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.

2013 Students
samantha   Samantha Werner
University of New Hampshire
Environmental Science major

I hail from Derry, NH, and am currently a senior at the University of New Hampshire, majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Ecosystems.  I have a passion for fun and the outdoors, making Sweden the perfect place for me to study.

For my research in Abisko, Sweden, I will look at methane fluxes along the thaw gradient in Strodalen Mire. I will also be researching how the isotopic signatures of methane along the different thaw gradient, signified by the altering vegetation. These two unique aspects of methane will present connections to driving factors of methane flux and insight on changing methane pathways. Understanding methane fluxes and isotopic signatures is interesting for the global methane budget, contributing to future predictions of where and at what rate methane will be released as this fragile ecosystem continues to warm.