Advanced Research in Environmental Studies with D. Fischer

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017 quarters

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Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills—all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Dylan Fischer studies plant ecosystem ecology, carbon dynamics, and nutrient cycling in forests of the Southwest and western Washington. This work includes image analysis of tree roots, molecular genetics, plant physiology, carbon balance, nitrogen cycling, species interactions, community analysis, and restoration ecology. He also manages the EEON project ( ). See more about his lab's work at: . Students participating in this program work closely with ongoing research in the lab, participate in weekly lab meetings, and develop their own research projects.

Program Details

Fields of Study

ecology environmental studies field studies


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Location and Schedule

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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning