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NSF REU in Radioecology


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Description:
Participants will spend 10 weeks at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the US Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS), where they have the opportunity to gain hands-on training in radioecology. General themes include: i) the fate of radionuclides in environmental systems; ii) the impact of radionuclides on the environment; and iii) biogeochemical and physiological processes via tracer studies. Students will conduct research in the field and laboratory in areas such as ecotoxicology, ecophysiology, environmental restoration, remediation, risk assessment, ecosystem ecology, and radioecology. Access to a variety of natural and impacted areas on the SRS, SREL's analytical capabilies, and SREL's history of radioecology research in national and international arenas (e.g., Chernobyl and Fukushima) combine to make this a unique learning environment. SREL's REU in Radioecology is the only program of its kind in the world for undergraduate students.

Details: The program runs from late May to late July each year. Housing will be provided at the University of South Carolina - Aiken dormitories, approximately 30 minutes' drive from SREL. (No housing facilites exist on the SRS.) In addition to free housing, students will receive a stipend of $525/week, a small food allowance, and travel reimbursement. (More details will be provided to selected participants.) Participants should be prepared to work outdoors in hot, humid conditions, and to comply with SRS safety and security requirements. Questions regarding the program should be directed to undergrad@srel.uga.edu.


Application Deadline: 1/31/2018

Program Dates: 5/21/2018 - 7/27/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Georgia (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Biology
Chemistry
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics

Keywords:
Aquatic Animal Health
Conservation
Ecotoxicology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Toxicology
Freshwater Biology
Herpetology
Radiochemistry
Soil Science
Wildlife Biology

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


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