Summer REU internship: prairie ecology in western MN

Summer REU internship: prairie ecology in western MNThe Echinacea Project is recruiting undergraduate students to conduct research in the tallgrass prairie. Team Echinacea investigates ecology and evolution in fragmented prairie habitat in Minnesota, focusing on a model organism, the purple coneflower. This summer, we will investigate effects of spring fires on summer flowering, pollination, and plant reproduction. Read more about our work with fire in Popular Science here or watch a video about this research here.In addition to helping with ongoing research projects, REU students will pursue an independent research project related to plant ecology, pollination biology, evolution, statistics, or conservation. No field experience is necessary, but enthusiasm is a must for prospective REUs! We especially encourage students from groups underrepresented in science to apply. 

Details:– Program runs June-August; exact start/end dates negotiable– Housing provided– Travel expenses to the research site covered– $600/week stipendApplications are due starting February 24th. Learn more and apply here.