Summer REU opportunity with the Echinacea Project (Kensington, MN)

Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairie? The Echinacea Project is offering summer research internships for undergraduate students funded by the National Science Foundation. We have diverse potential projects for students with a background or interest in plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, conservation, and computer science. In the past, interns have completed projects on a variety of topics including pollination biology, prairie restoration, and plant-herbivore interactions.

No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. You will survey natural plant populations, measure plant traits in experimental plots, hand-pollinate plants, observe & collect insects, and assist in all aspects of research. Housing is provided and there is a stipend.

Information about our offerings for summer 2020 are here, as well as examples of past REU projects: . Direct any and all questions to Review of applications will begin on March 1st for REU internships. The team and I are happy to answer any questions.