Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 Research Experience:  

Assessment and Sustainable Management of Ecosystem Services

Deadline extended to 3/10/17

The University of Arkansas (UA) is conducting a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) during the summer of 2017 for up to 10 undergraduates who are interested in research in developing metrics for ecosystem services and sustainability.

This REU focuses on field- and lab-based research in areas ranging from water quality and urban spring ecology to animal agriculture sustainability. Projects are supervised by university professors and vary from year-to-year based on the most current work being conducted at the University of Arkansas and partnering universities.

This unique program represents a collaborative effort across several UA Colleges and Departments. Students will conduct research in small program teams and will participate in weekly activities as a cohort group with other REU students across the UA campus.

The NSF REU program provides specific opportunities for Native American students to gain critical experience in developing and conducting scientific research. This program includes partnerships with Tribal governments to enhance the relevance and impact of research to local ecosystem management programs.

This 10-week residence program (May 22 – July 28) consists of an Ecosystem Services immersion course (one week), a Research Experience (8 weeks), and an intensive Data Analysis and Report Writing course (one week). All projects will result in a student-sourced manuscript and formal presentation at the REU Symposium at the end of July. Funding from NSF provides for each student with room and board at the University of Arkansas in addition to a $500 weekly stipend and a travel allowance.  See more information at the links below.

Application Materials                 
Mentor Profiles                  
Past Projects              
UA REU Groups          

Application deadline extended to March 10, 2017.