|The DeepCHALLA UK group plus Principal Lead Investigator Dirk |
Verschuren (University of Ghent) in cool Cambridge.
|SEM image of diatoms from the sediments of Lake Challa. |
These are diatoms of the species Nitzschia.
The next stages for me involve more laboratory preparation of diatom samples, a return to Ghent to collect more sediment to analyse and organizing outreach activities in Kenya and Tanzania. But more pressing is keeping warm, and thinking of tropical climes amidst the icy blast which continues to wreak havoc on much of the UK.
Heather is a post doctoral research assistant on the NERC funded grant (between Lancaster, BGS, Cambridge, Belfast, SUERC) based at Lancaster University.