* Conduct research under the mentoring of faculty engaged in research in global change ecology,
*Develop research, collaboration and oral communication skills,
*Become oriented to various aspects of scientific research via faculty- and graduate-student panels, an on-site research symposium, an ecological issues course and ethics seminars.
Students will spend several weeks at the U of MNís field station at Itasca State Park (location of the headwaters of the Mississippi River). Students will have access to continuously downloaded climate and limnological data from Lake Itasca and these data, along with other databases, will be used to train students to analyze and interpret large data sets.
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