The APEVIB (Association pour la protection des espaces verts de l’Île-Bizard) is currently looking for biologists and/or chemists to take part in the TeaComposition H2O Initiative, a worldwide study led by researchers from the Deakin University, in Australia. The study aims at studying the long-term litter decomposition and hence the long-term C dynamics, and its key drivers both in terrestrial-based and marine ecosystems. Additionnally, the project offers the possibility to test soil samples. These are key indicators of climate change and pollution in the mid- and long-term.

For more info about the project, visit : http://bluecarbonlab.org/teacomposition-h2o/
This is a unique opportunity to take part in a worldwide fight against climate change!
In short, the process consists in inserting tea bags in the soil and letting them incubate for 6 months to 3 years. The samples are then sent to the Blue Carbon Lab in Australia for analysis.
The APEVIB is looking to form one or two teams made of two or three people in order to proceed to the installation and retrieval of the tea bags in Ile-Bizard’s wetlands, as well as various data gathering (temperature, water levels, sample weight, GPS coordinates, etc.).
This will necessitate about 10 hours (spread over two days) of your time this summer, that is for a meeting, a few emails and a day for preparation/installation. Same thing for the retrieval of the bags, so about 10 hours next Spring, with the same people or different. More details will be given to participants.
If you are chemist or biologist, or you know people with such skills and knowledge, please, write us an email at espacesverts.ilebizard@gmail.com.
Thank you in advance for your help!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *