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Tropical Ecology and Evolution, Puerto RicoLocation: Puerto Rico
Due Date: February 15, 2017
Description: Our 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. Program description Our goal is to promote a scientific foundation for students, by: Immersing students in an active research environment. Providing students with the opportunity to study and conduct research in an ecosystem and culture not easily accessible at their home institution. Providing educational activities designed to equip students with the necessary tools to conduct scientific research. Providing guidance from established scientists while they develop an independent research project. This is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus.