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REU: Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The Disturbance Ecology of Central Appalachia summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is a full-time (40 hrs/wk for 10 weeks), paid internship program hosted by Eastern Kentucky University. Student interns will work closely with faculty and professional mentors to study anthropogenic disturbance, while immersed in the landscape of Appalachia. Students will live on campus at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, and will spend large parts of the summer at the Lilley Cornett Woods old-growth forest ecosystem, and at the Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory. Research projects will address specific questions within these areas: spotted skunk ecology, pollinator restoration, old-growth forest ecology, stream and wetland ecology, bird communities of hemlock forests, and human dimensions of cave bat management strategies. Stipend is $5,250 for 10-week session, a partial food stipend ($50/wk), housing, travel to the program (one round trip, up to $500), regional travel associated with research, and an allowance for research supplies.


Application Deadline: 2/15/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Eastern Kentucky University (Lead)
University of Dayton
University of Kentucky

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Hydrology
Natural Resources
Sustainability
Zoology

Keywords:
Ecosystem Science
Entomology
Geosciences
Herpetology
Ichthyology
Ornithology
Wetlands
Wildlife Management

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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