“It’s like…so continental”

By Tom Saladyga & Cari Leland

Fieldwork continues in the forests north and northeast of UB…

Evidence of livestock is usually present at each site, but this time we were not phazed whilst cattle grazed.

A fire in early summer 2009 scorched a wide swath of forest north of UB.

Coring Larch in the aforementioned burned swath.

Winter camp near one of our sites in the Khentii Mountains.

Day and nighttime temperatures during this week’s fieldwork were strikingly different than last week.  Extreme daytime heat (95F) gave way to cooler nighttime temperatures (40F) this week spurring Cari to comment so incitefully on the continentality of Mongolia.  Indeed.


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