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Suburban Ecology and Invasive Species


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

Description:
Our program at the University of Kentucky is 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ten students will be recruited from across the United States, and matched to faculty mentors who are conducting research on a wide variety of invasive species (e.g. house sparrows, Japanese honeysuckle, mosquitofish, rusty crayfish, tall fescue) over a range of environments along an urban to rural gradient, from backyards to farms. Students will be exposed to the full spectrum of a research project, from the underlying ecological theory on invasive species and ecology of disturbance, the formulation of hypotheses, the design of experiments, the analyses of data, and the write up for publication.


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

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Entomology
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Neuroscience
Plant Sciences
Zoology

Keywords:
Behavioral Ecology
Biological Invasions
Computer Modeling
Evolutionary Ecology
Forest Ecology
Global Change
Infectious Disease
Insect Ecology and Evolution
Landscape Ecology
Plant Ecology

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


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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