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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: "The Value of Snow": Summer Research Experiences in Natural Resource Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Region


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research, facilitating student involvement in environmental research and education at University of Nevada, Reno, and the Great Basin Institute, an environmental research, education and conservation organization, invite applications for the summer REU program. Students will explore the intersections of socioeconomic and natural sciences in relation to drought resiliency in the Tahoe, Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Regions, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Overview of Program: REU research teams will work in the Eastern Sierra Region of Nevada, specifically within the Lake Tahoe Basin and the surrounding northwestern Great Basin high desert. The program will encompass a wide range of interdisciplinary research, examining the various approaches to assessing, modeling, and managing water resources in the context of global climate change and diminishing snowpack. Participants will gain exposure to diverse scientific inquiries and technologies in order to glean how the socioeconomic and natural sciences inform land use policy and adaptive management of economic and natural resources. Students in the program will be provided a stipend of $4750, plus housing.
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Application Deadline: 3/26/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Nevada, Reno (Lead)
Desert Research Institute
The Great Basin Institute

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Arts
Atmospheric Sciences
Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Economics
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Hydrology
Natural Resources
Policy
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Keywords:
Climate Change
Ecohydrology
Environmental Economics
Remote Sensing
Water Management
Water Quality
Weather Extremes

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


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