Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Application Deadline: Feb. 28th!

From May 21st-July 27th, this project will work to document 21st century plant diversity in dune and salt marsh habitats around Narragansett Bay in order to record changes resulting from climate change. We will collect herbarium specimens and create images of all field sites and species present, with the aim of comparing present day diversity to historical diversity records from online herbarium resources dating back to the early 1800s. Using a range of technologies and design strategies, we will explore the visualization and representation of changes in plant diversity and the extent of coastal dunes and marshes through time. This will serve as a case study for developing interactive, highly engaging data narratives with the goal of expanding public interest in and understanding of the effects of climate change in Rhode Island.

Read full program details at naturelab.risd.edu/discover

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Application Deadline: February 28th, 2018

RISD’s Waterman Building
13 Waterman Street
Providence, RI — 02903

401.454.6451

May 21 12:00 am -
July 27 12:00 am

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