Given winter's rapid approach, the permafrost experimental plots are getting special attention. Preemptive vegetation surveying and soil core collections are propelling the Drown lab into a future greenhouse hibernation...and I am excited about it! Do you know what this means? Vegetation surveying, soil samples and an empty greenhouse? Sounds like a pilot study to me. Maybe come January, this smiling face will be found working alongside the IAB Research Greenhouse coordinator, Mark Wright.