The BEAST Lab is heading to the southern hemisphere, and we need your help!

I’m thrilled to announce that two of my grad students, Dulcinea Groff and Kit Hamley, have launched a crowd-funding campaign to support their research to the Falkland Islands. The three of us are headed down there in December, and the funds from this initiative will help support a two-week field expedition to collect sediment cores and scope out fossil sites. In an age where 1) NSF funding rates are about 6%, and 2) most grants aren’t successful without preliminary data, crowd-funding is gaining steam to help fill a critical gap: small and pilot projects.

You can check out Kit and Dulcinea’s project page, including a video where they describe their work and why it’s so important, here. Please feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues who care about biodiversity and climate change. Plus, your support for our all-women team is helping to train the next generation of scientists!

From all of us at the BEAST lab, we thank you for your support!

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