3D Biodiversity of Tardigrades in North American Forest Canopies

Title 
3D Biodiversity of Tardigrades in North American Forest Canopies:
Institution 
Baker University
Institution Type 
undergraduate
City 
Baldwin City
State 
Kansas
Field 
Canopy, Tardigrades (Water Bears), Ecology
Start Date 
June 1, 2016
End Date 
August 9, 2016
Stipend 
$525 / week for 10 weeks = $5,250
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
March 13, 2016
Description 
A project to define the taxonomy, diversity, and distribution of Tardigrades (Water Bears) in the canopy of North American forests. Students will collect in Kansas and Massachusetts, and present at the California Academy of Sciences. Many students will submit a manuscript. Ambulatory disabled students welcome. Not for the timid.
Qualifications 
United States Citizen GPA 3.0+ Undergraduate before & after program Transcript 2 letters of support 1 page “Why this program” essay
Contact 
Dr. William R. Miller
URL 
reu-canopy@BakerU.edu
Email 
William.Miller@BakerU.edu
Number of Participants 
8, up to 4 may be ambulatory disabled (Wheel Chair)
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes

Housing: 4 person apartments, kitchen, 2 baths, separate bedrooms

Travel: provided to & from Kansas, field trips to Massachusetts & California

Subsistence: $50.00/week

We offer opportunity for students in wheel chairs to explore a real field biology experience.
We also get students published with 10 papers so far and 4 in review.