Forest canopies are the least explored terrestrial habitats on earth and, according to estimates, at least forty percent of all known species on earth may exist in the canopy. Forest canopies also provide goods and services to support diverse human communities. Although, many other aspects of forest canopies are yet to be explored, the closed forest canopies are fragmenting and disappearing faster than any other habitat which is of great concern.
The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) has two unique projects in the forest canopies of Western Ghats in Kalakad_Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve supported by Dept. of Science and Technology (DST). While ATREE has senior researchers executing this project it also sees this as a unique opportunity to train young students through summer internships which will enable them to get involved and assist in these projects.
Training will be offered on single rope access technique and sampling protocol. Part of this work could be presented in The 5th International Canopy Conference that will be organized by the ATREE in Bangalore, from the 25th to 31st of October 2009. Visit www.canopy2009.org for more information on the conference.
Interested candidates can submit their Curriculum vitae along with a statement of purpose of about 500 words immediately to the undersigned.
M. Soubadra Devy Ph.D
659 5th A Main Rd
Hebbal, Bengaluru 560024