A look back on my summer experience

Now that my summer research is completely over, it seems appropriate to look back and reflect on the experience of data collection.  It’s difficult to do a true summary post since the data analysis phase of the project won’t take place until the spring of 2014, so, as of now, I don’t have much to report in terms of conclusions drawn from my data.  However, there are a few things to note:

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Tick Sampling, an update

As I near the end of our sampling season, I can’t say honestly that I’m dreading it being over.  It’s been a difficult summer but we’ve found a lot of interesting things.

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Tick Sampling in the Virginia Peninsula–an overview of the summer thusfar

It’s now about mid-way through the summer and I’ve sampled approximately half of my study sites.  I’ve visited 66 (of about 125) transects and collected ticks.  Areas visited so far include the Colonial Parkway, York River State Park,  the Greensprings trail area and land owned by Colonial Williamsburg.

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Spatial Distribution across the Virginia Peninsula of the Lone-Star Tick, a Vector for Disease

Hi, my name is Molly Teague and I’m a rising Junior, majoring in Biology and French.  My summer will be spent on campus doing research with Matthias Leu, a professor of conservation biology and GIS.

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