Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a summer REU program. The theme of the research is disturbance ecology. Students will work at Lilley Cornett Woods, a field station with an old-growth forest in eastern Kentucky, and in Daniel Boone National Forest. This is a 10-week program running from May 18 – July 24, 2020.
Research projects for summer 2020 include studies of salamanders, aquatic invertebrates, copperheads, migratory birds, black bears, bats, pollinators, old-growth forest, epiphytic plants, human dimensions, geohydrology, ecological resilience, remote sensing, and GIS. Students will be paired with faculty mentors and work closely with agency professionals. Students will develop research skills including communication, data collection and management, analysis, and writing, while also learning to work in remote field locations. Students will also participate in professional development workshops and recreational trips.
Student benefits include a stipend of $6000, housing, a food allowance, travel costs to and from EKU, research travel during the summer, and research supplies.
To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and an undergraduate graduating no earlier than Fall 2019. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, financially disadvantaged students, and students from colleges with limited research opportunities.
Applications are due February 15, 2020. Participants will be selected by March 1, 2020. More information including the application can be found at https://bioreu.eku.edu/
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