It has been a while since the last update, due in large part to the departure of Dr. Kim Takagi – in her absence everything seems to go more slowly! Kim accepted a post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Mandy Joye at the University of Georgia. Kim will be talking the lead on a long-term data set of climatic and geochemical data from stream outflow and will continue working at the interface between wetland biogeochemistry and global change. We’re looking forward to seeing what she accomplishes in this new role. Kim’s data on the humic project are spectacular and we’re continuing to push to get them out there. Her ability to manage the lab and mentor undergraduates are already sorely missed.