26 May A brief Introduction
Hello everyone, my name is Sebastian Espinosa and I am a graduate student studying Climate Science at Northern Arizona University. This summer I will be working as a Biological Resource Assistant for the North Cascades and Cascades Monitoring & Inventory Network. My work will primarily consist of analyzing whitebark pine occurrence and distribution within several National Parks in Washington State, through a combination of statistical programing, spatial analysis, and fieldwork. The first portion of my internship is virtual. While I am very much looking forward to my first field visit, I find the programing and spatial analysis work that I am doing remotely to be exciting as well. The photo above shows Mount Rainier National Park superimposed with white bark pine sites, I can not wait to visit these sites in person and look forwarding to telling you all about them when I do.