3D Herbivory and Biodiversity of Tardigrades in North American Forest Canopies: Inspiring Students with Physical Disabilities to Pursue Field Biology

Title 
3D Herbivory and Biodiversity of Tardigrades in North American Forest Canopies: Inspiring Students with Physical Disabilities to Pursue Field Biology
Institution 
Baker University
Institution Type 
Undergraduate Liberal Arts School
City 
Baldwin City
State 
KS
Field 
Canopy Ecology, Tardigrade Taxonomy and Ecology, Field Biology Research
Start Date 
June 1, 2015
End Date 
August 9, 2015
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
March 5, 2015
Description 
An intense and rigorous field research project climbing trees in Kansas, Florida and California to collect evidence of herbivory and Tardigrade ecology. Lab work, SEM training, data analysis, public outreach, research presentation and report writing leading to possible publication. New species discovery possible. Challenging & fun. See website.
Qualifications 
US citizen, Undergraduate before & after program, 3.0 GPA, 2 Reference Letters, 1 page essay “Why you want to participate in “In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs”
Contact 
William R. Miller, Director of Research
URL 
www.bakeru.edu/canopy
Email 
William.Miller@BakerU.edu
Number of Participants 
8
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes