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Baker University junior Brandon Haefke receives instruction from tree climbing expert Becki Petersen of Tree Climbing Kansas City on Thursday, June 6, 2013 on the campus of Baker University. Eight research interns were selected from across the country to participate in a ten-week, canopy-research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The interns will be climbing the trees at various heights to collect moss and lichen samples for measuring the density and diversity of microscopic animals called tardigrades. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

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Students learning the ropes for Baker summer research project

Field research will require students ascend into trees to collect data


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