When field work doesn't feel like work! ❤❤❤
This year I'm going to be measuring greenhouse gas emissions (like carbon dioxide and methane) and physicochemical properties of #shallowlakes of Buenos Aires as my thesis project!
The lake looks sharp green because it's covered by millions of tiny floating plants called Lemna.
To get to open waters on Lake #Otamendi where we do our measurements, you have to transit through raging laberynths of aquatic plants of all sizes and shapes, both floating and sinked.
When there's too much resistance on the paddles because of the density of plants, you have to get off the boat, water up to your chest, to push it through the reeds. The struggle is real, but amusing!
With me is my thesis director, she is DA BOMB!
#biology #ecology #climatechange #limnology