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Undergrad Research Opportunities 03/20/2017

March 22, 2017

1) Field technician position: Wild bee research
We are seeking a research assistant to conduct fieldwork this spring for a project on how forest habitat loss affects wild bee species. This project is part of the PhD research of Colleen Smith, who studies in Rachael Winfree’s lab at Rutgers University (
The successful candidate will sample wild ...

Summer Undergraduate Research Internships for EEB

March 20, 2017

Four undergraduate students affiliated with EEB received 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Internships. The Office of Research awards these each year for undergraduates to work in a faculty mentor’s lab for pay. The award is worth $2500:

Chandler Brown (mentor, Williams);
Aaron Free (mentor, Burghardt);
Terrell Carter (mentor, Schweitzer);
Han Noh (mentor, Schweitzer).

Congratulations to you all!

Summer Research Assistant Needed at UT

March 11, 2017

Graduate student Amanda Benoit in the Kalisz Lab is seeking two motivated and capable undergraduate students to assist with an experiment investigating the impacts of pollinator-predators on floral evolution.  See advertisement for details.

Undergrad Research Opportunities 03/06/2017

March 7, 2017

1) NSF REU position with Anderson lab (UGA) at RMBL
Jill Anderson and Susana Wadgymar at the University of Georgia are searching for an enthusiastic undergraduate with a strong interest in evolutionary ecology for field research in an NSF REU position (National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates) from June-August 2017.
We study the ecological and evolutionary ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 02/28/2017

March 1, 2017

1) REU Opportunity Summer 2017: “Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity”
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity.  This is a10 week summer program.  The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate students ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 02/20/2017

March 1, 2017

1) Michigan State University NSF Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students Summer 2017
One to three positions are available for the project: Predicting Biodiversity Hotspots and Coldspots in Space and Time
Mentors: Drs. Phoebe Zarnetske, Kyla Dahlin, Patricia Soranno, Kendra Cheruvelil, Andrew Finley, and Lifeng Luo.
A major challenge for scientists is to generate robust models that describe ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 2/13/17

February 14, 2017

1) HJ Andrews Experimental Forest LTER REU position
We are seeking applicants for an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position in summer 2017 to examine small carnivore (e.g., weasel, western spotted skunk, Pacific marten) ecology at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest on the west slope of the Oregon Cascades near Blue River, Oregon. This project ...

UT Undergrad Research Events Spring 2017

February 14, 2017

1) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program
Students interested in pursuing research during the summer months may apply for funding through the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. The summer internship program promotes research and creative activity among undergraduate students. All current full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the Knoxville campus are eligible to apply. Students graduating in May ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 2/6/17

February 14, 2017

1) Amphibian research assistants needed
– Field research assistant: Field work involves surveying amphibian populations in and around the Fort Polk military base near Leesville, LA and the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology near Linesville, PA, for chytrid fungal pathogens. Requires both day and night work capturing, swabbing, and processing amphibians, hiking in and out of sites, ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 1/30/17

January 31, 2017

1) REU opportunity at Miami University: Accepting applications!
Ecology REU at Miami University for the summer of 2017 Undergraduate students accepted into the program will:

Conduct an independent research project with a faculty mentor at Miami University. Research opportunities are available in the lab or field in aquatic or terrestrial environments.
Discuss current literature related to their projects ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 1/24/17

January 25, 2017

0) Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
We would like to let you know about an exciting new program here at the University of Michigan–the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP UM). DDCSP UM is an exciting two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 1/17/17

January 17, 2017

1) REU Program, University of Kansas
Applications are now open for our NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program, Models in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics.
The program will take place May 22-July 28 2017 in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. In this ten-week program, students will participate in mentored, ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 1/9/17

January 11, 2017

1) Amazonian Peru Research Internships Now Available
Fauna Forever, a non-profit organization leading projects in the rainforests of the Peruvian Amazon since 1997, is looking for field research interns to assist its international team of conservation biologists, botanists, science photographers, geographers, and educators with numerous field research projects (biodiversity, ecosystem services, climate change), natural resource management ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 1/5/17

January 5, 2017

1) Volunteer Field assistant for research on small mammals and plague
Agency: Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Idaho
Location:Adams County, Idaho
Job Category:Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary:$45/day per diem plus free housing Start Date:04/05/2017
Last Date to Apply: 1/16/2017 website:
Description The northern Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus) is federally threatened under ESA. We are using field experiments ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 12/21/16

December 21, 2016

1) Summer Research Fellowships at UVA Field Station
Blandy Experimental Farm at University of Virginia has some wonderful fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs during summer 2017.  The opportunities are open to applicants from any college or university.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): The program emphasizes experimental ecology and evolutionary biology including a wide ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 12/12/16

December 13, 2016

1) Undergraduate Internship at Field Station in NE PA
The Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit biological field station, 545-acre nature preserve, and environmental education center located in NE Pennsylvania. Founded in 1966, the Lacawac Sanctuary has a long history of supporting ecological research, providing public access to preserved natural lands, and providing innovative environmental education programs. ...

Undergrad Research Opportunities 12/11/16

December 11, 2016

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now taking applications for its Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE). The program will be held June 5 – July 28, 2017, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields, as well as high ...

Herbarium Awards and Fellowships Available

November 2, 2016

The EEB Collections Committee is pleased to announce calls for applications for the following three awards from the Hesler Fund to support and enhance herbarium-based research at UT. We hope that you and your colleagues will consider applying for these awards to support your research.

Student Research Awards – Available to undergraduate and graduate students working with ...

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