Meera Lee Sethi

Meera Lee Sethi

Seattle, WA

University of Washington

Ph.D. candidate

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Published on Apr 11, 2018

We did it!! And a small surprise.

Dear MeadoWatch supporters, cheerleaders, and friends—We made it!! Janneke and I are thrilled and incredibly grateful to all of you not just for the pledges but the kindness and encouragement you'v...

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Published on Apr 06, 2018

It's the 21st century—why are we still using drawings for species ID?

Because collecting high-quality data for our project relies on volunteers being able to accurately identify many different plants and phenophases, we've thought a lot about best practices in teachi...

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Published on Mar 30, 2018

Extension!!! And a baby marmot.

Dear friends and supporters—I apologize for the excessive punctuation, but I am really excited to announce that Experiment.com has offered us a one-time, 15-day extension on our campaign deadline. ...

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Published on Mar 26, 2018

What that $10,831 budget item is all about—and why it matters

Hi everyone! We only have 6 days left in our fundraising campaign, and over 1,300 people have visited our campaign page over the past three and a half weeks, which is amazing! We are so grateful to...

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Published on Mar 19, 2018

What about soil?

I received an email from one of our Experiment backers earlier this week, which read:I was wondering if you know about any studies that examine the effects of climate change on the soil itself like...

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Published on Mar 14, 2018

Flower Facts #4

For our fourth installment of Flower Facts, I thought I'd share four MeadoWatch species that all belong to the same family. After you look at the photos, see if you can identify what it is!If you g...

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Published on Mar 09, 2018

Can We Trust Volunteer-Collected Data?

One of the questions people sometimes ask about data collected by volunteers is: Is it as good—i.e., as accurate—as data collected by "professional" scientists? (We believe anyone who uses the tool...

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Published on Mar 07, 2018

Flower Facts #3

One of my favorite things about ecology is that it reveals how many different ways there are of making a living in the world. Today I'll introduce you to some MeadoWatch species that have very smar...

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Published on Mar 05, 2018

Flower Facts #2

Another early-blooming wildflower species on the mountain is Western Anemone (Anemone occidentalis), also known as Western Pasqueflower. The name "pasqueflower" comes from an old French term for Ea...

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Published on Mar 03, 2018

Flower Facts #1

If you'd like to get to know the wildflower species MeadoWatch monitors, you're in luck. This is the first in a series of posts in which we'll introduce you to some of the charismatic microflora we...

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Hoping you guys make progress towards your stretch goal in the last 6 days—love to Wilmer and Humbert!!!
Apr 11, 2018
How Will Global Climate Change Impact Tropical Communities?
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Thank you, Amanda—we're so glad you feel that way! xox
Mar 30, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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This means so much to us, Barbara—thank you! With love from a fellow Mountaineer! :)
Mar 27, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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Thank you so much, Andrew!!
Mar 24, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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That's so cool that you have Earthwatch volunteers work with you, Danielle! Thank you for taking the time to find me and share your kindness. Good luck right back at you!
Mar 19, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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❤️❤️❤️
Mar 16, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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We really hope so too, Jennifer!! We appreciate all your support!
Mar 15, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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Wish it could be more—good luck with your campaign!
Mar 06, 2018
How Will Global Climate Change Impact Tropical Communities?
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Awww, thanks for asking, Cindy! we usually announce orientations sometime around the end of March/beginning of April, and they take place in June. You should sign up for our mailing list, so that you get an email as soon as the dates and times are set—then you can register! The link to sign up is here: https://mailman12.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/mwatch_volunteers I will put this info on the project page. Thanks!
Mar 05, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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Thank you so much for the pledge and the encouragement! :)
Mar 02, 2018
MeadoWatch: When do Mt. Rainier Wildflowers Bloom?
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Really wish it could be more! Good luck.
Mar 11, 2014
What are the patterns and effects of American crow movements?
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Wish it could be more. Good luck!
Feb 09, 2014
What are the feeding habits of threatened sharks?
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