Dr. Scott Wissinger and Dr. Amanda DelVecchia
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
We are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student to conduct a
10-week research project investigating patterns in CO2 saturation and
efflux across alpine ponds in Gothic, Colorado (
project involves rigorous field sampling, measurement of headspace samples
on a gas chromatograph and/or LiCor, and collection of routine hydrologic
measurements. Student should have taken basic biology and chemistry
classes and should be in good academic standing. An interest in ecology
and/or hydrology is preferred. Experience with both field and lab
techniques is also preferable, but not necessary.
Sampling requires hiking with equipment to 12,000 feet in elevation in
variable weather conditions =E2=80=93 thus student should be comfortable in
wilderness conditions and in excellent physical condition. The student
should also be comfortable living in a relatively remote setting.
Position includes room, board, and stipend from the beginning of June to
mid August. The student will be housed at Rocky Mountain Biological
Laboratory (www.rmbl.org) and will be enrolled in RMBL=E2=80=99s REU progra=
the student will be able to participate in routine meetings and a symposium
at the end of summer. The student will also be part of a large team of
aquatic ecologists including professors, postdocs, graduate students,
undergraduate research assistants, and other REU students.
To apply, please send a CV, academic transcript, and 1 page statement of
interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.