Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
That depends on whether I'm actively collecting data for a study or not. If I'm in the middle of a field study, then I'm usually living in a tropical country either at or near a field station, and making daily trips into the forest to collect data. This might involve setting out plots, taking various measurements of plants, or collecting samples to analyze in a laboratory. I spent about a quarter of the year in the field. I also run greenhouse experiments which involve much of the same activities, only at home (in CT).
If I'm not actively collecting data, I'm probably processing or analyzing data from a study and writing up the results. A typical day of this involves constant work on a computer using programming and statistics to determine my results, and word processing to turn them into a publication.
Finally, I have active teaching requirements, and during the school year I'm usually a teaching assistant for a class. This involves helping students with any questions they might have out of class, grading their tests/assignments, and acting as a liaison between the professor and the class .