Dietze – Ecology and Global Change
Options: Volunteer Basis, Potential for UROP Funding, Potential for Work-Study Funding, Potential for Academic Credit
The Dietze Lab is conducting a number of cross-site field studies aimed at understanding the dynamics of eastern forests and their potential responses to global change.
Research opportunities are available for students interested in assisting with lab analyses of tree carbon reserves and tree ring analyses of variability in growth across habitats. This work will contribute to the larger goals of calibrating and improving global vegetation models, and specifically to better understanding the relationships between carbon reserves, forest responses to stress (drought, pollutants, etc.), and the potential for forest diebacks in response to climate change.
On the bench side of things, this work is an excellent opportunity for motivated underclassmen looking to get an initial hands-on lab experience.
On the analysis side, there are ample opportunities in this work for upperclassmen students to carve out an individual project for credit or a thesis.
For more information visit http://people.bu.edu/dietze