3D Biodiversity of Tardigrades in North American Forest Canopies:
Canopy, Tardigrades (Water Bears), Ecology
$525 / week for 10 weeks = $5,250
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.
United States Citizen
Undergraduate before & after program
2 letters of support
1 page “Why this program” essay
Number of Participants
8, up to 4 may be ambulatory disabled (Wheel Chair)
Housing: 4 person apartments, kitchen, 2 baths, separate bedrooms
Travel: provided to & from Kansas, field trips to Massachusetts & California
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.