ITEAM Lab NSF REU Summer 2019 Internship opportunity *
The Idaho Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modeling Lab (ITEAM) at the
University of Idaho is seeking one paid undergraduate Research Experience
for Undergraduate (REU) intern for the Summer 2019. This National Science
Foundation REU opportunity provides 11 weeks of funding ($500
stipend/week). *The project offers ample opportunities for an undergraduate
to develop a research project and pursue a senior-thesis while building the
necessary foundation to pursue a career in ecological research*.
The ITEAM lab studies forest ecosystems in relation to the interactions
between climate change, policy decisions, and natural and anthropogenic
disturbances. Current research projects include: exploring the use of
ecosystem measurements in differing forest types to estimate carbon
balances in the context of climate conditions; modeling forest ecosystem
responses to changes in climate, wildfire, and forest management.
During the summer of 2019, *the REU intern will assist the ITEAM lab with
field work, data management, and research project development*. The REU
intern will be exposed to field techniques associated with forest
inventories, and terrestrial vegetation and soil sampling to quantify
ecosystem properties. The student will learn database usage,
statistical/spatial analyses, and will communicate research findings in
both oral and written forms.
*Through this hands-on experience, the REU student will have to develop and
implement a unique and independent research project associated with the
labÃ¢Â€Â™s field research. * There are many opportunities to develop an
independent project with the mentoring of ITEAM members from both
previously collected and the upcoming 2019 field season data. The student
will have 11 weeks of full-time (40 hours/week) participation in the summer
of 2019. For students attending U. Idaho, there is a possibility to
continue their independent research with the ITEAM lab in the fall 2019
*Requirements:* Junior-standing undergraduate (as of Fall 2019) who plans
to reside near Moscow, ID for summer 2019; minimum GPA of 3.0; significant
interest in forest ecology, field research, camping, hiking, and outdoor
elements; ability to take direction and learn from others; strong work
ethic, self-motivated, and critical thinking skills with a desire to learn
and develop research and professional communication skills. Ability to
complete 11 weeks of full-time work between May 1 and October 1, 2019.
must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled as an
undergraduate student. Students with backgrounds that are underrepresented
in forest science are encouraged to apply.
*Application:* Please submit a cover letter (detailing your interest,
relevant previous experience(s), relevant skills to the ITEAM lab, and
summer availability), resume, academic transcripts (unofficial fine), and
1-2 letters of recommendation (minimum one from academic faculty member
familiar with your work) to Dr. Tara Hudiburg (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
April 1st, 2019.