2011-2012 Fellows

Rose Abramoff

Degree Sought : Ph.D. in Biology
Research Focus:

School Name : Curley K-8 School
Teaching Partner: Stephanie Selznick
Rose's Project GLACIER Site

Rose Abramoff is a 3rd year PhD candidate studying belowground carbon allocation in temperate forests. Her research at Harvard Forest hopes to empirically determine what plants do with newly fixed carbon and how this changes seasonally. Belowground carbon accumulation is a significant contributor to the overall carbon storage of a forest and is an important term in global carbon budgets and predictive climate models.

Her teaching partner is Stephanie Selznick, at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain. Stephanie is most passionate about marine biology, a perfect complement to Rose’s terrestrial leanings. Together they are working to bring technology and tech literacy into the classroom as well as emphasize how plants, animals and people shape ecosystems.
Sponsored by the NSF GK-12 Program