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REU Program: Integrative Tree Science for the Anthropocene

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Undergraduates - First Year
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Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Morton Arboretum is a world-renowned nonprofit organization and botanical garden located just outside of Chicago in Lisle, Illinois. The Arboretum conducts leading scientific research on tree health and improvement, and grows and displays a diversity of trees for study and enjoyment throughout its 1,700 acres. The Arboretum leads collaborations throughout the Chicago region and around the world to maximize its impact and ensure trees thrive.

The National Science Foundation REU Program: Integrative Tree Science for the Anthropocene at The Morton Arboretum allows participants to experience careers that explore solutions for climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resources management, and urban life, as they conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a PhD-level mentor.

This intensive, 10-week summer program includes a $6250 stipend, with housing and travel provided. Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program may apply for this nationally competitive fellowship.

Participating Institution(s):
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Morton Arboretum (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences

Ecological Modeling
Evolutionary Ecology
Forest Ecology
Natural Resoruces
Plant Biology
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology
Soil Science
Statistical Modelling

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

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