I'm a Postdoctoral Researcher!
This week I started my new position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I will be studying the physiological performance of invasive trees across the Hawaiian islands. This project is a good fit for me because I have been estimating photosynthetic rates for the last four years as part of my dissertation project, and because I've always wanted to work with trees! I will be working with many species, rather than just a couple, and will have a tremendous opportunity to see the islands and network with people here and overseas. Interestingly, there are many organizations working side by side here in Hawaii (from what I have been told), which is nice if I decide to stay once my postdoc is complete (1-2 years).
In other news! I submitted all the chapters of my dissertation for publication this summer. This was a big goal for me, and it wasn't too difficult to accomplish. It just took a lot of time and patience. I pretty much wrote from my computer every single day (even just a little bit a day adds up). Hopefully these papers will be accepted or at least be a catalyst for the production of an even better paper!
Wish me luck!