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Research Experience for Undergraduates at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The focus of the REU Program is to provide participants with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project while working under the direction of a faculty mentor. This program not only provides participants with specific knowledge of marine science, but will also develop the student's background and confidence to make career and educational choices in the future.

While carrying out their research, REU students will be given the opportunity to acquire basic research skills, learn analytical techniques, develop data interpretation, and presentation proficiency. REU participants will benefit from a series of workshops on professional skills, and attend lectures by outstanding visiting speakers. Participants may earn up to 8 academic credits for the experience with prior approval from their home campus.

Potential research areas include the ecology and early life history of marine and estuarine fishes, plant-animal interactions in seagrass beds, marine microbial ecology, estuarine nutrient biogeochemistry, benthic ecology, trophic interactions and carbon budgets in marine ecosystems, life history and biomechanics of marine invertebrates, and phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology.

The selected students will be provided stipends of $5,000 for the full-time 10-week program. In addition, students will be provided on-campus housing and a good allowance. Students from outside the Mobile, Alabama area can apply for limited travel assistance (up to $500.00)..

Participating Institution(s):
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Corals & Coral Reefs
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Marine Geology
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Mammal Science
Marine Science
Marine Wetlands
Microbial Ecology

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

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