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Derek Sjostrom

Fish study inaugurates new scientific collaboration

Fish study inaugurates new scientific collaboration

Sinking deeper and deeper into the Pryor Creek mud, Mike Schilz and Zach Farrand hauled in a long fish trap from the murky water.

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Surveying landscape

Surveying landscape

American geologists check the Mongolian landscape for an area they will study during a research trip this summer.

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Mongolian staff

Mongolian staff

Three drivers and a cook helped an American geology research team during a National Science Foundation trip to Mongolia this summer. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, joined the eight-member team.

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Dinner on the road

Dinner on the road

American geologists and their staff eat their last dinner on the road during a research trip this summer. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, was a part of the eight-member team.

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Mongolian town

Mongolian town

Sjostrom saw changes in Mongolian towns between visits in the 1990s and this summer. Rural communities are livelier now than before when many residents might have been out herding livestock during the day. This is Tsetserleg, the capital of Arkhangai Aimag, a central Mongolian province.

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Camel ride

Camel ride

American student Susannah Poland rides a bactrian camel during a research trip to Mongolia this summer. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, was a part of the eight-member team doing geological research.

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Red Mongolian hills

Red Mongolian hills

Page Chamberlain, a Stanford University geology professor, hikes in a remote part of Mongolia during this summer's National Science Foundation research trip. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, was part of an eight-person research team.

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Mongolian open range

Mongolian open range

Goats and sheep graze on a Mongolian range. Because of their nomdic heritage, Mongolians have less of a sense of private property ownership than Westerners.

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Collecting samples

Collecting samples

Matt Winnick, an Stanford University graduate student, takes rock samples during the research trip.

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Naadam wrestling

Naadam wrestling

Two young Mongolian men wrestle during a Naadam festival.

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Geological research

Geological research

Stanford University geology professor Page Chamberlain, center, outlines the plan for a day during the National Science Foundation research project in Mongolia. Derek Sjostrom of Rocky Mountain College was one of eight team members.

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Time to relax

Time to relax

Americans doing geological research in Mongolia this summer took time out to watch a local Naadam festival. Solar panels and communications tower seen in the background bring the world to even remote parts of the country.

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Yurts dot landscape

Yurts dot landscape

Some Mongolians live in yurts in rural Mongolia. These are on the Chuluut River. Derek Sjostrom's research group took water samples from the river to check mineral content to see how quickly mountains are eroding.

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Rugged terrain

Rugged terrain

Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, took this photo of rugged terrain his group studied during a geology research trip to Mongolia this summer.

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Map check

Map check

Stanford grad students Jeremy Caves, left, and Hari Mix check a map with Geology Professor Page Chamberlain, center, during a research trip to Mongolia this summer. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, joined the eight-member team.

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River stop

River stop

Jeremy Caves, Stanford University graudate student, takes a water sample during a stop at the Chuluut river in Mongolia. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, joined the eight-member research team this summer.

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Geologists' camps

Geologists' camps

Americans camped in remote regions of Mongolia during a geology reserach trip this summer. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, was part of the eight-person team.

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Horse race

Horse race

A boy races his horse at a Naadam festival in rural Mongolia. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, took the photo during a research trip this summer.

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Derek Sjostrom teaches geology at Rocky

Derek Sjostrom teaches geology at Rocky

Sjostrom teaches a geology class at Rocky. He joined a National Science Foundation research trip to Mongolia this summer to study mountains there.

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Lenin statue

Lenin statue

A statue of Vladimir Lenin stands in Mongolia's capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia had a Soviet-backed communist government until the U.S.S.R. collapsed.

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