Meera Lee Sethi

Meera Lee Sethi

Seattle, WA

University of Washington

Ph.D. candidate

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Published on May 10, 2018

MeadoWatch Backer Rewards and Updates!

Hi MeadoWatch backers! Thank you so much again for all the support you've shown us—we are incredibly grateful. I wanted to pop in with three quick updates: We have finished evaluating applications ...

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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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