The Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates (NERU) program focuses on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems in Northern Sweden. NERU is a collaboration between the Univ. of N.H. and the Abisko Scientific Research Station. Students spend time at both institutions. Read more…


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Research Areas
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from subarctic peatlands and lakes
  • Using stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes to identify biogeochemical processes
  • The role of fungi in nutrient cycling and weathering in sub-Arctic ecosystem
  • Examining fungivory in reindeer or small mammals
  • Microbial physiology response to temperature in subarctic and temperate ecosystems

Applying to the Program

Join our geo-science and environmental science researchers in current scientific research projects through the Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates program.

Who should apply?
UNH-Abisko Summer Research Internships are open to students who are completing their junior year of college. Students should have a strong academic record with relevant coursework in the Earth Sciences (environmental studies, Earth systems science, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecosystem studies, geology or advanced research in Earth and atmospheric sciences). We also look for a strong interest in contributing to advanced research in Earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences. Participants receive a stipend, travel allowance, and room and board at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS).

2014 Applications
Application deadline was December 31, 2013. Students have been selected and are organizing their passports and summer travel plans.

Plan ahead for 2015
The 2015 application will be finalized and posted in fall 2014.
The 2014 application form is available for your reference. Check back in fall 2014.

2014 applications included:

1. An undergraduate transcript (Unofficial copies are accepted).


A one page statement by the applicant of his or her research and career interests. Please include in this one page:
1) a description of your past research experience(s) if any,
2)  a description of your experience (s) in the outdoors, if any, and/or your flexibility with remote field work,
3) an example of your ability to work collaboratively, and
4) describe how the NERU program will benefit you in your research/career goals.


Completed application form.
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If you are already a University of New Hampshire student, contact Dr. Ruth Varner directly ( directly to learn about an alternate application process.