Our longtime undergraduate research assistant Ben Hendrickson is gearing up for quite the summer! Ben will be graduating with his Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences this Saturday May 14th 2016. On top of that Ben has recently accepted a temporary position as an Avian Research Technician with the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP)!
MOFEP is a long term landscape-level study that was established in 1989 in the Ozarks of southeastern Missouri. MOFEP has current produced over 65 publications aiding in forest management systems. MOFEP was designed to ask two questions: 1) What effect do different timber harvesting techniques have on elements of a forest ecosystem at a landscape scale? 2) How do forest ecosystems change?
For more information about the MOFEP click here!
Ben plans on using this opportunity to gain valuable field experience before continuing his education and applying to ecology based PhD programs next year! Currently Ben works in the Eggert lab in collaboration with MDC on the Short Leaf Pine project, which is nearing completion, and currently is in-prep for publication.
Ben is a well accomplished, determined undergrad that we know will go far in his career.