, with more expected to come in over the next couple of months (see our map). Initial results represent a gradient from European alpine to northern Arctic sites. As … More First results coming in!