Friday, February 5, 2016

University of North Florida

REU in Coastal Biology - apply by 3/20

The University of North Florida (UNF) will host the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, offering paid research training experiences in Coastal Biology to 10 undergraduates over 10 weeks (May 23-July 29, 2016).  

REU participants will be paired with Coastal Biologists at UNF and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR), and conduct mentored research projects related to their mentor's expertise.  The 2016 REU session will focus on research topics including shark ecology and physiology, invasive species (lionfish) biology, evolutionary genetics and speciation in fish, crustacean reproduction, salt marsh restoration, fish ecology, fish endocrinology, and marine natural products.

At the beginning of the program, students will complete a 1-week orientation on performing research in Coastal Biology to prepare them for their directed research projects.  Students will also gain experience in science communication by presenting the results of their project at a departmental-wide research poster mini-symposium.  Participants will attend research seminars and workshops on career skills in science.  Students may also have the opportunity to present their research findings at professional conferences.

Information about mentors, research topics, dates, and application procedures are posted on the REU web site at

Applications are due on March 20, 2016.