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
heim   Eric Heim
Northern Michigan University
Environmental Science major

Yhis is Eric Heim and I'm from Algonac, MI. I currently go to school at Northern Michigan University which is located in the scenic Upper Peninsula at Marquette.  I study Environmental Science (major) with a concentration in Pollution Control and Remediation. Previous to my research here at Abisko I have done research in organic chemical synthesis with a main project goal of developing a supramolecular catalyst for use in medicinal compound synthesis. I also worked as an intern in Alger County, MI as an intern in an invasive species management project. The most exciting part of my experience in the program besides the wanderlust of Sweden is the limitless growth that my professional career can experience from the connections made here with many wonderful people.

My project is examining the regulatory effect of bedrock geochemistry in plant chemistry and studying the theory that lithology is as important as climate in determination of floral ecology. My main compound of interest is Phosphorus but I will look at several elements to see any possible relationships. I will be working closely with Nate Tomcyzk who will study soil characteristics within the differing bedrock types. Our joint project is new to NERU and is open to some interpretation, this has made our investigation quite enjoyable.

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