Explorations in River Deltas and Coastal Wetlands.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rinse and Repeat.
Wake up. Gallo Pinto con huevos. Caffee. Walk (avoid snakes!) or ride in tractor two kilometers. Put on helmet/life jacket/etc. Kayak, 2 hours. See monkeys. Eat pineapple. Rain heavily. Back to put in. Kayak, 2 hours. Rice and beans. Sleep. Repeat.
For the next twelve months I will be traveling to river deltas around the world as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. I am a human ecologist who has worked with plants, law makers, loggers, stone flies, and rivers in Coastal Maine; children, salt marshes, fishermen, land trusts, and Quakers in Southern New Jersey; and tortoises in the Mojave desert. During my year abroad I will be combining these interests and experiences by living in and meeting researchers, managers, and community members in the Venetian lagoon, Mackenzie, Ganges/Brahmaputra, Mekong, and Colorado river deltas.