Field of Science

The Holiday Rush

Apologies for the lack of posting recently. Unfortunately the blogging silence may continue for a little longer. This break has been full of travels for me.

I went back to Ohio for a week to visit my family. Then a week back in Connecticut. Next I was off to national meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology & American Microscopical Society in Seattle, Washington. I presented some of the preliminary results from my dissertation research in an oral presentation. Then a week back in Connecticut. Now I am off on a vacation-adventure to visit a friend in Malaysia who is working on her dissertation research there. I will be visiting both peninsular Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and the island of Borneo, which includes parts of Malaysia and Indonesia.

I leave this upcoming Monday so my excitement and anxiety for this adventure are mounting! We will be visiting a couple of National Parks and the moss diversity should be spectacular. I won't be doing any collecting but I do hope to capture the beauty in as many photos as I can fit on my camera!

I will have some internet access but it is only a 2.5 week trip, so I am not sure how much blogging I will do on the road. I will most definitely share all the mossy wonder from the trip with you all when I return!  So stay tuned, I will be back in the country on Feb 4th with adventure tales to tell.


  1. Have a safe and fun trip, Jess.

  2. Have fun and look forward to reading about some tropical mosses on your blog. Be sure to check out some of those Calymperes there, if you get to go botanizig. They've got some exquisite looking leaf tip gemmae!


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