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: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fechinaceaproject.org%2Fopportunities%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7079c6ab162c4fd12aab08d7a3db39e1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637158034294757174&sdata=gcYbza41ce0874wOiF5mgCKPpMPJ0uBJRQgseJ7%2FeQQ%3D&reserved=0 . Direct any and all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on March 1st for REU internships. The team and I are happy to answer any questions.