Back in March, I found out that I received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award. This will fund research and teaching at the University of Haifa (Israel). The research will be a collaboration with ecologist extraordinaire and Jedi Master, Leon Blaustein, on the community ecology of Mediterranean temporary ponds. My family and I will be moving there in September and staying through April. Over the course of the next 9 months, I will maintain this Blog (which I have never done before). I hope to convey not only the science, but the familial and cultural experiences. We are overwhelmingly excited (and nervous) about the road ahead!