… for being the recipient of the Masters Thesis Prize of the University of Manitoba, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources. Good job!
Cody Ross, who started a Ph.D. in January 2017 on the topic of hydrologic thresholds, was just awarded a graduate entrance scholarship by the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources at the University of Manitoba. Congratulations!
During the 2015 field season, members of our research group conducted a study on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba; the study aimed to test the “two water-worlds” hypothesis, which suggests that plants preferentially access tightly-bound soil water over mobile soil water. We collected rainwater, streamwater, mobile soil water (using suction lysimeters), bulk soil, and mature tree and shrub twigs. All samples were then tested for stable water isotopes to compare the isotopic signature of the different water types, assuming that clustered water types originate from the same source.
Here is a video summarizing one day of sampling: