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Undergrad Research Opportunities 03/11/2019

4th Annual EEB Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
We’re excited to announce the 4th Annual EEB Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. Any undergraduate who has done research related to ecology or evolution is invited to apply. To apply, please use the following form: This year’s symposium will be on Friday, April 26th from 11am-2pm in Hesler 427. Once your application is accepted, you will be sent information about judging times, set-up and tear down times, and the poster competition. The best poster (as determined by faculty and grad student judges) will receive an award at the EEB awards ceremony.


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UREx SRN 2019 Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)
The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) is pleased to announce six (6) potential research opportunities for undergraduate students to participate this summer in interdisciplinary research associated with urban infrastructure resilience and community vulnerability in the face of extreme weather-related events. UREx SRN aims to generate knowledge and promote actions that will ensure urban resilience. UREx SRN is interested in students who have their sights set on graduate school and careers in related scientific research and outcomes. The REU opportunity will provide four (4) selected students hands-on experience in data research, analysis, stakeholder engagement and active collaboration with the UREx SRN team.

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package up to US $4,500 for research stipends and travel (if applicable).

View REU opportunities at:
Submit student applications to: Emily Key ( deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM AZ-MST.

Opportunity 1: Pleasantville, NY or Corvallis, OR The role of green infrastructure incentive programs in (in)equitably meeting urban stormwater challenges

Opportunity 2: Phoenix, AZ
Mitigating Extreme Heat as Tempe Densifies

Opportunity 3: Phoenix, AZ
How does the establishment of flow-control structures in an ephemeral desert wash influence surrounding vegetation?

Opportunity 4: Phoenix, AZ
Comparative Urban Futures for Flood Resilience

Opportunity 5: Miami, FL
Opportunities in Floodplain Management for Risk Reduction and Natural Systems Benefits

Opportunity 6: Miami, FL
Urban Wetland Restoration


Summer 2019 REU at University of Idaho
ITEAM Lab NSF REU Summer 2019 Internship opportunity
The Idaho Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modeling Lab (ITEAM) at the University of Idaho is seeking one paid undergraduate Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) intern for the Summer 2019. This National Science Foundation REU opportunity provides 11 weeks of funding ($500 stipend/week). The project offers ample opportunities for an undergraduate to develop a research project and pursue a senior-thesis while building the necessary foundation to pursue a career in ecological research.
The ITEAM lab studies forest ecosystems in relation to the interactions between climate change, policy decisions, and natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Current research projects include: exploring the use of ecosystem measurements in differing forest types to estimate carbon balances in the context of climate conditions; modeling forest ecosystem responses to changes in climate, wildfire, and forest management.
During the summer of 2019, the REU intern will assist the ITEAM lab with field work, data management, and research project development. The REU intern will be exposed to field techniques associated with forest inventories, and terrestrial vegetation and soil sampling to quantify ecosystem properties. The student will learn database usage, statistical/spatial analyses, and will communicate research findings in both oral and written forms.
Through this hands-on experience, the REU student will have to develop and implement a unique and independent research project associated with the lab’s field research. There are many opportunities to develop an independent project with the mentoring of ITEAM members from both previously collected and the upcoming 2019 field season data. The student will have 11 weeks of full-time (40 hours/week) participation in the summer of 2019. For students attending U. Idaho, there is a possibility to continue their independent research with the ITEAM lab in the fall 2019 semester.
Requirements: Junior-standing undergraduate (as of Fall 2019) who plans to reside near Moscow, ID for summer 2019; minimum GPA of 3.0; significant interest in forest ecology, field research, camping, hiking, and outdoor elements; ability to take direction and learn from others; strong work ethic, self-motivated, and critical thinking skills with a desire to learn and develop research and professional communication skills. Ability to complete 11 weeks of full-time work between May 1 and October 1, 2019. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. Students with backgrounds that are underrepresented in forest science are encouraged to apply.Application: Please submit a cover letter (detailing your interest, relevant previous experience(s), relevant skills to the ITEAM lab, and summer availability), resume, academic transcripts (unofficial fine), and 1-2 letters of recommendation (minimum one from academic faculty member familiar with your work) to Dr. Tara Hudiburg ( by April 1st, 2019.


LUMCON’s Summer 2019 REU Program Application Deadline is March 15
The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) ( invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in our NSF-sponsored summer 2019 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 3rd – August 9th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors / mentor teams and participate in a series of career and skill-building workshops and activities while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer programs. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests.

The REU program is designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at LUMCON. This summer, mentors are interested in supporting interns to conduct research in a number of topic areas, including: biogeochemistry, behavioral ecology, microbial ecology, invertebrate diversity and ecology, aquaculture and fish physiology, ecosystem ecology, coastal geology and hydrology, wetland science, and oil spill impacts. More information on the program and details on potential mentors and projects can be found at

Candidates must be available for the entire ten week period. Successful applicants will receive a $500/week stipend; room and board at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA; funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON; and funds to support their research.

The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in coastal and/or marine science, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated, and comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or laboratory research is a plus but not necessary. To be eligible you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will graduate in May or June, you are NOT eligible). Students from underrepresented groups in sciences, from small colleges, and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 15th 2019.

Instructions for completing application packages which include (an online application form, copies of unofficial transcripts, contact information for two academic references, CV/resume, and a one page statement that describes your interest in the REU position, academic goals, and any previous research experience) can be found at

Questions about the program and/or application process should be addressed to LUMCON’s REU Site Program Director, Dr. Brian Roberts, at


REU in Plant Invasion Ecology
Syracuse University: The Fridley Lab at Syracuse University is seeking a motivated undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience in plant ecology as part of a research team investigating mechanisms of plant invasions in forests and fields of the Northeast U.S. The research is part of a study that examines potential changes in leaf physiology when plants are introduced to North America from home ranges in France and Japan. The undergraduate project will be based in Syracuse and will examine plant metabolism and nutrient dynamics in both the lab and field locations around NY State. Activities will depend on the interests of the student but will likely involve greenhouse plant propagation, lab and field gas exchange measurements, and plant tissue analysis. Students will be provided with a $6000 stipend for living expenses over the 12-wk duration starting approximately May 20 (start and end dates are flexible). Relevant experience and ecology- or plant biology-related coursework is desirable but not required. Application instructions are at Deadline: April 12th, 2019.