INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it from www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396 after it has been posted. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number; this may or may not be your own department. Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please 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. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will later 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.
QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK? Contact Victor Chisholm by email, or phone 514-398-5964
Supervisor's Name: Margaret Kalacska
Supervisor's Email: margaret.kalacska [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 398-4347
Supervisor's department: Geography
Course number: GEOG396 (Geography)
Term: Fall 2011-2012
Project start date: Wednesday, September 1, 2011
Project end date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Project title: Seasonal changes in the spectral response of a Northern Quebec peatland and forest
Project description: The student will examine data collected on an hourly basis by in-situ spectroradiometers located on a flux tower overlooking forest and peatland in Northern Quebec. These data span one growing season and the student will examine both daily and seasonal changes in various reflectance indices related to photosynthesis. The student will also examine data collected on a helicopter platform at different altitudes over the same ecosystems in order to determine the effects of scale on the interpretation of the data.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final report 75%, Spectral database 25%
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: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. Which of the following, if any, is involved? None of the above (NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers)
Student's McGill ID:
Student's Email (first.last [at] mail.mcgill.ca):
Student's Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):
Student's signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:
Supervisor's signature - I give my permission for the student identified above to register for this project under my supervision:
Unit chair/director/designate's name:
Unit chair/director/designate's signature - I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses: