Project Overview

Ecophysiology of ferns in the genus Dryopteris

Faculty Sponsor

Eddie Watkins (




The goals of this project will be to examine the physiology of six different fern taxa in the genus Dryopteris. Specifically, the work will compare several aspects of carbon and water relations of three species and their associated hybrids in a field setting. The likely outcome is a publication targeted for a regional botanical journal. Students will be involved in all aspects of the project from design to data collection and paper writing.

Student Qualifications

Bio 181 and willingness to work outside, rain or shine and ability to start some days before sunrise.

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

10 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021

<< Back to List

If you have questions, please contact Karyn Belanger (