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
nate   Nate Tomczyk
University of Maine
Ecology and Environmental Science major

I am a senior in the Ecology and Environmental Science program at the University of Maine. My previous research experience was studying biogeochemistry in vernal pools at my home university.

In Abisko I am working closely with Eric (The Hammer) Heim to find a gradient of bedrock phosphorous concentrations. My work on the gradient will be with the soils that overlay the bedrock and the microbes in those soils. Specifically I will be looking at the microbial biomass by measuring substrate induced respiration, enzyme activities using a fluoremetric micro plate method and also the concentrations of nutrients in the soils. I may also do a side project involving soil biology along a temperature/altitudinal gradient.