Project Design and Field Methods

Detailed field methods are provided in the links below.  Contact your mentor to determine if you will be working with a LabQuest or LabQuest2 Unit, or if you will be using alternative methods for collecting soil moisture and atmosphere conditions data.

Few words of advice:

  • Before you enter the field, familiarize yourself with the equipment.  Run through the LabQuest unit, examine the temperature probe, etc.  Watch the videos as you are setting up your unit.
  • Walk through your study site and map out your approach.
  • Read through the instructions, but don't worry if "things don't quite make sense."  Once you get into the field and are moving through the detailed, step-by-step instructions, you will "get the hang of" the sampling/data collection process.
  • If you have a mobile device, use it to view the instructional videos and visit the site when in the field.