Starting in January, I moved over to the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (PCCI) to oversee their research and education programs. This was an opportunity to shape the development of a research and education program that I couldn't turn down. PCCI is a field station on 661 acres in Barry County, Michigan. There are many different ecosystems on the site, including prairie, prairie fen, deciduous forest, perennial forage crops (hay), annual crops (soy and corn), a lake, a creek system, as well as some intermediate successional sites. I am also working with the education programs, currently focusing on undergraduate and K-12 programs. I have an awesome staff to work with, along with the privilege of working somewhere that has funding that is pretty stable (thanks to the endowment). I am very excited about this move and the opportunities it will bring.