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Great Lakes Research Experiences for Undergraduates


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
Central Michigan University is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a 10-week research experience for undergraduates (REU) program at its Biological Station (CMUBS) on Beaver Island, MI. This REU program will support the training of 8 students during the summer. The research theme of the REU will document how unprecedented changes (e.g. invasive and non-native species and anthropogenic stress) currently underway in the Laurentian Great Lakes, one of the world's most important and threatened freshwater ecosystems, are affecting the structure, function, and ecosystem services of the nearshore environment.

During the 10-week program, students will develop research projects (ranging from limnology, fisheries biology, conservation and spatial ecology, to molecular ecology and microbial ecology) in collaboration with CMU faculty to gain hands-on experience in all parts of the scientific process, from experimental design through data dissemination and translation. Students will engage with multiple stakeholders (e.g. government, private, and cultural) who have interests in Great Lakes resources and will learn to relate their science to these groups.

Students will receive a $5,750 stipend, together with free room and board and up to $500 for travel to CMU's main campus in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


Participating Institution(s):
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Central Michigan University (Lead)

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

Keywords:
Aquatic Ecology
Biodiversity
Climate Change
Conservation
Ecosystem Science
Fish Biology
Fisheries Management
Freshwater Biology

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


Page last updated 6/22/2021
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