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Paid summer REU internship: Prairie Ecology in western MN

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Echinacea Project is recruiting students to conduct research in the tallgrass prairie. Team Echinacea investigates ecology and evolution in fragmented prairie habitat in Minnesota, focusing on a model organism, the purple coneflower. This summer, we will investigate effects of spring fires on summer flowering, pollination, and plant reproduction.

In addition to helping with ongoing research projects, REU students will pursue an independent research project related to plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, or conservation. No field experience is necessary, but enthusiasm is a must for prospective REUs! We especially encourage students from groups underrepresented in science to apply.

There is a $640/week stipend and travel expenses to the research site are covered. We provide housing.

Participating Institution(s):
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Chicago Botanic Garden (Lead)
University of Minnesota

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences
STEM Fields

Ecological Modeling
Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Ecology
Human-Environment Interactions
Plant Ecology
Pollination Ecology
Population Ecology

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

Page last updated 2/28/2024
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