Summer Research Program '05
Mentors: Audrey Barker-Plotkin
Evolution of pit and mound microtopography 15 years after a simulated hurricane (abstract)
Hometown: Sudbury, MA
College and major: Bates College, class of 2007, Geology
What you miss most about the Summer Research program:
Being around enthusiastic students with similar interests and spending
all day in the hemlock forest or simulated hurricane experiment.
What you miss least about the program:
Having Lyme disease--check for ticks!
What about the program has stuck with you:
A better understanding of our dynamic landscape and renewable forest resource.
Have you stayed in touch with other Summer students?
Did your Summer Research experience support or change your school/career plans?
My experience at HF added a unique element to my geology major at Bates
and gave me a different perspective on my work with the Massachusetts
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife after college. When at Harvard
Forest, I did not expect that I would end up studying forest ecology and
applied forestry as a graduate student.
What are you up to now?
I am a Masters of Forestry Candidate at the University of Maine School
of Forest Resources. I am looking forward to a career as a consulting
forester, and possibly seeking a policy role some day concerning the
forest resources of New England, the nation, and the world.
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