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Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Location: Massachusetts
Agency: Harvard University, Harvard Forest
Due Date: February 3, 2017
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 5,775.00
Description: The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, aquatic ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges´╗┐. Each student will participate in an ongoing study with senior researchers from Harvard University, the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Lab, University of New Hampshire, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and other institutions. Students attend weekly research seminars given by nationally known scientists, workshops on research and ecological ethics, and career and graduate school panels. Students will develop their research results and present their findings at a student research symposium. The program runs from Monday, May 25 - Friday, August 7, 2015, and some of the benefits are a stipend of $5500, housing at Fisher House or Raup House, full meal plan and travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Forest, located in the town of Petersham, in Western Massachusetts.

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Contact: Manisha Patel
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