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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Tropical Ecology at La Selva, Costa Rica

Location: Costa Rica
Agency: Organization for Tropical Studies
Due Date: January 31, 2018
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 4,000.00
Description: La Selva Research Station and Las Cruces Research Station provide undergraduate students with unparalleled access to tropical forest ecosystems, mentoring by experienced tropical ecology researchers, and training in field research methodology. Each student will work with an on-station mentor as well as an on-campus mentor from his/her home institution to ensure the integration of the summer research experience into students’ academic careers. Please carefully read the program descriptions below as well as the "Prerequisites" tab to the left. Find the appropriate list of mentors to see available mentor names and project topics. NSF LSAMP REU (open to students from LSAMP member institutions): students will be living at La Selva Research Station or Las Cruces Research Station for their nine-week research experience. Features of this program include 1) research skills in the field, 2) enhancing communication skills through training in scientific writing, oral presentations, science blogging, and videography, and 3) integration of cultural experiences with research development. The program will focus on environmental topics such as biodiversity conservation and agroecology and will offer opportunities to interact with local farmers, smaller field stations, and/or environmental NGOs.


Contact Information
Contact: Kattia Mendez
Phone: 506-252-4060 x71521
Email: reu.program@tropicalstudies.org
Web Site: www.tropicalstudies.org/reu


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