**Scientific Literature Review 2000 – 2500 words.**
Review literature on tropical figs (Ficus species). I am conducting some research on the biomass tropical figs in order to determine how much carbon they sequester. This literature review will search out what scientific work has been done on examining the biomass of tropical strangler figs. In particular I am interested in any published estimations of Carbon stored in tropical figs.
What you will do is;
• Search the Literature;
• Identify publications that discuss the biomass of Ficus trees.
• Review that publication.
You will record
• The species of Ficus the paper discusses (e.g. Ficus benjimana, Ficus religiosa, Ficus destruens etc.).
• Where was the study conducted?
• What mathematical model did they use to determine the biomass?
You will then need to synthesise all this information into a report. The report will discuss the Biomass and/or Carbon in Ficus trees and discuss the various methods used.
• You will record and maintain an accurate bibliography (Author, title, publication year etc.) with ability to download and send me as part of your drafts (it is my preference you use Mendeley. If you want to use OneNote or another format, you must email it as an attachment that allows opening in mendeley).
Literature means published, peer-reviewed information in either a book or a journal article. Some information can be taken from website as long as it has the author’s name.
You will need access to Google Scholar and preferably a University database. If you cannot get access to a publication (i.e. it is behind a paywall), email me a link and I will download and send to you.
Also as side information, I would like you to record any information on spiritual / mythological significance of these trees? (E.g. Buddha reached enlightenment under Ficus religiosa).
APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS (These are non-negotiable. If you do not have these skills, please do not apply).
FLUENT in English (If you are NOT fluent in English, please do not apply).
University level BIOLOGY / ECOLOGY / AGRICULTURE / BOTANY / SCIENCE / ENGINEERING or other similar degree.
Must understand terms such as “Mg C kg-3” or “Mg C ha-1”,
Must have the ability to read and synthesize scientific literature.
Must be willing to download and use MENDELEY citation manager
Must have good communication skill so we can maintain dialogue throughout the project.
MAXIMUM is AU$100 (THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE. I will NOT pay more than $100. So don’t bother bidding higher than $100. You will not get the job).
You will receive payments on increasing increments.
15% upon receipt of 1st draft.
35% upon receipt of 2nd draft.
50% upon receipt of 3rd and final draft.
If you have read all the above and meet the APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS, please bid at or below $100. Please write a short message introducing yourself and what exposure you have to biology.
This project WILL NOT be submitted as part of any university study. It is purely for informative purposes only.
There is a second section to this literature review which I forgot to include. This information is to be included in the 2000-2500 word count (not additional).
I want some data on Carbon Sequestration Projects. There are many companies that offer to sequester carbon for companies & individuals.
**How much are these companies charging per tonne of carbon.
**What kind of environment are these companies operating in (rainforest, savannah, temperate forests).
**What species are they planting.
(MOST IMPORTANT) I am really interested in knowing how much carbon are they sequestering per unit of area (hectare or acre or km2).