Posts made in November, 2014

Autumn Update

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in News | 0 comments

It’s been almost 3 months since I left Latvia, having completing field season #2. After what seemed like a good start to the breeding season, a spell of poor weather resulted in massive chick mortality. This resulted in only 6 successful Roller nests (out of 19 known attempts) and 15 fledglings (out of 73 known eggs). So, quite tragic, as well as reducing the sample size for several of my planned analyses. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to since then: Stable Isotopes A very dull three weeks were spent in the lab preparing insect and feather samples (370 in total) for carbon and...

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