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July 14: Monitoring the Changes in the Jizerka Mountains

Today's blogger: Thelma Crook

P7140204  Rain, thunderstorms and, apparently, a mini tornado cut short our excursion yesterday, so first thing this morning saw us set off again to the Jizerka Mountains. The two teams split up to complete their vegetation and soil surveys and their water, soil pH and moisture sampling. The weather was much kinder to us today and we managed to complete our sampling runs and be back at camp by 3pm for a well earned rest. This evening Jana (research colleague of Josef) showed us slides of Jizerka Mountains in 1988 and 2004. As we are only able to see the vegetation in its current condition, it put the research work into perspective and allowed us to see the  P7140189  changes that have occurred over the last 30 years. It shows how important it is to monitor and evaluate these projects over long periods of time. We are really lucky and privileged to be part of this research. Thanks to Earthwatch and Alcoa. To finish off the evening Mohamed provided us with a very interesting and entertaining presentation on his background and the country that he lives in, Suriname. It was a great learning curve, as many of us, until we met Mohamed, were completely unaware of where Suriname was.



HI mum (Thelma) - that looks so amazing - but i am more amazed you know what a BLOG is. Have fun - have an amazing experience.

Holly Miegel | Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 6:56AM

Thel, saw your blog(agree with hol here!!)and it all sounds amazing-can't wait to hear all about it. Showing Max when he gets here in about an hour.
Chezza xxxx

Cheryl Dunn | Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 1:01AM

Ooh bby i see u and u look like u are having a wonderful time enjoy it my love i wish u well bye kisses from Riaaz and Faizel we love u Mwuaah:-*

Nalini Jagga | Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 1:05PM

Honey make lots of pictures it looks very nice and send them 2me love u bye.

Nalini Jagga | Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 1:19PM

It looks fabulous......a bit jealous but very proud that you are there. The people all sound really interesting and you must be learning loads. Can't wait to see you when you get back. Love Jo, Kade and Girls xxx

Jo Harvey | Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 9:27PM