This research project is conducted at the Semester in Environmental Sciences (SES) Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. As part of the SES Program, students conduct research on a project of their choosing. The project gives students a chance to work independently, although they are supported by a Principal Investigator at the MBL Ecosystems Center or MBL Bay Paul Center. Students have access to Ecosystems Center facilities and equipment as well as access to MBL field sites such as the Harvard Forest LTER or Plum Island Ecosystems LTER. SES students present their projects in a formal symposium before their classmates and the Center’s scientific staff. Requires separate application process.