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REU in Tropical Ecology: Tropical Ecology and Evolution, Puerto Rico

Location: Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Agency: University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Due Date: February 15, 2017
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 5,000.00
Description: The REU in Tropical Ecology: Tropical Ecology and Evolution, Puerto Rico summer program provides research experiences for undergraduate students in areas of ecology (streams, plant communities, soils) and evolution (plant-pollinator interactions). We study the tropical rainforest of Puerto Rico at various levels of organization, ranging from genes to ecosystems. Field research is conducted at El Verde Field Station, in El Yunque National Forest. Students work on a research project under the advice of a faculty mentor. Students also participate of seminars and workshops on data analysis and presentation, and scientific techniques. The program will offer students the opportunity to have hands-on experience fields such as: Aquatic Insect Ecology, Stream acidification effects on aquatic insects, Plant-animal interactions and Plant population biology. The program goal is to positively impact student careers by providing them with the tools needed to conduct scientific research in any area of science, with emphasis on Tropical Ecology and Evolution, and by stressing the impact that scientists could have in our society if they take active roles. This is a 10-week program that runs from June 1 - August 7. Participants receive a stipend of ,000, housing at El Verde Field Station and a food allowance is provided to cover the cost of groceries.


Contact Information
Contact: Alonso Ramirez
Email: reu@ites.upr.edu
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/a/ites.upr.edu/reu-tropical-ecology/home


Keywords
Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Evolution, Plant Biology