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International Initiative Enables Student Research on Global Ecosystems

Feb. 7, 2024
A person standing on a mountain in central Norway.

Grace Gutierrez, an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, recently completed a four-month research abroad project in Norway. Gutierrez studies forest ecology within the School of Environment and Natural Resources, with a special emphasis in plant interactions with the environment. 

Gutierrez went to Norway in June 2023, where she matched with a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She was able to develop her own research project, in which she and her team spent the entire growing season on a mountain in central Norway, studying seedling success and growth in native grass.  Learn more about the experience and what made this opportunity possible>>

This story was originally published on the website of the Sustainability Initiative and written by Reily Jacobs Bell, SI student communications intern. Story image used with permission from Grace Gutierrez.