Field of Science

Moss Meetings

Last week I was down in New York at two meetings focusing on Mosses. Yes I go to scientific conferences where everyone is studying bryophytes. Pretty nerdy, I know, but it is actually really fun to hang out with scientists who all share similar interests and to learn about the newest research coming out of laboratories from around the world. 

If you are interested in checking out the talks that were given you can download the brochure with all of the abstracts for each talk given at the meeting. (Abstracts program here) They are basically summaries of the questions asked and major findings of each presentation given at the meeting. They are not nearly as in-depth as listening to the presentation in person, but do give an overview of the topics we covered. 

And here we all are posing outside one of the research buildings at the New York Botanical Garden where the meeting was held.

June 2012 Desktop Calendar

This is an image pulled from my archives. A flashback from 2008. Shown here are some mosses growing in a raked rock garden at a temple in Japan. 

If you are interested in downloading this desktop calendar follow the instructions below. 

1 - Single click on the image to open it up in a new window. (If you use the image directly from the blog post you will loose a lot of resolution.)

2 - Right-click (or ctrl-click) on the image, and chose the option that says, "Set as Desktop Background" or "Use as Desktop Picture". The wording may vary.

3 - If the image does not fit your desktop neatly, you may have to adjust the image (Mac: System Preferences > Desktop > Screen Saver > Desktop; Windows: Control Panel > Display > Desktop) and choose "Fill screen" as the display mode of your background image.

Any issues or suggestions please let me know. These calendars are an experiment in-progress.