From the mountains of Nepal to the forest of Canada. I’m Bandana Subedi -the wandering woods lady. Proudly started studying Forestry at UQAT where I have embarked on a mission to turn my ‘tree hugger’ title into a master's degree. I may be majoring in Forestry but do not be surprised if you see me chasing the butterflies because I am also your friendly neighborhood lepidopterist. Join me on my fluttery adventures as I try to convince these delicate creatures to pose for a close-up. They might not always cooperate, but I'm determined to click my way through the butterfly kingdom.
And guess what? I'm here to add one more title to my collection – the Bryophyte Buff! These tiny, often overlooked plants are the real carpet of the boreal forest, and I'm on a mission to give them their moment in the spotlight. When I’m not decoding the secret of bryophytes, you will find me on the trail, hiking boots on and a backpack full of snacks. I’m really excited to swap my hiking boots for snow boots and dive headfirst into Canada’s winter wonderland this year!
But here’s the twist: while others are hitting the slopes, I’ll be shoveling my research plots all winter to study those fascinating mossy carpets. Join me as I balance the thrill of winter sports with the quiet contemplation of the forest floor, one shovel at a time. Let's branch out together and make this two-year academic journey as wild and wonderful as a forest adventure in UQAT.
Projet de recherche :
Le rôle des bryophytes dans l'atténuation de l'impact du changement climatique, en particulier la perte de la couverture neigeuse, sur la dynamique du carbone souterrain dans les écosystèmes forestiers boréaux