'A Forestry GIS for Costa Rica.' Undergraduate Research Project Application Form.

INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Fill out Sections A & B then submit this form online. (You will receive an email copy of the form. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will also post the project online at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396/listing/, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.) DONE
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it from www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396/listing/ after it has been posted. Either way, print this form. Complete and sign Section C on the hardcopy. Ask your supervisor to sign Section D. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number in Section A (this may or may not be your own department). Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science at 514-398-8102.
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964.
SECTION A: SUPERVISOR INFORMATION
Name: J. Pablo Arroyo
Email: pablo.arroyo [at] mcgill.ca (pablo dot arroyo at mcgill dot ca)
Phone:  
Website:  
Supervisor's department: Geography
Course number: GEOG396 (Geography)
SECTION B: PROJECT INFORMATION
Term: Winter 2010-2011
Project start date: January 4, 2011
Project end date: April 8, 2011
Project title: A Forestry GIS for Costa Rica
Project description: The student will be working with forest management data from the ACCVC conservation area in Costa Rica in order to create a FGIS. The objective is to put this information into ArcGIS and Biota and carry out some basic analysis on tree diversity assessment.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Other prerequisite, if applicable:  
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Bi-weekly progress report: 10%; Bi-weekly lab meetings: 10%; Database finalized: 30%; Final report: 50%
Other project information: The data analysis will be carried out at Dr. Margaret Kalacska's laboratory (Burnside Hall 314). No data is allowed to be taken home by the student.
Project status - This project is: Taken.
How students can apply: Bring a printed copy of this application form and your advising transcript to me during office hours.
Ethics, safety, and training
Which of the following, if any, is involved? None
Animal subjects [ ]
Human subjects [ ]
Biohazardous substances [ ]
Radioactive materials [ ]
Handling chemicals [ ]
Using lasers [ ]
Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students.
SECTION C: STUDENT INFORMATION
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
Name:  
McGill ID:  
Email (first.last [at] mail.mcgill.ca):  
Phone:  
Program (E.g., B.Sc. Maj. Chem. Min. Biol.):  
Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):  
Student signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:  
SECTION D: APPROVALS.
Do not complete this section unless/until the student is identified.
Supervisor: I give my permission for the student identified in section C to register for this project under my supervision.
Supervisor's signature:  
Date:  
Unit chair/director/designate: I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses.
Unit chair/director/designate's name:  
Unit chair/director/designate's signature:  
Date: