The Steps Towards Data Analysis

Hello again!  Now that we are all up to speed on how I gathered my data and what I’ve been doing for the past summer it’s time to see what I did with the data that I collected.  Once again I’m looking into the effects of differential timing and duration of mercury exposure on beak redness in male zebra finches.

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Spectrometer Data Collection

Hello again!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer filled with exciting research opportunities.  As it’s been a while since my last post (though my next one will be coming up very shortly)  I wanted to give everyone a refresher on my research this summer and then I’ll detail my data collection.  I’m in Dr. Cristol’s lab working on the effects of differential timing and duration of mercury exposure on beak redness in zebra finches.  What this means is that I use a device called a spectrometer to measure the reflected color from the beaks of our zebra finch colony.

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