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.

2012 Students
tori   Victoria Ward
University of New Hampshire
Environmental Science/Hydrology major

My project is focused on quantifying the cycling of molecular hydrogen up here in the subarctic. My goal is to better understand where in the soil hydrogen is produced and the effects of different variables, particularly precipitation, on the consumption or release of soil hydrogen. 

Soil hydrogen is important because soils store about 75% of terrestrial hydrogen, but the mechanisms of this storage are poorly understood. Additionally, hydrogen is a secondary greenhouse gas because its atmospheric behavior affects the turnover rates of primary greenhouse gases.


Cycling of molecular hydrogen in subarctic Sweden. Co-Authors: Ruth Varner, Kaitlyn Steele, and Patrick Crill: Mentor: Ruth Varner