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matt kuchta
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Most of the time I deal with the 3-P's: Photography, Physics, & Paleoecology
Most of the time I deal with the 3-P's: Photography, Physics, & Paleoecology

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Growing potatoes on Mars! My first installment on why The Martian is an excellent starting point for a Soil Science class.

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Hummingbird close-up.
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A Northern Hawk Owl has been hanging around western Wisconsin for the past month. Yesterday, as I was watching the bird from my car, it flew to a nearby perch and started chewing on a piece of bark that it held in its claws. Not sure what it was doing.
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2014-10-17
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Here's some data on the Specific Gravity of the Emriver color-coded sediment. I'll have additional physical characteristics at the Digital Poster Session on Tuesday at GSA.
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An Ode to Menomin
Oh wondrous puddle of emerald hue With thy phosphorus-tinctured waters. The summer's day holds folks at bay With a symphony of odors.  Each season brings a cornucopia A fetid, liquid plasma Of vig'rous cyanobacteria and accompanied miasma.  Thy verdant shor...

We need a couple more abstracts to be able to run the special session: "T73. Pedagogical Use of Physical Models (Digital Posters)"

Abstracts are due tomorrow, so now's the time!

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Keeping track of all your data
It's week seven already! That means our students are collecting their last samples and surveys for a poster session at The Raw Deal in Menomonie this next tuesday. Looking back, between my group and Steve's we went through nearly a 500-count bag of 125 mL p...

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Learning to find your own bugs
Last week my wife and I traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park. One of my favorite features of the rockies (besides the in-your-face geology) is a particular bird known as the American Dipper, which is known for walking along stream bottoms searching for ...
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