Wheelchairs in the Trees

It is often assumed that wheelchair dependency hinders a career in field biology; however, scientists at New College of Florida are part of a national research team proving otherwise. With federal funds from the National Science Foundation, mobility-limited college students are tackling unanswered questions about what lives in the tops of temperate forest trees, research that is preparing them for careers as forest ecologists or field entomologists. The project’s team leaders are three diverse scientists who hope to inspire underserved students to seek careers in field biology.

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