The Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates (NERU) program focuses on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems in Northern Sweden. The program is a collaboration between the Univ. of N.H. and the Abisko Scientific Research Station. Read more…

We will not offer a summer 2016 program. New program info. will be posted as funding becomes available. All NSF REU student opportunities are listed on NSF REU program websites.
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Meet our Students

Our geo-science and environmental science students hail from a wide range of institutions and disciplines. All are interested in scientific research and are participating in our study of biogeochemical processes in northern upland and wetland ecosystems.

2014 Students
Matthew   Daniel Finnell
Virginia Commonwealth University
Environmental Science major

Hej, hej, (hey). I go to school in the city and had to escape a concrete jungle for the summer so I figured why not go to a Swedish Artic region for a change. They say the sunsets are beautiful this time of year. Truth be told, I have to stop myself from drooling in my coffee every morning while gazing at some of the surrounding mountain peaks. I consider myself pretty outdoorsy and while at home I fill my days with hikes in the Appalachians and paddle sessions down the James River. Climate change has been a major influence in the path I've chosen to study at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). I can see a research path meandering into my near future.

My research will focus on species composition at Stordalen Mire in Abisko, Sweden. I will be using remote sensing data from multiband cameras with near infrared capabilities. Using this information vegetation reflectance will be measured. I plan to determine species composition from these reflectance data. This data will also be used in scaling up processes with images taken from a Remote Operated Vehicle as well as satellite imagery.

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