As a Christmas treat we have remodelled the lyrics of ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ to suit our boggy audience! Each line links to a page where you can find out more! We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to returning in 2014 with more blogs and hopefully some exciting changes and additions to the website.
So as the post doesn’t get too long we’re just typing out the last verse – if you really want to sing it out out loud the whole way through from day 1, we’re sure you know what to do!
‘The 12 days of Bogology’ – a new carol written by Matt and Tom
On the 12th day of Bogology, my professor gave to me:
12 types of Sphagnum,
11 countries visited,
10 names for peatlands,
9 (hundred) samples,
8 age-depth models,
7 tephra layers,
4 (hundred) ppm,
3 magazine articles,
2 guest bloggers,
And a peat bog of ombrotrophyyyy!
12 types of Sphagnum – here are just two from a peatland in Canada
11 countries visited on fieldwork between us!
10 names for peatlands, click on the link above to find out more! Photo credit: Johanning via Wikimedia Commons.
9 (hundred) samples – here are a selection!
8 age-depth models – this one is from the Antarctic Peninsula
T – tephra, close up image of an individual tephra shard. Photo credit: Pete Langdon.
6 macrofossils – here are the highly magnified cells of a Sphagnum moss leaf
W – water table depth, as reconstructed using testate amoeba, such as this one called Nebela carinata
5 am-eeee-beee! This one is called Arcella catinus
5 am-eeee-beee! This one is called Euglypha tuberculata
4 (hundred) ppm – atmospheric carbon dioxide hit this landmark figure in 2013 for the first time since measurements began Image credit: Robert A. Rohde, NOAA via Wikimedia Commons.
3 magazine articles in NERC’s Planet Earth magazine
Guest blogger #1 – Jessica Royles
Guest blogger #2 – Jenny Farmer
And a peat bog of ombrotrophyyyy! This one is in Patagonia.