This fellowship is for current students with an interest in Soil Science, Biogeochemistry, or Ecosystem Ecology and a desire to engage in a substantial Summer undergraduate research project with a faculty mentor.
There are two manners in which the project can be achieved: Guided or Self-Designed.
The research project entails using carbon fractionation techniques to investigate the potential for soil carbon sequestration in coffee-avocado intercropping systems in southern California. The work will include both a field and a laboratory component, with the latter being predominant. The student fellow will work under the direct supervision of Prof. C. Fissore (Biology and Environmental Science).
Applicants must design their own project that will be supported by a faculty mentor. Eligible projects will be centered on any aspect of coffee ecology, insect biodiversity across management types, the coffee supply chain, socio-economic aspects of coffee production, the evolution of coffee culture, etc. Priority will be given to those projects that focus on the novel coffee enterprise in Southern California, which is the main focus of the A.V. Davis funded grant.
The application will be due the second Friday in November.
A complete application will include:
Professor Cinzia Fissore