The Bisbing Forest Ecology & Silviculture Lab at UNR is hiring one crew lead and one field technicians to sample quaking aspen forests in the East Tahoe Basin, Nevada in summer 2019. Technicians will collect data to support forest ecology, health, and genetics research. Duties will include, but are not limited to, mapping forest composition and structure, collecting basic forest ecology and health data, surveying understory plant communities, collecting tissue samples for DNA extraction, and sampling local environmental conditions (e.g. soil moisture, depth to groundwater, etc.). Additional responsibilities may include data entry and data quality control.
Preferred candidates will have previous experience working in the field, knowledge of tree measurements and forest ecosystem sampling, and the ability to work well with others for long hours under strenuous field conditions. Technicians should be capable of hiking long distances with a heavy pack, have the ability to work under inclement weather conditions, and be able to work collegially as part of a research team. Crew leads should have at least one summer of field technician experience. All crew members must have a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving a 4wd truck. Field work will involve driving on backcountry dirt roads and hiking and navigating off-trail.
The field season will run from late May or early June (dependent upon snowpack) through the end of August. Pay is $18/hour for the crew lead and $15/hr for the technician position. Camping on-site is provided as is a field vehicle for on-site work.
To apply, send one pdf document with a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Dr. Sarah Bisbing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 15 and continue until the positions are filled.
Insect ecology research assistant The agricultural insect ecology lab at Clemson University (carmenblubaugh.com) is currently recruiting a full-time summer research assistant for the 2019 field season ($12/hour, May-August, though employment has the potential to continue through the fall 2019). Research in the lab examines relationships between agricultural biodiversity and biological control of crop pests by quantifying costs and benefits of diversity in plant communities, insect communities, and soil microbial communities. Work will involve strenuous field labor (managing experiments at the research farm, weeding, collecting insects, etc.) as well as lab and greenhouse work. There will be opportunities for candidates to pursue independent research projects in the lab, and previous experience with farm work, as well as identification of insects and plants is beneficial. To apply, please submit a cv and a letter detailing academic interests and background in sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, and trophic ecology to cblubau at clemson.edu by Feb. 17.
Summer Internship - MarineGEO - Smithsonian Marine Station The Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) program is currently seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate for a summer internship at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, Florida. MarineGEO (marinegeo.si.edu) is a network of global observation and research sites that focuses on marine biodiversity, how is it changing, and how that affects the structure and function of coastal marine ecosystems. Research includes long-term, rigorous monitoring of important habitats as well as standardized, coordinated experiments with network partners. The Smithsonian Marine Station is located adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), a biodiverse estuary on the east coast of central Florida. Responsibilities of the successful applicant include data collection in a variety of habitats including seagrasses, oyster reefs, mangroves, soft-sediments, and artificial structures as well as supporting ongoing field experiments examining top-down effects on community structure. Learning objectives include exposure to a diverse suite of marine invertebrate species as well as becoming familiar with research conducted in multiple habitat-types in a biodiverse estuarine environment. Additional experiments can be developed based on the applicantâ€™s personal research interests. No diving is expected but snorkeling is common.
Please send a cover letter expressing research interests and future goals as well as a current CV with undergraduate transcripts, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to Dean Janiak at email@example.com. The internship has a flexible time frame but a desired start date would be at or around June 3. The weekly stipend in $400, not including housing.
2 funded MSc positions looking at benthic habitats in coastal Newfoundland bays
MSc positions at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, St John’s, NL, Canada
MSc mapping important fish habitats Placentia Bay has been recognised as an important coastal area in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), both for its socio-economic and ecological importance. The ‘Coastal habitat mapping of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland’ project aims at collecting coastal environmental baseline habitat data to characterize the current state of coastal habitats in the Placentia Bay area. This project will involve combined acquisition of fisheries and multibeam echosounder data to investigate the habitat characteristics of important forage fish species in waters around Newfoundland and Labrador. Seafloor imagery and multibeam backscatter data will be combined to identify specific acoustics characteristics and create detailed sediment interpretation maps. In addition, the multibeam water-column data and fisheries echosounder data will be used to identify fish aggregations and examine finer scale spatial patterns. The student will have the opportunity to carry out fieldwork and present results at an international conference. Required skills include a quantitative background and familiarity with a programming language, previous experience acquiring or processing acoustic data will be considered a strong asset. MSc characterizing temporal variations in environmental drivers and responses of megabenthic organisms Conception Bay in Newfoundland is fjord-like bay with a maximal depth of 300 m, where the Labrador Current keeps most of the waters below 50 m near <0Â°C. Although species of commercial interest are known to occur, surprisingly little is known regarding megabenthic composition and their responses to seasonal variations in harsh sub-Arctic environments. This project will use a soon to be deployed benthic cabled-observatory to carry out time-series video observations as well as acquire and process sediment trap data to monitor the spring phytoplankton bloom. The aim is to understand the links between environmental fluctuations and changes in species composition in order to improve our ability to forecast ecosystem responses to climate change. Both short-term changes in species activity level in response to daily fluctuations, and longer-term seasonal trends will be examined. The student will have the opportunity to lead data acquisition and present results at both national meetings and international conferences. Required skills include a background in ecology and familiarity with R, previous experience handling time-series datasets will be considered a strong asset.
If you are interested, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV and a cover letter stating your main research interests.
Katleen Robert Canada Research Chair in Ocean Mapping, Assistant Professor, School of Ocean Technology, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada
Entry Level (Technical Professional 1 or 2) Wildlife Biologist
Wood PLC (www.woodplc.com) is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. Woodâ€™s Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions division is seeking an Entry-Level Biologist (wildlife preferred) to join our Kennesaw (Atlanta), Georgia office and become an integral member of our team.
This is an entry-level position with a consulting engineering firm and previous experience, while not required, is beneficial. The successful candidate will work under close supervision and will receive specific and detailed instructions about assignments. Will perform a variety of routine tasks which are intended to provide experience and interaction with higher-level staff, methods, practices, programs and culture of the corporation. For training and developmental purposes, assignments may include some work that is typical of a Technical Professional II. Specifically, this staff will be a member of a team providing natural resource, ecological, and water quality services to private industry, commercial, and government clients. This position will support a wide variety of projects. Some of the duties in this position may include: - Performs field exploration, inspections, analyses; provides technical support with supervision. - Analyzes aerial photography, satellite imagery, and maps to monitor and map type and extent of preferred or available wildlife habitat. - Conducts studies on, and participates in, biological projects including surveys for endangered, threatened, candidate, and other wildlife species. - Performs field testing; uses equipment and instrumentation. - Documents, in detail, field observations in log book and on field forms. - Collects field data; prepares charts/graphs; runs simple computer programs. - Prepares, evaluates and interprets data sets and test results, including conducting scientific and routine calculations. - Prepares field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports. - Contacts vendors; researches literature and regulatory requirements. - Follows company safety standards, site safety standards, and provides required permitting. - Provides technical information and recommendations to staff, management and other agencies. - Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including MSWord, Excel spreadsheets, SharePoint sites, internet use, and computer applications.
1) Required - Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or related biologic discipline preferred (wildlife biology, fisheries, plant sciences, or other similar degree) - Master of Science Degree preferred - 0-2 years related experience - Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Excellent interpersonal skills to work well with co-workers, contractors, and other internal and external associates - Understanding of basic environmental science disciplines such as hydrology, wildlife biology, ecology, botany, fisheries biology, and environmental science - Applicants should be able to work in potentially strenuous, uncomfortable field conditions where encounters with poisonous plants and potentially dangerous animals (e.g., snakes, alligators, biting insects, dogs, etc.) are possible - Applicants should be in good physical condition and must be willing to work outdoors for long days (up to 12 hours) under physically challenging conditions (e.g., hot, humid days, rain, or cold walking through mixed habitats). - This position may incur heavy (75% or greater) travel throughout the southeast U.S. (perhaps further if other offices require support), including multi-night stays. Preferred - Experience or degree in Wildlife Biology - Prior experience conducting natural resource and ecological studies in Georgia and the southeastern U.S., and familiarity with southeastern wildlife and plants - OSHA 40-hour training for hazardous waste site operations - Master of Science Degree in natural resource field - Field coordination experience - Boating experience
2) Physical Requirements: - Able to work in a wide range of field conditions, often in remote locations - Able to do physically demanding field work, such as soil and well sampling, packing/carrying heavy shipping containers, etc. - Must be able to travel without limitations and perform unimpeded standing and walking in industrial and field environments, often carrying equipment, for up to 12 hours per workday. - Must be physically capable of performing work in health and safety personal protective equipment, including air purifying respirator
3) Applying: Please submit resumes to Heidi Fogell directly via email at email@example.com with the subject line â€œBiologist Job Openingâ€ , or apply online at the following link:
Summer Research Technician in Colorado and Wyoming Biological Science Technician Position â€“ Summer 2019
Are you looking for an opportunity to gain field experience in research, ecology, and hydrology in rangeland ecosystems? The Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit with USDA-ARS will be hiring a field research technician for the summer of 2019. The position will be based in Fort Collins, CO and involve day trips to the Central Plains Experimental Range in eastern Colorado and overnight trips to the Thunder Basin National Grassland in northeastern Wyoming to collect experimental data. The technician will be working to understand how rangeland management and climate variability/extremes interact to influence water and plant dynamics in semi-arid rangelands.
MAJOR DUTIES --Collects vegetation, soil, and sensor data and is responsible for quality assurance/quality control of data collected. Keeps exact, detailed records of experimental data. Provides data in an appropriate format for incorporation into computer spreadsheets. Enters data into computer spreadsheets and performs quality control on entered data. Makes and records observations of unusual happenings, phenomena or trends that might influence interpretation of plot or field data. --Operates, maintains, cleans, repairs and constructs equipment used in plot and field experiments including, but not limited to, vehicles, experimental precipitation manipulation infrastructure (i.e., rain-out shelters, tanks and pumps), field equipment, and on-site weather stations. --Manages fieldwork program semi-autonomously; takes responsibility for solving problems and adapting to current conditions and events without constant supervision. --Ensures that all safety and environmental concerns are addressed to provide a safe work environment, and that activities in support of research do not pose an environmental threat. QUALIFICATIONS --Careful attention to detail when collecting repetitive measurements. --Comfort with working long hours outdoors, frequently in hot and sunny conditions. --Ability to do efficient and high-quality work without direct supervision. Ability to proactively solve problems and manage tasks adaptively in order to get the job done on time. --Positive attitude and sense of humor. Ability to work independently and in teams. --Skill in the use of personal computers for word processing, data entry and data manipulation in spreadsheets (e.g., Excel). --Technical knowledge of plant identification, structure and function of plant communities, and theory and practice of rangeland monitoring methods. --Familiarity with principles of soil science and soil sampling methods. --Knowledge of the methods used in biological sciences (such as botany, hydrology, range science, soil science, ecology, and chemistry) in order to participate responsibly in most phases of the experimental process. --Practical knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance and repair. Knowledge of safe operating procedures for vehicles, hand tools and battery-operated power tools. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requires standing, walking, bending, and lifting of objects weighing as much as 50 pounds. Certain phases of the work require extended (such as most of a work day) periods of standing or sitting while accomplishing detailed experimental procedures. Some procedures require stamina and endurance. Need to have the physical capability to perform required duties without hazard to self or others. WORK ENVIRONMENT The job is primarily located in remote rangelands of eastern Colorado and northeastern Wyoming. The work environment is about 85% in the field and 15% in the office. The work involves regular and recurring moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working outdoors. Throughout the summer, the incumbent may encounter insects, belligerent livestock, dust, heavy pollen, uncomfortable weeds, and extremes of weather. The incumbent is required to wear protective clothing (e.g., coats, boots, goggles, gloves, and respirator) as conditions warrant. Dates and Pay: Mid-May to mid-August (start and end dates flexible depending on school calendar). Position is 40 hrs/week starting at $12.70/hr.
Please include in resume: Major/Minor, Relevant Experience, Relevant Coursework, Technical Skills
Submissions will be reviewed as received until positions are filled. US citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) is accepting applications for the NSF-funded Microbial Friends &Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program: http://cihmid.cornell.edu/reu-mff.html. Applications are due February 21, 2019.
The Microbial Friends & Foes Program will take place from June 3rd to August 9th, 2019. The program will provide training in the concepts and experimental approaches central to understanding microbial interactions with eukaryotic hosts. Students will learn about broad diversity of microbe-eukaryote interactions through conducting independent research projects, participation in weekly research group meetings, seminars presented by CIHMID faculty, Microbial Friends & Foes Synthesis Panels, CIHMID Summer Symposium, and Microbial Friends & Foes Poster Session. Emphasis will be placed on appreciation of the scientific method and developing effective strategies for conducting research as well as on the synthesis of concepts important to interspecific interactions across diverse systems. In addition, workshops in electronic database literacy, science citation software, research ethics, science communication, and planning for graduate study will be offered to the Microbial Friends & Foes program participants. More information about the program along with a flier can be found at http://cihmid.cornell.edu/reu-mff.html.
Students will receive a stipend of $5750, travel subsidy, meal allowance and on-campus housing. Applicants will be asked to identify 3 laboratories of interest, and will be selected in a two-step review process by the program organizers and potential mentors.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
*All undergraduate students interested in understanding microbial interactions with eukaryotic hosts.
*Members of minorities underrepresented in science, undergraduates from small colleges, and first-generation college students.
*Applicants must be United Stated citizens or permanent residents and at least 18 years old.
Biological Science Aide, Burn Oregon Job title: Biological Science Aide Series/Grade: GS-0404-03/04 Start Date: 1 April 2019 Position Length: 6 months Location: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center Number of Positions: two
Duties: Aide will work with Ecologists and Range Technicians. Fieldwork is based in ecological studies with emphasis on revegetation of sagebrush steppe plant communities. Topics of study include: determining attributes of high quality seed, identifying safe sites for seedling establishment and reducing early herbivory of seedlings. Responsibilities are to assist in the collection of field and laboratory data. Field work takes up about 50% of the position responsibilities. Laboratory work consists of biomass separation and weighing, insect identification, seed quality assessment, data entry and photographic analysis.
Requirements: Undergraduate studies in range, soils, wildlife, or other natural resource fields preferred; those with related experience or education will be considered. Must be able to lift objects that weigh up to 50 pounds and kneel/squat for extended periods of time for sample collection. Must have a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and be able to operate motor vehicles. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions (both heat and cold). Must be able to hike over rugged and steep terrain. Must to be at least 16 years of age. Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
GS-3: 6 months of general experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position; OR Successful completion of 1 year of post-high school study that included at least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics.
GS-4: 6 months of general AND 6 months of specialized experience; OR successful completion of 2 years of post-high school study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture or mathematics of which 6 semester hours of courses relate directly to the duties of the position (plant biology, range/ecology, or natural resource management).
General experience: must have demonstrated the ability to perform the work of the position or provided a familiarity with the subject matter.
Specialized experience: must have been at least equivalent to the GS-03 grade level in the Federal Service.
Salary: $12.74 to $14.30 per hour depending on experience and/or education. Workweek is typically 40 hours but some longer weeks will be expected. Housing potentially provided.
To Apply: Send an email with â€œBiological Science Aideâ€ in the title to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 11, 2019. Email should include: cover letter, one page resume, and college transcripts. List any pertinent classes in rangeland science, botany, soils, wildlife, natural resources, etc.
USDA-ARS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
MSc position in forest ecology I seek a motivated individual for an MSc project investigating the influence of moisture availability on forest canopies and tree growth in Canadaâ€™s western interior. Water availability can have a strong bearing on forest structure, dynamics, and carbon balance in this region. The successful candidate will obtain multispectral and thermal imagery of forest canopies using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and combine this with daily weather and soil moisture data to investigate how tree growth responds to short- and long-term variation in moisture. Field work will be conducted in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, located near the southern end of the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. The goal of this research is to better understand how increasing aridity under climate change may affect ecosystem carbon balance and the persistence of forest cover near the prairie-forest ecotone in western Canada.
The position will start in either May or Sept 2019 (depending on the successful candidateâ€™s availability) and will be hosted at the Department of Biology at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada) working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Vanderwel (http://vanderwelforestlab.weebly.com). Applicants should have a BSc, a strong academic record in biology or a related field, and good quantitative skills.
To apply, please send a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, unofficial academic transcripts, and contact information for 2 references by e-mail to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on Feb 19 and will continue until the position is filled.
Summer Research Technician in Colorado Location: Fort Collins, CO and field sites 10-150 miles east of town
Dates: May 13 to September 27 or October 25, 2019
Hired at the GS-2 or GS-3 level of the federal scale, depending on experience
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Please email application materials (cover letter, resume, references) and/or questions to both of the following:
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION Research assistant for the Rangeland Resources Systems Research Unit (RRSRU) of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), based out of Fort Collins, CO. The incumbent will assist with summer data collection for an ongoing project focused on improving the Conservation Reserve Program in the West.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a cost-share program between farmers or ranchers and the United States Government. It aims to reduce soil erosion, enhance water quality, and improve wildlife and pollinator habitat by converting former cropland to perennial vegetative cover. In 2016, the USDAâ€™s Farm Service Agency commissioned a study to look into improving establishment of pollinator-friendly CRP plantings in dry areas of the Mountain West. The Colorado branch of this project has five research sites located 10-150 miles east of Fort Collins. Experimental planting treatments have been installed at all five sites, and ongoing monitoring efforts are underway to assess success of different treatments. The Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting scientific data in the field, maintaining positive and friendly relationships with landowners and collaborators, and managing data entry and organization in the office.
MAJOR DUTIES Collects vegetation, soil, and pollinator data and is responsible for quality assurance/quality control of data collected. Keeps exact, detailed records of experimental data. Provides data in an appropriate format for incorporation into computer spreadsheets. Enters data into computer spreadsheets and performs quality control on entered data. Makes and records observations of unusual happenings, phenomena or trends that might influence interpretation of plot or field data.
Manages fieldwork program semi-autonomously; takes responsibility for solving problems and adapting to current conditions and events without constant supervision.
Operates, maintains, cleans, repairs and constructs equipment used in plot and field experiments including, but not limited to, vehicles, field equipment, and on-site weather stations.
Ensures that all safety and environmental concerns are addressed to provide a safe work environment, and that activities in support of research do not pose an environmental threat.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS Technical knowledge of plant identification, structure and function of plant communities, and theory and practice of rangeland monitoring methods.
Familiarity with principles of soil science and soil sampling methods.
Experience with entomological data collection, especially as it relates to pollinator monitoring.
Knowledge of the methods of biological sciences (including botany, range science, soil science, entomology, ecology, and chemistry) in order to participate responsibly in most phases of the experimental process.
Working knowledge of common native plants and agricultural weeds of Eastern Colorado and familiarity with pollinator species common to the area are highly valued.
Warm and professional interpersonal communication skills in order to build and maintain positive relationships with landowners and other collaborators.
Comfort with working long hours outdoors, frequently in hot and sunny conditions.
Ability to do efficient and high-quality work without direct supervision. Ability to proactively solve problems and manage tasks adaptively in order to get the job done on time.
Skill in the use of personal computers to utilize software packages such as: word processing, data entry and manipulation in spreadsheets (e.g., Excel).
Practical knowledge of general vehicle maintenance and repair. Knowledge of safe operating procedures when using equipment or vehicles.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work requires standing, walking, bending, and lifting of objects weighing as much as 50 pounds. Certain phases of the work require extended (such as most of a work day) periods of standing or sitting while accomplishing detailed experimental procedures. Some procedures require stamina and endurance. Need to have the physical capability to perform required duties without hazard to self or others.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The job is primarily located in semi-remote agricultural areas of eastern Colorado. The work environment is about 85% in the field and 15% in the office. The work involves regular and recurring moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working outdoors. Throughout the summer, the incumbent may encounter insects, belligerent livestock, dust, heavy pollen, uncomfortable weeds, and extremes of weather. The incumbent is required to wear protective clothing (e.g., coats, boots, goggles, gloves, and respirator) as conditions warrant.
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.
SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650 acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a stepping stone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences.
Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, Student copy of transcripts, personal essay, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA) https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public
Application deadlines are listed below: Summer (May-August): Deadline is February 15th
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer Students from under-represented groups or institutions lacking research facilities or research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. However, all other interested students are encouraged to apply.
Daniel E Gustafson, Jr. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Professional Training Coordinator 647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD. 21037 firstname.lastname@example.org www.serc.si.edu
The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is now accepting applications for the 2019 undergraduate research program. Go to www.rmbl.org and follow the link for 'students'.
Each year the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) matches approximately 40 students with mentors from around the world. Students have opportunities to work on a wide array of ecological and evolutionary field projects. Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their research project with additional training to learn about Rocky Mountain ecosystems or wildlife biology. RMBL provides REU funding for approximately 10 students. RMBL also makes available additional scholarships. Consequently financial need should not preclude students from applying.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students thinking about a career in the sciences. RMBL is located in Gothic, Colorado, a stunningly beautiful location in the Rockies. Because we host more than 100 graduate students and senior scientists, undergraduates have an opportunity to learn about graduate programs from around the world. Many undergraduates end up as co-authors on scientific papers and start building professional networks that foster their career across a lifetime. We have had many undergraduates turn their summer research into a senior thesis project, even though they have not necessarily had someone from their school present at RMBL during the summer.
Our program does fill. We encourage strongly motivated applicants, including applicants who need financial support, to submit their online application by Feb. 15 for REU applicants and by March 1 for RMBL Scholarships. Students can apply for both sources of funds with one application.
Tarleton State University is now accepting applications for our 2019 NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) cohort. Students accepted into the REU program will spend 10 weeks during the summer on Tarleton’s Stephenville, Texas, campus while conducting research at Timberlake Biological Field Station. Their research will focus on restoring cattle ranches for sustainable land and water resources. Mentored research positions are available in the fields of aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, botany, mammalogy, herpetology, parasitology, hydrology, soil science, environmental chemistry, and environmental policy.
The program lasts May 28-August 2, 2019. Students will receive a $550 stipend per week for their participation in the REU program. On-campus housing (apartment-style dormitory with a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan) and lodging at Timberlake Biological Field Station will be provided at no cost to the students. Additional funds for meals, research, and travel are also included.