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Research Experience for Undergraduates Site on Sustainable Land and Water Resources

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The aim of the REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources is to introduce undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices, with a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Students will work on one of three teams on projects that integrate Earth-surface dynamics, geology, hydrology and other disciplines. Research teams are hosted on two Native American reservations and at the Univ. MN and projects are developed in collaboration with the tribes? resource management divisions. The REU incorporates an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods, CBPR, indigenous research methods, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Project takes place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota; and at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Students in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Mathematics, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

For a complete list of projects for this year, visit the project website.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Minnesota (Lead)
Salish Kootenai College
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Natural Resources
Urban Planning & Design

Community & Regional Development
Earth System Science
Fish Biology
Fluvial Geomorphology
River Systems
Stream Ecology
Sustainable Development
Urban Environmental Sustainability

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

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