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REU Site: Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene


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Description:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, announce the second year of a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, Exploring Evidence of the Anthropocene: Archaeological and Ecological Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for First Generation Students in the Upper Mississippi River System (NSF Award No.1659633). This REU site offers ten students experiential, interdisciplinary research opportunities in archaeological and ecological sciences addressing topics related to the onset of the Anthropocene. Students will examine research questions related to deep-time environmental dynamics in the Upper Mississippi River System and changing environmental conditions by comparing data on fishes from both archaeological collections and modern samples. This eight week program includes five weeks of field research and data collection in both archaeology and ecology. The final three weeks include integrating archaeological and ecological datasets to make meaningful inferences about the Anthropocene. REU participants leave the program having generated and presented an original research poster while gaining practical research experiences. Students are also able to earn 6 credit hours for participation in the program from SIUE at in-state tuition rates.

Archaeology and ecology students will work in interdisciplinary teams and as an entire cohort to integrate human-environmental data and gain authentic experiences working as a research team. Not only will students learn new approaches to research, they will also meet students from across the country with similar interests. This research experience will be intellectually rewarding, and it will be fun! When asked about their overall experience of this REU site, former participants commented, "I loved it and would definitely recommend this to people interested in research" and "[This was] overall [an] amazing experience, life changing, thank you."
upcoming deadlineRecently updated.

Application Deadline: 1/19/2018

Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 7/27/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Lead)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Western Illinois University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources
Paleontology

Keywords:
Aquatic Ecology
Environmental Change
Fish Biology
Fisheries Management
Human-Environment Interactions
Interdisciplinary
Multivariate Analysis
Stable Isotopes
Water Quality
Zooarchaeology

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


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