Hello new and returning students!
Are you looking to get geared-up for classes and research but don’t have any current opportunities to get out to the woods?
Are you interested in nutrient cycling, taking in fresh forest air or finding out what happens to tree farm areas after they are logged/thinned?
Matt Norton, a graduate student here in SEFS is working on modeling the decomposition of stumps in a tree far setting. His work mainly involves using a resistograph, a tool for determining wood density, to establish the degree of decay in stumps. During field work, additional samples will be taken for carbon and nitrogen analysis to relate the amounts of these nutrients in stumps to their density. The work is not hard but is in rough terrain and requires proper field dress as well as some personal protective equipment, which will be provided. He is looking for two to three students for five field days (TBD by weather). This project is scheduled to continue on 9/18 (again dependent on weather).
If you are interested in getting into the swing of things by helping out in the field, or if you are just looking for some hours of research, please contact Matt Norton at email@example.com
Thank you and have a great Fall Quarter!