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The Ecology of Human-Dominated Landscapes

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Miami University's Summer REU Program in Ecology and Environmental Science focuses on "The Ecology of Human-Dominated Landscapes." The program is funded by a grant received from The National Science Foundation and by Miami University.

Twelve undergraduate students will be selected to conduct individual research projects with faculty mentors. The program's research will involve faculty from the Departments of Botany, Geology, Geography, Mathematics & Statistics, Microbiology, Zoology and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.


To be eligible, students must be enrolled in any U.S. undergraduate college or university and must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Students must have taken introductory courses in biology or the environmental sciences. A course in ecology is recommended but not required. Women and minority students are encouraged to apply. Miami University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stipend & Travel Expenses

All students will receive a $5000 stipend. Expenses will be reimbursed for travel to and from Oxford.


Students will receive 6 semester credit hours; tuition costs are covered by the REU program. Moreover, students will not be responsible for any associated fees (i.e., Miami University general fees).


Students will stay in Miami University's dormitories at no cost. Two students will reside in each dormitory room. Each room is air-conditioned, has a small refridgerator, and contains both phone and internet connection. In addition, students residing in the dormitory will have access to a shared kitchenette and pots & pans (provided by ECO-REU), with which students can prepare meals. The Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services has an Envoy meal plan you can purchase.

Participating Institution(s):
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Miami University (Lead)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Molecular Biology
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Aquatic Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Freshwater Biology
Insect Ecology and Evolution
Invasive Species
Landscape Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Molecular Genetics

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

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